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Make Our Emoji Obsolete: Click to Tweet Your Representative About #LactationRooms

How psyched were we to see news of New York’s new lactation law?!

Yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York signed into law a bill requiring that women in the city have a place to go in public buildings—from court buildings to city health centers—to pump or to nurse their children. And existing bathrooms will not count (nice try, corner-cutters).

What a great day for the moms and moms-to-be of New York.

But, for all the moms in other cities reading of this news on smartphones balanced precariously on their laps as they nurse or pump in a dingy bathroom stall, we need to keep going.

Because, only a few other cities have a law like this on the books – most notably Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Madison, WI, according to The New York Times.

So, we’re asking you: Take five seconds  to tweet your state representative along with one of our nursing or pumping emoji and ask your congressman or congresswoman to put #lactationrooms in public places and #normalizebreastfeeding.

Here’s a list of state representatives on Twitter. Click on a Tweet below to edit and send to your representative!

 

We have lot of moms to go before we can make our “pumping in the bathroom” emoji obsolete.