This may belong under breastfeeding, but I thought more people might read if it were under general. This was posted on another message board that I read, but I thought I would post it here you all to see as well....
Massachusetts is one of only 3 states without any laws to protect a
mother's right to breastfeed in public. Senator Fargo's proposed
Bill #2438 is currently stuck in the House Ways & Means committee and unless we can convince the Speaker of the House to move it out of committee immediately we will lose all chance of passing the bill
this year. Our deadline is July 14th.
What you can do: We need to get the bill noticed. Please mail a
cute baby photo (it doesn't matter if your baby is 2 weeks old or 20
years old!) to:
Speaker of the House
Salvatore F. Dimasi
Boston MA 02133
On the back of the photo write "Another family for Senate Bill 2348.
Please send it to the floor for a vote!"
That's it! Any cute baby photo will do whether it was taken 2 days
ago or 20 years ago, and no they don't have to be breastfeeding in
the photo. (In fact we would rather they weren't.) If you do send a
photo of you baby breastfeeding please make it discreet. We want to
flood his office with cute babies, not breasts!
For those of you who have the time & energy you get extra brownie
points if you also send a photo/request to:
Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee
Rep. Robert DeLeo
Boston, MA 02133
For triple brownie points send a photo to your own State
Representative as well. To find your Representative go to:
You may also email Rep. DiMasi
( RepSalvatoreDiMasi@Hou.State.Ma.US ), Rep. DeLeo
( Robert.DeLeo@State.MA.US ), or your own representative an embedded
photo, but not an attachment! Keep the photo size small. Their email
boxes get filled quickly with large documents so they are always
looking for things to delete. We want these photos to get noticed -
At the very least forward this request on to as many people as you
can. Basically any one with a cute baby photo will do, and remember
even if your baby is all grown up send in a photo!