Queens lawmaker introduces bill for a transformative investment to help mothers impacted by COVID-19 pandemic


Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, mothers — especially mothers of color — have been forced to leave the workforce in droves in order to meet the unprecedented demands of caregiving, remote schooling and housework during the pandemic. Now, a Queens lawmaker is introducing a bold and sweeping legislation to revitalize and restore mothers in the workforce. 

Congresswoman Grace Meng on Tuesday, Feb. 16, announced the Marshall Plan for Moms (H.Res 121) that recognizes these challenges and puts forward a framework of numerous provisions that aim to help moms return to the workforce. Its goal is to help mothers resume and advance their careers, and stop losing out on wages that are critical to their family’s economic security.