Residents of District 13, check out our new resource cards! This guide is intended to connect residents with resources from different departments and organizations, working to help Baltimore City residents!
I am very grateful to have been awarded the Women Empowerment- Lactation Rights Award from the Baltimore City Office of Civil Rights. The Lactation Accommodation bill was introduced in August, in hopes of providing new mothers with lactation rights to help them transition back to work after giving birth.
I have introduced the Lactation Accommodation Bill, a bill that will help remove barriers between new mothers and their careers.
This bill would allow employees to request additional time to express breast milk, outside of lunch breaks, which may be unpaid. The legislation also outlines higher standards for a lactation space to include: a private room with a door that can be locked from the inside, a surface to place a breast pump and other personal items, comfortable seating, at least one electrical outlet, a sink with running hot water and a refrigerator to store breast milk. Lastly, this legislation requires all employers and worksites to provide lactation accommodations to all employees if requested.
The Lactation Accommodation Bill will provide new mothers with lactation accommodations and help them transition back to work after giving birth.
Join Councilwoman Sneed for the 2018 District 13 town hall meeting, June 13th beginning at 6:30 pm at Henderson-Hopkins Elementary/Middle School. There will be a discussion about housing, public safety and sanitation. Please bring youth from the community! See you there!