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Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009

The Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009 (HR2819 / S1244) was introduced in
Congress on June 11, 2009 by Representative Carolyn Maloney and Senator Jeff

This bill will bring breastfeeding mothers under the protection of the 1964
Civil Rights Act, require employers with over 50 employees to provide a
private space and unpaid time off during the workday for mothers to express
milk, and set standards for breast pump manufacture. It also will provide
for tax incentives for employers that establish private lactation areas in
the workplace and tax credits for nursing mothers.

Keep reading! There are fast easy ways to support this bill (even if you
don't remember who your current Congress people are!):

Rep. Maloney's press release: index.php?option=com_content&

Easy email tool from the United States Breastfeeding Committee that
in 60 seconds allows you to enter your name and address including zip
code+4 and have the USBC send emails to the appropriate
representatives and senators asking them to co-sponsor the bill.

Letter that can be mailed or faxed to ask your state representatives
and senators to co-sponsor the bill:

Facebook group that can be joined by your members to support the bill
and spread the word to their friends about the above email tool and letters:

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