PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two Philadelphia women are petitioning Amtrak to install breast pumping stations at 30th Street Station, and at Union Station in Washington DC.
Lacey Kohlmoos and Samatnah Matlin have created Care2 petitions online demanding that AMTRAK create lactation rooms.READ MORE: Brotherly Love: Wheels Of Change Bringing Help To Families In Their Own Neighborhoods
Kohlmoos says the lack of these facilities came to light after she gave birth, began breastfeeding her infant, and then returned to work.
“It’s unacceptable that mothers who are traveling do not have a place at Union Station or 30th Street Station where they can pump in private,” she said.READ MORE: New Jersey Native, Who Lost Daughter In Parkland Shooting, Fighting To Protect School Children Across Nation
Kohlmoos says the petitions, together, have been signed by more than 50,000 people.
“This is something that is a huge issue for so many women, and it’s not just going to go away, we’re not going to go away. If they don’t grant me a meeting, then we’ll up the ante a little bit,” said Kohlmoos.MORE NEWS: Gunman Kills 19 Children, 2 Teachers In Texas School Rampage
She’s threatening a social media campaign or other events to draw attention to the issue.