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Mom to Theo, Henry and dog Maple. Wife to Jonathan. U.S. Senator for New York. Not “very polite.” She/her.
Aug 28, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
More women die from complications giving birth in the U.S. than in any other developed country. Black mothers are 3 to 4 times more likely to die than white mothers – a rate not tied to income level or education, but race alone. That’s why I’m introducing the MOMS Act. Thread: While other developed nations’ maternal mortality rates drastically decline, ours is on the rise. In fact, we are 1 of just 8 countries in the entire world with increasing rates of maternal mortality. Our nation is in crisis.
Feb 9, 2018 14 tweets 3 min read
This is an important time to talk about this WH and whether they value women. Because, consistently, their actions tell us they don’t. Despite some cheap words in the State of the Union, the President refuses to lift a finger to pass a real paid family leave bill.…