Monday, November 26, 2012

Contact Your State Legislators

So you're reading the blog, maybe even commenting & "following" it.  You "like" us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, have signed the petition, commented on the media coverage, written to or called the district, and shared all of this with everybody you've ever met.  What more can you do?

Contact your state legislators.

Let them know what's going on - that AISD needs to have a regulation or policy communicating to staff members that they must support breastfeeding moms.  Tell them that sending a nursing mother to a private room stigmatizes public feeding and shames a mother.

Ask your legislator or his/her staff member to please contact the superintendent's office and school board members on your behalf and remind them of their obligation to uphold the law (Texas Health & Safety Code Sec. 165.002.  RIGHT TO BREAST-FEED. A mother is entitled to breast-feed her baby in any location in which the mother is authorized to be.). 

Feel free to share with them that we have a growing community of supporters among their constituents and in fact across the country.  At this moment, there are over 1,100 "likes" at and our petition, has more than 1,900 signatures.

If you are looking for more ways to help, email me at

Thank you all for your dedication to protecting mothers from discrimination.

Let us know in the comments or on Facebook if you 
contacted your legislators and how they responded. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this! Contacting the lawmakers is an excellent way we can demand change and enforcement of the current laws!