Urgent: Tell Your Senators to Support the Casey Amendment to Fund WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors
Today, the Senate will vote on the FY 2019 Agriculture Appropriations bill, which includes funding for WIC. Senator Casey has introduced an amendment to increase funding for the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program to $80 million. Please join the National WIC Association TODAY in asking your Senators to support the Casey amendment.
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