MOMS WILL THANK CONGRESS

Aug 2, 1999
Press Release

AUGUST 1-9 IS WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK

SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE:

  • REPS. CAROLYN B. MALONEY (D-NY), LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD (D-CA), CONNIE MORELLA (R-MD), CHRIS SHAYS (R-CT)

  • NEW MOMS WHO HAVE BEEN EJECTED FROM FEDERAL MUSEUMS

  • DOCTORS

  • EMPLOYERS WHO HELP

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 1999 • NOON • SENATE SWAMP PRESS SITE

MALONEY AND ROYBAL-ALLARD’S AMENDMENTS SET THE FEDERAL STANDARD THAT BREASTFEEDING IS WELCOME ON FEDERAL PROPERTY. UNTIL NOW, WOMEN HAVE BEEN KICKED OUT OF FEDERAL PARKS, NATIONAL MUSEUMS, AND FEDERAL BUILDINGS JUST BECAUSE THEY WERE BREASTFEEDING A HUNGRY CHILD. IN THESE INSTANCES WOMEN HAVE HAD NO RECOURSE. NOW, THEY DO.

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