Every day, pregnant and postpartum workers nationwide are forced to choose between their economic security, and maintaining a healthy pregnancy, safe recovery from childbirth, or the ability to pump breastmilk at work due to a lack of access to simple but critical workplace accommodations. There is a solution, and it’s ready for a vote in the Senate right now: the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. It’s unconscionable that this bill is still waiting for a vote: Women have been fighting for this bill for over ten years, and the bill has enough votes to pass—yet Senate leadership continues to delay.
Please join us in taking action for pregnant workers today by:
1. Calling Senate Majority Leader Schumer directly at (202) 224-6542 at to urge him to bring the bill to a vote, telling him:
“I am calling as a concerned member of the public to urge you to prioritize the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and bring it to a vote, before it’s too late. Women and families are counting on you to deliver real change for their communities.”
2. Emailing your Senator through this easy take-action tool to let them know that pregnant workers must be a priority now.
Meanwhile, the need for this bill has only become more urgent as we face a labor shortage, childcare crisis, formula shortage, and the fall-out from the overturning of Roe V. Wade. By passing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, the Senate can deliver a win for maternal health and economic justice while providing a much-needed boost to our economy by keeping women attached to the workforce. There are no excuses: moms multitask every day—the Senate can too. Our lawmakers need to hear the message from constituents like you that women and parents won’t stand for being sidelined anymore. Thank you for joining us in taking action today!