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Sidewalk Scenes – An Internship Reflection

4 February 2015

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              By Dorian Toy, Communications and Development Intern I will begin with a quote from Master Yoda: “Strike back against the empire, we must.” On my morning walks to the CFJC office, I find this quote on a mural depicting Master Yoda wielding his lightsaber with a grim expression. […]

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Then and Now: War on Poverty

28 January 2015

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Notice: This blog is released on the day of the All In: Alameda County New War on Poverty press announcement and release of All In to End Hunger by 2020 By: Evelyn Hartman, Food Policy and Evaluation Intern As I begin my search to understand the social and political climate of the United States when […]

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How I Ended Up On Food Stamps

3 December 2013

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By Moxie Jean Loeffler, CFJC Health Policy Advocacy Intern When I first heard of SNAP, I didn’t know that I had once been on it myself.  The name had changed from “food stamps.” SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.  To anyone who knows me, because I am middle class, educated and white, it might […]

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50 Years and Counting

16 September 2013

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This morning I was thinking of the 50th Anniversary of the Birmingham bombing that killed four little girls, when I learned that 13 people were killed in Washington, D.C., where a gunman (maybe three) entered the Navy Yard near Capitol Hill and opened fire. Hours later the House Nutrition Bill was released, including a provision […]

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Why Junk Food Can’t End Obesity

19 July 2013

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by Cassidy Bennett, Website & Communications Intern David Freedman’s cover article for the July/August 2013 issue of the Atlantic “How Junk Food Can End Obesity,” outlines his opposition to much of the uprising food justice movement. As I was thinking about his article, articles written in response to his article, and related material, several points […]

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What’s Your Take on the Farm Bill Process?

25 June 2013

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Featured image cross-posted from Florida Organic Growers Below are some of our thoughts, what are yours? Email us at foodtalks@cafoodjustice.org. Posted  June 19, 2013 Senate Farm Bill 101 Marine Dageville, Climate Change Intern The Senate Farm Bill was passed on June 10th, 2013 with a margin of 66 to 27.  The bill, coauthored by Ag Committee […]

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Farm Bill Fails on the House Floor

20 June 2013

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Posted June 24, 2013 The House debated their version of the Farm Bill (H.R. 1947) last week, which after debate on over 100 amendments was voted down on the floor. At this point last year the House allowed the bill to expire and Congress put forward an extension of the 2008 Farm Bill, which expires at the […]

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Starving College Student

5 June 2013

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By Danielle Rodgers, Membership and Outreach Intern My recent excursion into the food stamp system has left me scratching my head. Prior to writing and researching this project I knew barley anything about food stamps, and the means to enroll into the program. I have known many people who were on food stamps, but what sparked […]

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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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Hunger Action Day and Decriminalizing Poverty

24 May 2013

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Erin Middleton, Community Outreach Specialist & Jessy Gill, Policy Specialist  On Wednesday, May 22nd, over 400 advocates, soup kitchen volunteers, nutritionists, food bank supporters, and others made their annual journey to Sacramento to educate their legislators about hunger and encourage their support for anti-hunger legislation. The date came at a critical time in state and […]

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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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What’s Food Policy Got to do with Me? — ED letter July

24 July 2012

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  My Dear Friends: The end of July, and our Congress has about a week left before they disperse for the August recess and presumably to prepare for their party conventions. On behalf of CFJC, Christina Spach and I had front row seats to the House Ag Committee markup process which lasted til nearly 1:00 […]

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