When Erin Herbig and I were elected to leadership, we committed to working on policies that empower women and working families. So when we found out that the State House lacked a private space for nursing mothers, we were beyond appalled and determined to fix the issue.

We’re now pleased to let you know that the Maine State House finally has a private lactation room for staffers, lobbyists and the public. Workplaces that support a mother in her return to work by bringing her back with ease always win and our State House should be no different.