Celebrating Trailblazing Mothers: An Interview with Senator Tammy Duckworth
In honor of Women's History Month, we are celebrating trailblazing mothers all month. First, with an interview with Senator Tammy Duckworth (Illinois), one of the most prominent mothers in American government today, that we aired in our very first season of the podcast. In 2018, for the first time in history, Senator Duckworth got the U.S. Senate to agree on a vote to allow babies onto the Senate floor, so that she—and others in the future—could breastfeed while partaking in important votes. And in October 2019, we have her to thank for successfully passing the Friendly Airports for Mothers Act. Senator Duckworth is also a purple heart recipient and veteran of the Iraq War.