Invite Your MP to the Picnic

14 07 2008

If you’d like to support “Protect My Baby, Protect Me”, please invite your MP to the picnic being held on Monday July 21st.

You can find out who your MP is, and send them an email, by putting your postcode into this link. You will then be given a contact page, which will include a single click to open up a letter to them.

You then fill in your details, and invite them to the picnic. If you don’t feel confident about letter writing, you could use this proforma: (This is much easier if you open two windows!)

A second version posted by a father, is in the comments section.

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Subject line:

Protect My Baby, Protect Me

Message:

As a constituent, I’m writing to invite you to attend a breastfeeding picnic being held on Parliament Square, Westminster on Monday July 21st, between 12 noon and 4pm.

The picnic is to raise awareness of the lack of protection for hungry babies and their mothers in England and Wales. We need to make sure that as a very basic minimum, legislation is brought in to safeguard hungry babies as has been done in Scotland.

Hungry babies require milk when they are hungry. Mothers, fathers and caregivers need to feel safe in feeding hungry babies.

A hungry baby needs milk, be it from a bottle, or the mother’s breast.

Scotland has recognised this, and the rest of the UK should receive the same protection. Please seriously consider this issue as you enjoy the Summer Recess. The mothers and children at the picnic will be happy to discuss it with you over tea and cakes. There are regional picnics if you are not in Westminster on that day. Kind regards…

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Organising details of Parliament Square (maps, toilets, etc) are now being added. We’re still finalising police permission for Oxford, but otherwise, Durham, Birmingham, Hinckely and Bournemouth are all up and running. Details here.

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14 07 2008
Anonymous

Protect My Baby, Protect My WifeAs a constituent, I’m writing to invite you to attend a breastfeeding picnic being held on Parliament Square, Westminster on Monday July 21st, between 12 noon and 4pm.The picnic is to raise awareness of the lack of protection for hungry babies and their mothers in England and Wales. We need to make sure that as a very basic minimum, legislation is brought in to safeguard hungry babies as has been done in Scotland.As the father of a breastfed baby I found the attitudes of many people to the sight of my son being fed in public appalling, and the harassment we encountered unforgivable.Hungry babies require milk when they are hungry. Mothers, fathers and caregivers need to feel safe in feeding hungry babies.A hungry baby needs milk, be it from a bottle, or the mother’s breast.Scotland has recognised this, and the rest of the UK should receive the same protection. Please seriously consider this issue as you enjoy the Summer Recess. The mothers, fathers and children at the picnic will be happy to discuss it with you over tea and cakes. There are regional picnics if you are not in Westminster on that day. Kind regards…David L Brown

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