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Movement Building Through Food and Farm Policy

7 February 2014

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Courtney Hendrix, Communications Specialist If you were to ask me three years ago what the Farm Bill was, I would tell you that I had never heard of it before. It wasn’t until I came to CFJC in the fall of 2011 that I learned the Farm Bill is the primary piece of legislation that […]

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Why CFJC Cares About Immigration

9 July 2013

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Naomi Reimer, Food Policy Research Intern Why is the Community Food and Justice Coalition so  interested in immigration? You might ask, what does immigration have  to do with food and justice? As a new volunteer intern I want to address this issue by building on our last few posts on immigration. At first glance it […]

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Press Release: Over 150 Organizations call on Congress to Fix Disastrous Farm Bill Extension

6 March 2013

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Photo credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images For Immediate Release For more information contact: Y. Armando Nieto, Community Food and Justice Coalition at yanieto@cafoodjustice.org or 510-547-1547, Lorette Picciano, Rural Coalition at lpicciano@ruralco.org or 202-628-7160; or Katherine Ozer, National Family Farm Coalition at kozer@nffc.net or 202-543-5675. February 28, 2013 Over 150 Organizations call on Congress to Fix Disastrous Farm Bill Extension Over 150 local […]

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Coalition Connect

24 July 2012

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Coalition Connect is a monthly campaign to engage current coalition members. Each month, we’ll have a new way for you to participate and connect! In our June newsletter, we asked CFJC members to send an image that represented “food justice”, along with a sentence describing why. The winner was Dana Frasz, and her photo is […]

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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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Kellogg Conference – Food & Community

30 May 2012

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Healthy Farms, Healthy People Steering Committee member CFJC was able to send three staff to participate in the Food & Community Conference inAsheville,N.C. You can check out some highlights of the conference on the Kellogg Foundation website here. On May 23rd nearly 600 participants convened in a follow-up to last year’s small meeting of sixty […]

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Executive Director Message – March 2012

20 March 2012

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My Dear Friends: At the national level, today the U.S. Senate is holding its last scheduled committee hearing for input on the 2012 Farm Bill reauthorization process. From D.C., Lorette Piccano of the Rural Coalition reports that the House continues its “field hearings” in Jonesboro, AR on March 30th, and Dodge City, KS, on April […]

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Day of Action to Occupy Our Food Supply

19 March 2012

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By Erin Middleton, CFJC Community Outreach Specialist 3/2/12 February 27th was the global day of action to Occupy Our Food Supply. It brought together thousands globally from the Occupy, Sustainable Farming, Food Justice, Buy Local, Slow Food, and environmental movements to creatively confront the corporate control of our food supply and take action to build […]

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UCSB Farm Bill Workshop

15 February 2012

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By Lotta Chan, CFJC Research Associate The gorgeous scenery of the UC Santa Barbara campus was the perfect location to hold our latest Farm Bill 101 workshop, which aims to help communities connect the dots between local priorities and national food policy. While the sunshine, ocean, and greenery are enough to entice anybody to visit, […]

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2012—A Year of Change

24 January 2012

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My Dear Friends: We wish you the best of the New Year as we enter 2012, with our hearts full of hope for a better year than 2011. It is certainly going to be an eventful year, which will culminate in a presidential and congressional election that determines the course our country takes to rebuild […]

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Lessons Learned—Food Justice

13 December 2011

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My Dear Friends: As we all celebrate a difficult year, I choose to believe it is also full of promise. But to fulfill that promise, we need your help. This November-December newsletter highlights expanded CFJC efforts made possible largely because of foundation support, and the volunteer interns and community members who have built the coalition […]

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San Diego Community Kicks off a Campaign to Impact the Farm Bill

18 November 2011

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By Lotta Chan, CFJC Research Associate “Legislation has never been this sexy,” opened Sadie Sponsler of the San Diego Hunger Coalition at a Farm Bill 101 workshop last week, as over 50 San Diego residents poured in the room. These residents came together to learn about the Farm Bill—an omnibus piece of legislation that covers […]

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