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Lessons Learned, Lessons Applied, Taking Action for Equity

18 February 2014

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Executive Director Column 2/18/14 It is only February, and it is beginning to look like this will be a defining year in the story of our country. Check the box: Farm Bill passed Organize for Farm Bill implementation 2014 Workplan drafted Fight Back against the unrelenting war on our families and communities Stand with the […]

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Joint Statement on Farm Bill Conference Report

29 January 2014

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For more information contact: Lorette Picciano, Rural Coalition, lpicciano@ruralco.org, 202-628-7160 Y. Armando Nieto, Community Food and Justice Coalition, yanieto@cafoodjustice.org, 510-547-1547 January 28, 2014 Joint Statement on Farm Bill Conference Report Rural Coalition, Community Food and Justice Coalition, and the National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association have worked with our many allies, including over 400 […]

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Obama Takes a Stand on Climate Change

25 June 2013

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June 25, 2013 Contacts: Erin Middleton emiddleton@cafoodjustice.org 510-547-1547  Obama Takes a Stand on Climate Change with New Plan  Oakland, CA – Today, for the first time in his presidency, President Obama laid out the framework for his new plan to address climate change. The plan outlined four key steps in taking action against climate change: […]

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May ED Message

21 May 2013

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Dear Friends: Today the Senate takes up the 2013 Farm Bill—mimicking the (which should happen once every five years) 2012 Farm Bill process. It is possible they will debate and decide on an as-yet-undetermined number of amendments and pass a Farm Bill before the Memorial Day recess, but as with so many things about this […]

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Rumblings of Progress

10 May 2013

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Ruby Tumber, Intern  In the past few weeks we have seen rumblings of progress in the fight for a better food system. The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act, which helps in the training, mentoring and assisting new farmers and ranchers in farming endeavors, was introduced on April 22nd in an effort to foster the […]

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CFJC’s Advocacy Fund Supports People Over Politics

25 April 2013

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Christina Spach, Program Manager On the plane a few weeks ago I sat beside a gentleman who honestly believes that people are poor because they are stupid and lack initiative. This guy opined that laziness is the root cause of poverty, and while I realized he was thoroughly enjoying the debate at my expense, I also […]

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January New Year Message

22 January 2013

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Dear Friends: As I begin to write this, I am watching the inauguration of the 44th president, Barack Hussein Obama. It is a day of pride and celebration in a moment of shared vision, best articulated by our President. I don’t believe in the tooth fairy, and Santa Claus did not come to my house. […]

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