Farm Food Voices DC 2007
National Grassroots Small-farm Lobby Day, February 14th
[No experience needed!]
Joel Salatin, Speaker
Anti-NAIS, pro small/sustainable/independent agriculture
Under the banner of
The National Independent Consumers and Farmers Advocates Fund
(NICFA Fund http://www.nicfa.org)
WHAT: Grassroots lobbying, and legislative reception, for small farmers and supporters from all over the country
WHEN: Wednesday, February 14th, 2007, 12:00 noon
WHY: So legislators can meet small, sustainable producers and the consumers who depend on them, and hear their message.
Most federal legislators don’t know we exist, or take us seriously. We have to change that.
Under the auspices of the National Independent Consumers and Farmers Advocates Fund (NICFA Fund), Farm Food Voices, DC 2007 will bring America’s farmers and the consumers who depend on them from all over the country to DC to meet legislators, explain to them why NAIS would destroy sustainable agriculture, the economies and communities these small farms sustain, and the foods millions of consumers depend on. We will provide Talking Points for grassroots lobbyists and information packets for legislators.
Weston A. Price Foundation members in the DC area will prepare a nourishing Traditional Luncheon style reception, with food sampling, for legislators and grassroots lobbyists. (We’ll meet in one of the Congressional office buildings. See http://www.nicfa.org for room closer to date).
1:00 -- 3:00 Individually lobby legislators from your state
Meet at noon in reception room
Joel Salatin will address grassroots lobbyists and legislators, followed by Q and A
Mingle with and speak to legislators and staffers during reception
1:00—disperse to meet with representatives and senators of your state to tell them about small producers and that NAIS is another big government program that discriminates against small farmers.
We oppose any government funded or managed
National Animal Identification System.
• Come to Washington DC February 14th.
• Call the U.S. Representative and Senators from your state NOW and make an appointment to speak with them OR THEIR STAFF MEMBERS February 14th. (Staffers are just as important!!!).
• When you call them for the appointment, invite them AND THEIR STAFFERS to the legislative reception at noon. (See http://www.nicfa.org for room closer to date).