It's 2021 but teachers and nurses are still fighting for the right to pump milk at work.
Nearly one in four women of childbearing age are not covered by the Break Time for Nursing Mothers law, the provision that requires reasonable break time and a private non-bathroom space for breastfeeding employees to pump during the work day.
Congressional champions are preparing to introduce the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act, a bill that would ensure all workers have the right to break time and a private space to pump breast milk as well as a mechanism to ensure that workers can hold their employer accountable if they do not comply.
A strong bill introduction with support from Senators and Representatives on both sides of the aisle is our best shot at making this bill a reality. That's why we've launched a new action tool so that constituents can contact their Members of Congress and urge them to support the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act!
We can and must do better for working parents: take action today!
Each of us can help change the hearts and minds of policymakers. Together, we can make sure that every new parent has the right to pump during their work day. Please take action today!