Below is a message I received about a possible rally to be held on May 12th. It is being organized by Senator Connie Williams. Please read and respond to the person below if you plan to go.
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Given our shared interest in encouraging and supporting breastfeeding
mothers, I am contacting you to gauge interest in organizing a rally in
support of breastfeeding on May 12 at 11 a.m.
Increasing the number of mothers who breastfeed and increasing the duration
of breastfeeding has been targeted as a national health goal in Health
People 2010. These goals will not be met without altering public acceptance
of breastfeeding. While I have introduced bills to protect the right to
breastfeed in public and to ensure that women continuing to breastfeed after
returning to work are not discriminated against, there are many in
Pennsylvania that do not understand the need for such protections.
As a tribute to Mother's Day, I would like to organize a rally at a local
park, most likely in King of Prussia, on Friday, May 12 at 11 a.m. in
support of breastfeeding. I hope your organization will join me. However,
I would like to ensure that there is interest and that attendance will
reflect the strength of the pro-breastfeeding movement.
Please forward this invitation to others who may be interested. I would
greatly appreciate it if a contact from each group would be in touch with
Angela Fitterer in my office by April 20 with an idea of how many mothers,
fathers and children you may have interested in attending. Ideally, I would
like to know that at least 40 people will be in attendance to ensure the
media gets the clear message that breastfeeding is important to Pennsylvania
families. Angela can be reached at [email protected]
with any questions you may have. Please expect to receive additional
details about the location at the end of April.
Thank you for all your efforts to support breastfeeding.
Senator Constance Williams
700 S. Henderson Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Room 352, Main Capitol
P.O. Box 203017
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3017