Support the Resolution to Remove Barriers to Breastfeeding in the Commonwealth of Kentucky

The 2016 General Assembly of the Kentucky Legislature is underway! We need your help RIGHT AWAY to help support breastfeeding legislation!

SCR 9 is a Concurrent Resolution of the Senate and House, recognizing the importance of removing barriers to breastfeeding in the Commonwealth. If passed, the resolution is a statement by the legislature recognizing the importance of breastfeeding. This resolution could go a long way towards helping establish better breastfeeding laws, workplace laws, and more! Read the whole resolution and follow it’s progress at http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/16RS/SCR9.htm.

The Resolution will be considered by the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20 at 10 am at the Capitol Annex in Frankfort. 

We need your help TODAY to support this Resolution!

1. Call the legislative message line at 1-800-372-7181. An operator will pick up, and you can ask for him or her to communicate to all members of the Senate Health and Welfare committee your support for SCR 9.

2. Call your own State Senator. You can find that person at http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Find%20Your%20Legislator/Find%20Your%20Legislator.html. Tell your Senator, or an aide, your story of why breastfeeding is important. It is especially helpful if you can share a story of how your experience was difficult or unsupported by employers, healthcare providers, childcare workers, businesses, or the general public.

3. If you have an experience that you are passionate to share, please consider making a short presentation at the Committee Hearing on January 20. Contact Cerise at breastfeedinglink@gmail.com by January 15.

4. Attend the Committee Hearing on January 20 at 10 am in Frankfort. Bring your entire family! Contact Cerise at breastfeedinglink@gmail.com to let us know you’re coming.

We will send out details on the exact location for the meeting at the Capitol Annex as soon as we have them confirmed.

The only way this will be passed is if YOU help show your support and spread the word! Please share this post, tell your colleagues, family members, and friends, and most importantly, contact your legislators!

Please contact LINK with questions. Follow us on the LINK Facebook page and our special KY Breastfeeding Legislation Facebook page

Thanks for your support in making it easier for Kentuckians to breastfeed!