Tag Archives: Action Alert

GOAT’s Full and Fair Farm Bill Statement

16 July 2013

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Below is a statement which was prepared and circulated by the signatories who regularly participate in the “Getting Our Act Together (GOAT) on the Farm Bill” Collaboration, which promotes a fair farm bill with equity and sustainability. We are continuing to add sign-ons to the statement as they come, we urge you to sign on and send out to members of […]

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Keep Pressure on your Senators on Farm Bill Amendments

7 June 2013

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The following information is presented in appreciation of those who participate in the GOAT (Getting Our Act Together) process and Farm Bill Collaboration, which promotes a fair farm bill based on equity and sustainability, with special recognition to our close partner the Rural Coalition. The US Senate, having agreed on Thursday to limit debate on the Farm […]

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Senate Floor Moves Forward, Fight for a Fair Full Farm Bill

28 May 2013

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Raise your Voice on the Senate Floor The Community Food and Justice Coalition (CFJC) supports the work of our partners on the ground in the districts, as well as those in Washington DC to push for a fair, comprehensive Farm Bill as Congress continues through the most unpredictable reauthorization process to date. Senators have put together over […]

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Farmworker Immigration Update from Farmworker Justice

20 May 2013

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Below is a Farmworker Immigration Update from Farmworker Justice on the House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing & Senate Mark-up of S.744 May 17, 2013 House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on the Agricultural Guestworker Act Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security held a hearing on the “Agricultural Guestworker Act,” H.R.1773, a bill introduced […]

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Stand Up For Our Hungry Families & Underserved Farmers

20 May 2013

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The Senate Agriculture Committee passed their version of the 2013 Farm Bill last Tuesday May 14th, and have already prepared it for Senate Floor action. Yesterday the Senate held opening remarks, and today the Senate began Floor debate. The Senate will continue the most unpredictable reauthorization process to date, where they will move between floor […]

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The 2013 Farm Bill Debate continues today with committee action moving to the House Side

15 May 2013

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A note from our Close Partner Rural Coalition/Coalición Rural:   ACTION We urge you to call your members on the Agriculture Committee urge them to vote for: Lujan-Grisham amendment 082: to restore 2501 Outreach funds, Fudge Amendment 092: to require a receipt for service for all farmers. to learn more about the 2501 program check […]

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Open Comment on GE Salmon Production

9 April 2013

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The FDA is poised to approve genetically engineered (GE) salmon for human consumption this year. Thanks to the efforts of individuals and organizations across the country, the FDA has extended its comment period an additional 60 days, until April 26, 2013. If you would like to urge the FDA to reject the approval of GE […]

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Congress is Running Out of Time

4 September 2012

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We urge YOU to contact your Senators and Representatives NOW before it’s too late. What’s Happening? The 2008 Farm Bill expires September 30th, giving the Senate 15 legislative days, and the House 8 legislative days to complete the re-authorization process. We urge you to contact your Senators and Representatives to demand they work to secure an equitable five-year reform […]

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Executive Director Message–June

10 July 2012

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My Dear Friends: Its late Monday night and I am on a national emergency conference call where people are reacting to news that a set of Farm Bill amendments now likely to hit the Senate floor will not include Senator Udall’s bill to restore funding to the Outreach and Technical Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers […]

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Farm Bill Amendments Need Your Voice

19 June 2012

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CFJC supports the following amendments and urges you to take action TODAY! Out of over 200 amendments proposed to the Senate for the Farm Bill (S. 3240), the Senate has chosen 72 amendments to be voted on today, June 19th We stand with the Public Heath Institute in their decisions to support the following amendments: […]

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Take Action on Food and Farm Policy!

27 April 2012

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Feel the rush of direct democracy! See what policies our partner organizations are advocating for: California California Cottage Law: allow for the sale of non-potentially hazardous foods prepared in a home kitchen (Sustainable Economies Law Center) Various food and nutrition policies (California Food Policy Advocates) Hold Pesticide Lobby Accountable: ask USDA to release 2010’s pesticide […]

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GMO Labeling Efforts at State and National Levels

19 April 2012

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By Jessy Gill, CFJC Volunteer Intern The Vermont House Agricultural Committee is dragging their feet on passing a legislative bill that would require labeling all Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in the State of Vermont. Five out of six of the Committee members are in favor of the bill, and they have received immense support in […]

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