Governor Northam Announces Goal to Eliminate Racial Disparity in Virginia Maternal Mortality Rate by 2025

June 5, 2019, Richmond, VA – Governor Northam Announces Goal to Eliminate Racial Disparity in Virginia Maternal Mortality Rate by 2025 Governor Ralph Northam today announced a goal to eliminate the racial disparity in the maternal mortality rate in Virginia by 2025. In Virginia, the maternal mortality rate for black women is over two times…

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Breastfeeding Lobby Day, 2016 Virginia General Assembly

January 2016, Richmond, VA — Breastfeeding Lobby Day – Virginia General Assembly ​​Join VA Alliance for Breastfeeding Laws and fellow breastfeeding supporters for a day of breastfeeding advocacy at the Virginia General Assembly on January 18, 2016.  This session, two breastfeeding-related bills will be introduced. One increases workplace anti-discrimination protections for pregnant and lactating women, and…

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Virginia Finally Passes Bill That Will Protect Mothers’ Rights To Breastfeed In Public

February 2015, Richmond, VA — Virginia Finally Passes Bill That Will Protect Mothers’ Rights To Breastfeed In Public After a new bill passed in both the state Senate and House of Delegates this month, Virginia is set to become the 48th state that legally protects mothers’ rights to breastfeed in public, wherever and whenever they choose.…

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Breastfeeding License Plates Could Provide A New Way To Support Nursing Moms

October 2014, Richmond, VA — Breastfeeding License Plates Could Provide A New Way To Support Nursing Moms ​From photo projects to nurse-ins, people work to support and empower breastfeeding moms in many ways. But the Virginia Breastfeeding Task Force’s potential new initiative might be a first. The Virginia nonprofit has designed a breastfeeding-themed specialty license plate…

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