June 4, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Diana Pando, Communications Specialist
U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (IL-D) To Be Honored with HealthConnect One’s
Leadership Legacy Award
CHICAGO – HealthConnect One is pleased to announce that their 2019 Irving Harris Leadership Legacy Award will be awarded to U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) for her commitment to maternal and child health at their annual Every Baby Our Baby Bash on June 6th. “We’ve selected Senator Tammy Duckworth to be a recipient of our Legacy Award because she has an excellent track record of being an advocate for women and working families,” said Brenda Blasingame, E.D. of HealthConnect One. “Senator Duckworth’s transformative proposals, align with the work we do to support moms and their families because every baby is our baby.”
Recently, Senator Duckworth introduced new bills that would make workplaces more family-friendly, improve childcare services, make it easier for low-income and middle-class families to obtain diapers for their children and close loopholes that prevent educational support staff from being able to take medical leave through the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Senator Tammy Duckworth is also the first sitting U.S. Senator to give birth, which led to a historic rules change to make the Senate friendlier for working parents by allowing all Senators to bring their infant children onto the Senate floor, if necessary, during votes. Last year, her bipartisan Friendly Airports for Mothers (FAM) Act to provide nursing mothers with private, clean and accessible lactation rooms was also signed into law after passing both the House and Senate.
About HealthConnect One
HealthConnect One has collaborated with over 50 communities in 20 states and pioneered their award-winning Community-Based Doula Program model. The Leadership Legacy Award is given to individuals and organizations who are making an impact on maternal health and birth equity. The award will be presented at
HealthConnect One’s Every Baby Our Baby Bash:
Thursday, June 6, 2019 – 6:00 PM
Floating World Gallery
1925 N. Halsted Street, Chicago IL 60614
Tickets available at http://bit.ly/EBOB2019
HealthConnect One® is the national leader in advancing respectful, community-based, peer-to-peer support for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and early parenting: healthconnectone.org