Friday, November 17, 2006

Sign MomsRising's Petition to Support Breastfeeding


MomsRising is doing a fantastic job of creating a powerful channel that gives Moms a political voice on timely issues. They have a new action step you can take in response to the incident I blogged aobut yesterday, in which a woman was kicked off a Delta Airlines flight for breastfeeding her child. By the way, I find it interesting and sad that in the linked MSNBC article, the focus is on the debate about how discreet the woman was being. Emily Gillette has to defend herself by assuring everyone that no part of her breast was showing. I just can't get over the fact that as a society we want to see as much exposed breast as possible except when a baby is nursing on the breast for its life-sustaining purpose.

Back to the MomsRising action:

SIGN THE PETITION TO SUPPORT BREASTFEEDING

Join me in telling Delta Airlines to get a clue and be supportive of breastfeeding mothers; and also in telling Congress it's time to pass the Breastfeeding Promotion Act, which amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to protect breastfeeding mothers. Clearly this law is needed now!

And, I hope you'll also join me and tens of thousands of others in one of the most exciting grassroots movement on the Internet: MomsRising.org.

SIGN ON WITH MOMSRISING

MomsRising.org is working to build a massive grassroots movement big enough to impact the outcome of the 2008 elections and beyond. The time has come to break the logjam that's been holding back family-friendly legislation for decades. It's going to take all of us--and then some--working together to get there.

1 Comments:

Blogger PunditMom said...

They do some amazing political awareness work at MomsRising, which I fully support.

You're bringing up a very important topic. Have you heard about the furor over the pic in ther recent issue of Marie Claire magazine with a PhotoShopped pic of Elizabeth Vargas breasteeding her new baby?

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