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post #41 of 127
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by memory maker
Cool I think it was you that called me last night to pass on info around my area!
I have passed the info on to some LLL leaders and have contacted the Ames and Des Moines newspapers with your press release
It probably was me if it was about the nurse-in, then it was.
post #42 of 127
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Originally Posted by mfp02
Are people emailing a copy of the press release to their local news stations? If so, I will do that as well. Just not sure if that is a waste of time? I imagine it may help. Just wondering what others are doing. TIA.
I was wondering the same thing...the nearest VS to me is 1 1/2 hrs away, but I'd love to be able to help somehow!
post #43 of 127
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Originally Posted by firstkid4me
After she refused to use a restroom to nurse her daughter, a dressing room opened up, and while she was in it, the two store employees were heard loudly discussing, right outside her dressing room, to make sure if there’s an occupied sign that the dressing room is truly occupied and to get customers in and out of the dressing rooms as soon as possible. Mrs. Cook left the dressing room because of their rudeness, nursing her daughter on her way out of the store.
It's not clear in this part what the employees were trying to communicate. Perhaps "loudly discussing the need to keep customers moving quickly through the rooms." (I haven't read all of the threads so I'm not sure what their intent was)

Quote:
In a similar incident, Jessie Chandler entered a Victoria’s Secret store on June 22, 2006 to browse the sales racks as well, after feeding her daughter.
Also unclear because if she just fed her daughter, why was it necessary again? I would just chop "after feeding her daughter."
post #44 of 127
I want to join in.
Where can I find others who will be participating in San Diego? There are probably a dozen VS here.
post #45 of 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimmie213
I want to join in.
Where can I find others who will be participating in San Diego? There are probably a dozen VS here.
Try in "Find Your Tribe" ... that's where I found the info for Maryland.
post #46 of 127
I know you mentioned something about editing the press release (on another thread?)... my only comment is to change the last line to reference nursing babies and/or supporting nursing mothers.... I don't think being a mother, nursing mother, or having to nurse at the stores are necessary-- just show up, mom, dad, partner, single person, whoever--- if you support the rights of nursing mothers and breastfed babies and can be at VS to show your support, that is great. If you can nurse then too-- that's great.


Jessica
post #47 of 127
Also if you can't be there-- call or email!!!

I'd ask if they have any nursing bras or maternity bras... and when they say no, suggest that would be a great way to support mothers/motherhood/children.

I think that is appropriate??? Suggestions? Comments?

Jessica

Here's the contact info:


Email us directly at Service@VictoriasSecret.com.

VICTORIASSECRET.COM ONLINE CUSTOMER SERVICE
1.800.970.1109

CUSTOMER SERVICE

1.800.411.5116
EN ESPAÑOL

1.800.474.7834

TDD
1.800.666.0268

NON U.S CUSTOMER SERVICE

INTERNATIONAL SALES

937.438.4200

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE

937.438.4197

ORDERS FROM JAPAN

0120.660.295 and 018.888.9285

FAXES FROM JAPAN

0120-660-563 and 018-888-9175

VICTORIA'S SECRET
North American Office
P.O. Box 16589
Columbus, Ohio 43216-6589
U.S.A
post #48 of 127
I just emailed all of our local news stations with a copy of the release, and a letter from myself. Thx.
post #49 of 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by jessjgh1
Also if you can't be there-- call or email!!!

I'd ask if they have any nursing bras or maternity bras... and when they say no, suggest that would be a great way to support mothers/motherhood/children.

I think that is appropriate??? Suggestions? Comments?

Jessica

Here's the contact info:


Email us directly at Service@VictoriasSecret.com.
Awesome idea. I just emailed them!
post #50 of 127
Oh my, one of the stations I emailed already replied. They wanted to know which VS stores the ladies would be at in Portland. So I replied with the two stores PDXers are talking about. I am now wondering if they will show up?!
post #51 of 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by mfp02
I just emailed all of our local news stations with a copy of the release, and a letter from myself. Thx.
Should I have added a note? I sent the release to the news station, newspaper, and a bunch of radio stations. The subject of the email was "Nurse-In at Victoria's Secret," and I provided contact info... but otherwise it was just the release.

Now I feel like I should have added something. Oh, well. Hopefully one of the places I sent it to will contact me and I will have a chance to clarify further. And then maybe that new info will spread...
post #52 of 127
Great press release. I forwarded it to my local paper
post #53 of 127
Thread Starter 
I did the same exact thing you did Marilyn.
post #54 of 127

Denver stations notified

I have sent the press release to all the Denver TV stations and the Denver Post. We have at least 4 moms and hopefully more that will be meeting at Park Meadows Mall on Saturday. If anyone else from the Denver area is interested please post in Finding Your Tribe.
post #55 of 127

Questioning press release info

Is this nurse-in also not about corporations educating their employees at all levels, but especially at managerial levels, regarding the right of a woman to feed her child? I understand the stated information, and certainly agree with it, as NC has a WONDERFUL breastfeeding law, but I just feel that VS is being "let off the hook" by this statement. If this be true, why isn't the nurse-in on the steps of the capitol? See what I'm saying? Thanks for any insight

"This nurse-in is not about Victoria’s Secret’s lack of enforcing their company policy; the company only prompted the awareness for a need for state and federal protection for nursing mothers. The federal government has invested a lot of time and money into advertising about breastfeeding being the best nutrition for babies, but without federal protection, some moms might give up when they’re told that breast milk is dirty and unsanitary. To make those federal dollars most effective, we have to protect and educate; protect a mother’s right to nurse in public, and educate those that work with the public on the proper way to handle nursing in public and those that might complain about it."

Mary-Belle
Wife to my sweetheart, Brian
Mom to Robert, Emily, Mitchel, Philip, Stephen, Hannah, Elizabeth & Andrew
Breastfeeding for 17 years and still going strong...
post #56 of 127
Thread Starter 
I know on my part (I won't speak for Snooter) that I don't want it to be about Victoria's Secret because that would be letting the government off the hook, kwim?
post #57 of 127
How ludicrious that a company with the product line that VS sells is anti-NIP!

I'll be at the nurse-in in spirit... I have a wedding reception in need of a lactivist at the same time Saturday.

Good luck!
post #58 of 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by eight'sastart
Is this nurse-in also not about corporations educating their employees at all levels, but especially at managerial levels, regarding the right of a woman to feed her child? I understand the stated information, and certainly agree with it, as NC has a WONDERFUL breastfeeding law, but I just feel that VS is being "let off the hook" by this statement. If this be true, why isn't the nurse-in on the steps of the capitol?
I agree. Our mission should be two-fold: we want VS to educate their employees, and we want a national law that protects a mother’s right to breastfeed everywhere that she and her child are otherwise allowed to be, regardless of the age of the child and regardless of how much breast/nipple is exposed. Obviously the second goal is more important, and I agree that we should place the emphasis on it and just use VS as a catalyst for achieving the second goal. But if we go as far as to say "VS isn’t the issue," we’re going to look pretty silly for gathering at VSs across the country.
post #59 of 127
bumping
post #60 of 127
Just sent this in to the Nursing Mothers Counsel of Oregon- they are in Portland.
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