Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Join Rep. Maloney to Host Capitol Hill "Nurse-In"

A Cool Post from DC Baby:

May 10: Rep. Maloney to host Capitol Hill “Nurse-In” with local moms

Are you an advocate for breastfeeding and women’s rights? If so, you might be interested in this news out of U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s (D-NY) office: She’s hosting a Capitol Hill “Nurse-In” on Thursday, May 10 to reintroduce the Breastfeeding Promotion Act to Congress. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Cannon Terrace, New Jersey and Independence Ave. SE on Capitol Hill, and all local moms are welcome. The proposed legislation would protect the rights of nursing mothers who return to the workplace after having a baby, by amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with a new clause. The bill would also provide tax incentives for businesses that establish private lactation areas in the workplace, allows families to deduct all breastfeeding pumps and equipment from their taxes, and would provide a performance standard for breast pumps. For more details on the “Nurse-In,” contact Rep. Maloney’s office at 202.225.7944