Letter Writing Campaign

by on January 6, 2011



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You'll probably want to hear about how I became an accidental lactivist first. And maybe see some of the media coverage.

Over the next few weeks I'll be talking about what happened after the hoopla. My thoughts on the news coverage, what's happening with the human rights complaint, why people are sending me hate mail for breastfeeding, and more. Check back often.

Does this make you angry? Grab a pen/keyboard and join the letter writing campaign.

I’ve collected a listed of addresses of interested parties that you can contact.


For your letter writing pleasure:

Orchestra – Montréal
Vêtements Orchestra Canada Inc.
1010 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, suite 2402
Montréal QC H3A 2R7
Canada

Tel: 1.514.842.5225
http://www.orchestra.fr

This is the location where the incident took place, but Orchestra has three locations in the Montreal area, and one in Edmonton, if you’re feeling ambitious.

Orchestra-Kazibao – Head Office
400 avenue Marcel Dassault
34170 Castelnau Le Lez
France

Tel: 0499130800
http://www.orchestra-kazibao.com
infos@orchestra.fr

Complexe Les Ailes
Administration
650, de Maisonneuve Boulevard West,
Suite 630
Montreal QC H3A 3T2
Canada

Tél : (514) 288-3759
http://www.complexelesailes.com
service@complexelesailes.com

Although Orchestra is a French company with only 4 locations in Canada, the Canadian company Panda also distributes their clothes, so feel free to contact them too.

Panda Headquarters
259. Labelle Blvd. #201
Rosemère QC J7A 2H3
Canada

Tel.: (450) 818-9741
1-888-357-2632
http://www.chaussurespanda.com

Perhaps you’d like to get a politician to help or even attend the nurse-in. Here are the addresses of politicians whose constituency includes the store.

Garneau, Marc – MP Westmount-Ville-Marie
Constituency Address
4060 Ste-Catherine Street West, Suite 340
Montreal QC H3Z 2Z3
Canada

Telephone: 514-283-2013
Fax: 514-283-9790
Garneau.M@parl.gc.ca

Or search for your own MP here.

Jacques Chagnon – MNA Westmount—Saint-Louis
1155, rue University
Bureau 1312
Montréal (Quebec) H3B 3A7
Canada

Telephone: 514 395-2929
Fax: 514 395-2955
jchagnon-wsl@assnat.qc.ca

Or search for your own Québec MNA here.

Alain Dufort, directeur d’arrondissement Ville-Marie
888, boulevard De Maisonneuve Est, 5e étage
Montréal (Québec) H2L 4S8
Canada

Téléphone : 311

If you know of more, let me know in the comments.



9 comments

Letters have been sent as well as multiple forwards or your blog page. We support you 100%, this situation is completely unacceptable!!

by GG on January 7, 2011 at 9:21 am. #

Unfortunatly, we still have a long road yet to travel to regain our rights! Breastfeading used to be basic, but with the advent of modern medicin, we’ve traveled a way back, being told that formula was better!! We cannot let this stop us from moving forward, and I see this as a chance to educate and change publc opinion. I’ve already written to Orchestra, and now will write to Complexe les Ailes. I’m glad we now can be aware of such conduct and can react promptly and accordingly. I also think that you should leak this to the medias. You have my full support! Keep on breastfeeding, it’s tha best thing to do!!

by Chantal Di filippo on January 7, 2011 at 12:13 pm. #

That is ridiculous and really upsets me! Wish there was something I could do but the site is in French and I don’t speak French (I live in the USA) so I couldn’t figure out how to do it. Good luck!

by Ashley Lewis on January 7, 2011 at 8:44 pm. #

My wife had a very similar experience with our 2nd child; she felt and reacted the same way you did.

Now on our 4 breastfeed child and much more knowledge, I only hope that someone would say something. Here in Texas you can sue them and really hurt their business.

God Bless & great job on the Flash Mob Feeding!!

Inspired in Texas

Eric & Rebecca Pinola

by Eric Pinola on January 27, 2011 at 5:32 pm. #

Oh my goodness, people! We are mammals. Breast feeding is why we are called mammals.

The people complaining about this were obviously improperly weaned.

You go, girl!

And feed the poor child . . . WHEREVER!

by Terry Blanton on January 27, 2011 at 7:23 pm. #

Nothing is more natural and beautiful when a mother nurses her child.
Bravo to all woman who fight against oppressive, backward, ignorant anti nursing behavior.
Push for changes in legislation and continue to feed your babies in malls, restaurants and all public places.
Militant nurses unite and take back the night!

by J Jacob on January 27, 2011 at 8:11 pm. #

This is ridiculous to raise this much fuss over something that is so natural. I don’t understand how women can get so upset about other women breastfeeding. You all have them, you’ve seen yours, you’ve seen others, so what. It’s just a baby eating. What offends me more is the language today people use in public or young adults wearing their pants below their butts.

by Fred Fowler on January 27, 2011 at 11:34 pm. #

Hey — I’m a dad with 3 young kids… babies should be able to be fed however, whenever, and wherever they need to be fed. I’m sorry you had trouble. Some people are ignorant.

by BC on January 28, 2011 at 1:04 am. #

Wow is all I can say. My initial reaction to this was SHOCK, and then mouth agape. I am an African and have never heard of anything or anyone angry at a mother feeding an infant, except in the “developed world”. Should a child be allowed to starve because of “I don’t know what??? – trying to act proper or what? What is the proper thing to do?” I am a mother of 3 wonderful children and were all breastfed. I fed them anywhere and anytime, there was no discrimination against babies who are hungry – it was just the natural thing to do, and there is nothing obscene about breastfeeding a child. There is no shame about being natural – God created us the way we are, if He felt like the lady in the store, then He would not have put babies food on our chest. There is beauty in and about breastfeeding – the act, the posture, the love – mother to child, etc, so much I cannot illustrated here. If I have more children, I will breastfeed him/her anywhere. Thanks for your courage in coming out with this, so many may have suffered in silence. You should sue the company for all the emotional distress, and start up a non-profit to educate and enlighten people on breastfeeding/mother to child relationship through breastfeeding.

by Simi on February 18, 2011 at 3:36 pm. #