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September 30, 2007 | Advertising,Family,Parenting,PR,Work,Working Mother


Will you let Working Mother, Abbott, and two organizations of corporations speak to U.S. policymakers for you?

Working Mother, Abbott, Corporate Voices for Working Familes and the International Formula Council will hold a teleconference on Nov. 15 to discuss public policy, advocacy and working mothers.

An example of an issue important to them:

… some states are considering proposals to restrict the information new mothers receive about infant feeding options.

An Abbott publication called “Ensuring Optimal Infant Nutrition: A Shared Responsibility,” says that “92 percent of mothers approve of the distribution of infant formula samples,” according to an August 2002 survey conducted by Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin & Associates with Wirthlin Worldwide. It doesn’t, however, provide details of the survey. How many mothers participated in the survey? Ten? Twenty? One hundred? We have no idea, and the survey is not available online. What they intend to do with this survey is to say, hey, why all the fuss about advertising for infant formula? They want to fight laws that ban or restrict their ability to sell formula.

Does this top your list of important issues as a working mother? Or do you have other ideas about what’s important to you and your family? If you’d like to hear what these groups plan to say to policymakers on your behalf, why not register and participate in the teleconference?

Mark your calendar: Nov. 15, 2007, noon-1 p.m., Raise Your Voice: Advocating for Better Working Family Policy

Posted by Becky @ 3:22 pm  

2 Responses to “Will you let Working Mother magazine speak for you?”

  1. maggie Says:

    Slightly off topic here, but you were the only one I could think of who might be interested.

    I work for a company that is a small time client of one of the big law firms that ended up on Working Mother’s 100 Best list. This morning, I arrived in the office to find a small heavy box that had arrived in the mail. Inside was a card from said law firm, patting themselves on the back for “Breaking Barriers One Rock at a Time”, and an engraved ROCK.

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