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SIGN NOW: Let Tammy Breastfeed on the Senate Floor!

March 21, 2018
Add your name to our letter now urging Senate Majority Leader McConnell to modernize the outdated U.S. Senate rules and allow Senators to bring their infant children on the Senate floor.
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Paid Family Leave is Good Business

February 9, 2018
With jobless rates at multi-year lows in the United States and many other countries, finding talent is becoming a bigger task. Overall employment is expected to grow year on year at 0.7% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the prior decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics . For the country...
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CA Breastfeeding Summit 2018 Recap Day 2

January 26, 2018
The second day of the the 8th Annual California Breastfeeding Summit on Advocacy, Breastfeeding, and Communications ! Today, I cried, I learned, I laughed, and I danced. Like yesterday's recap , I attempted to capture some of the conversations and will share a few snippets. Camie Goldhammer, MSW,...
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CA Breastfeeding Summit 2018 Recap Day 1

January 24, 2018
I am excited to be at the 8th Annual California Breastfeeding Summit on Advocacy, Breastfeeding, and Communications ! Today's conversations were engaging and thought provoking. I attempted to capture some of the conversations and will share a few snippets. Karen C. Ramstrom from the CA Department...
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Applause to New Jersey for Signing Bill to Prohibit Breastfeeding Discrimination

January 12, 2018
Great news from New Jersey this week: Firing or discriminating against women who breastfeed at work is now prohibited under the state legislation signed by Gov. Chris Christie on Monday! No, I don’t live in New Jersey. But I think it is a good example of supporting a welcoming environment to...
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Breastfeeding and Praying Parallels: Building a Space in Society

November 20, 2017
A young Muslim woman stands in line anxiously at the fitting room at a clothing store holding a “NaMastay in Bed” sweatshirt. Behind her, a mother waits with a crying baby. The Muslim woman enters a stall and prays quickly, hoping no one notices her bending and kneeling through the door gap. She...
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Moms Standing up for WIC

November 9, 2017
WIC is a short-term program shown to improve health outcomes in babies, including improving birth weights and reducing infant mortality rates, as well as stronger outcomes for moms in managing weight gain in pregnancy, prolonging breastfeeding duration, and helping moms access breastfeeding support...
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5 Reasons to Vote for the Women You’ve Never Heard Of

November 7, 2017
Originally published on Medium, Monday, November 5 / Election Day 2017 is today, Tuesday, November 6 Tomorrow, voters in small towns across America, in 59 of the 100 largest cities, and in thirty-three states will head to the polls and elect new leaders who will make choices that affect our...
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Robyn from WA: Why WIC Matters to our Family

October 25, 2017
The U.S. Congress is just weeks away from unveiling a tax bill that would give 80% of tax cuts to the top 1%. Meanwhile, low and middle-income families across the country will be left footing the bill through higher taxes and cuts to vital health care, nutrition, and education programs. Concerned...
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