Re: [lactivism] Applebees
- I just wanted to say that I'll be there! My son is thirteen months old now, but he still nurses several times a day.
salem h <siafu2012@...> wrote:Together with Brooke Ryan of Lexington KY, Birth Without Boundaries, International has decided to sponsor a national protest of Applebees Restaurant.This could be the one girls;)The following Yahoo group has been set up to facilitate the organization of this event. It is still under construction but it's there and ready for people to start registering their local events. http://health. groups.yahoo. com/group/ bwb_lactivist/ join - also, if anyone is willing to help with the organizing on a national level, or is willing to give interviews if requested, please let me know. Even though this is sponsored by BWB, I am hoping for and anxious for ALL of us to work together on it. I NEED the help!Press Release will be ready soon.Peace,Salem
Jake Marcus <mamajake@comcast. net> wrote:There seems to be a bit of state by state organizing going on at MDC, but I don't see lots of it. The company that owns this Applebees, owns franchises in five or so states but someone has recently gotten an equally obnoxious response from Applebees corporate office that would seem to justify going national. The corporate response is on the MDC thread as well.Jake Marcus----- Original Message -----From: ushabugSent: Thursday, August 30, 2007 10:13 PMSubject: [lactivism] ApplebeesAre we going to do anything nationally about this? Or are they just
focusing on KY. If corporate wrote that awful letter we should focus
on the whole company and not just the branch! Thoughts?
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> I think the response from Applebees Corporate is horrible, but I amnot sure about
> protesting at our local restaurant (Gilroy) since I've eaten therewith my two kids and
> nursed every time without any problem.I am in your position. I really do not want to bring negative nursing
press to the Applebee's I frequent, as they and the other customers
have been really friendly towards my breastfeeding. Heck, one of
their managers cut up my food the one day I was in there
breastfeeding. I would like to do something, but I 'm not sure if
since that particular store has a friendly view that I want to bring
negative press about breastfeeding there... are there coperate offices
in different regions?
- If your Applebee's has always been accommodating and friendly about
breastfeeding, the demonstration at that location could be focused on
raising public awareness, both of the benefits of breastfeeding and of
the obstacles that still face nursing mothers nationwide. Our attitude
as "protesters" can be less about being angry and vengeful, and more
of a "this is a natural, normal way to feed babies; let's support it
however we can."
Participants could even say something like, "I was shocked and
surprised to hear about the responses from the Applebee's in Kentucky
and from their corporate office, because we've always had incredibly
positive experiences here at this Applebee's location. I'm here
today to show support for mothers who encounter inappropriate and
illegal responses to the normal, healthy act of breastfeeding, and
also to thank businesses like our local Applebee's, who go out of
their way to make breastfeeding mothers and babies feel comfortable
and welcomed. I encourage such businesses to display the
international breastfeeding icon to signal to mothers that their
business supports and welcomes breastfeeding mothers and babies." Or
something like that. I would think that publicity for Applebee's in
that way would be positive for them.
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> > I think the response from Applebees Corporate is horrible, but I
> not sure about
> > protesting at our local restaurant (Gilroy) since I've eaten there
> with my two kids and
> > nursed every time without any problem.
> I am in your position. I really do not want to bring negative
> press to the Applebee's I frequent, as they and the other customers
> have been really friendly towards my breastfeeding. Heck, one of
> their managers cut up my food the one day I was in there
> breastfeeding. I would like to do something, but I 'm not sure if
> since that particular store has a friendly view that I want to bring
> negative press about breastfeeding there... are there coperate
> in different regions?