Milk Makers

Your DGB for today is to contact Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and ask him to support H.R. 1174: Fairness For Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2017.

To sum it up, the bill asks certain buildings that are open to the public and contain a public restroom to do the right thing by providing a lactation room, other than a bathroom, that is hygienic and available for use by members of the public to express milk. It’s 2017, and we at DGB think it’s pretty reasonable that public spaces should have a place other than a bathroom made available to nursing mothers. You can read more about the bill and it’s progress here.

You’ll contact Senator Barrasso at his Washington DC office by phone at 202-224-6441, fax at 202-224-1724, or using this form. You can also find him on Twitter @SenJohnBarrasso. We’re a fan of using #DignityForMothers, if you’re so inclined to tweet at him.

If you have a personal story to share, please do that when you contact him. Or simply point out that if he wouldn’t eat in a public restroom, babies shouldn’t have to either.