Tag Archives: politics

Lifting the ban on crude oil exports & decision-making politics

25 September 2015

Comments Off on Lifting the ban on crude oil exports & decision-making politics

by: Claudia Guerrero, CFJC Research and Communications Intern  On September 3rd, a committee in the House of Representatives voted on a bill that would lift the ban on exporting crude oil in the United States. The forty-year-old bill banning the exportation of oil was put into place in the 1970’s to conserve domestic oil and […]

Continue reading...

Reflection on CFJC Internship

10 October 2014

Comments Off on Reflection on CFJC Internship

By Alexa Kaczmarski, Climate Change Intern  The summer after my junior year at college, where I took classes like Urban Agriculture and Environmental Justice, and before my senior year where I will be facing decisions like what am I doing with my life? and the daunting task of finding an actual job, I knew I […]

Continue reading...

Drought, Food, and the Politics of 2014

15 July 2014

Comments Off on Drought, Food, and the Politics of 2014

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Supporters: It’s summer and we know that because children are out of school, the baseball all-star break is upon us, and back-to-school sales have already begun. With regard to the weather, we have to get used to the changes—what used to be unusual weather patterns are now the norm. Here in […]

Continue reading...

Typhoon Haiyan and the Warsaw Climate Talks

16 December 2013

Comments Off on Typhoon Haiyan and the Warsaw Climate Talks

By: Sarah Schmitt, Administrative and Climate Change Intern Every year since 1995, a Conference of the Parties session has taken place for international climate action leaders from over 190 countries to further deliberate the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), an international environmental treaty. The UNFCCC addresses climate change and the need to […]

Continue reading...

Continuing Resolution and the Broader Budget Battle

25 March 2013

Comments Off on Continuing Resolution and the Broader Budget Battle

By Sabrina Peterson and Jessy Gill Congress passed a stop-gap Continuing Resolution (CR) to continue funding federal programs through the end of fiscal year (FY) 2013. The CR was passed with the federal government on the verge of a crippling shutdown with the approaching expiration of the current CR on March 27. The House of Representatives passed […]

Continue reading...

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

6 March 2013

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

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 […]

Continue reading...

Senate Democratic Budget Plan Includes Fix to Farm Bill Extension Fiasco

21 February 2013

Comments Off on Senate Democratic Budget Plan Includes Fix to Farm Bill Extension Fiasco

Guest Blog by Ferd Hoefner, Policy Director at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Background – The Farm Bill Extension The farm bill extension approved by Congress on New Year’s Day left many critical programs without any funding for 2013.  Thrown overboard in the final deal struck between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Vice […]

Continue reading...

Lessons of the ‘60s and 70’s & Equity First — ED letter August

21 August 2012

Comments Off on Lessons of the ‘60s and 70’s & Equity First — ED letter August

My Dear Friends: CFJC is proud to co-host a historic cross-generational event in Vallejo, CA, this Saturday night, August 25th. David Hilliard (original member of the Black Panther Party) and Dr. Stan Oden of the Intercommunal Institute for Research and Social Change, Eric Holt-Giménez of Food First, Rita LeRoy of Loma Vista Farm, and Kelly […]

Continue reading...

Drought and its Effects on the Farm Bill

31 July 2012

Comments Off on Drought and its Effects on the Farm Bill

This blog was written last night before the House Majority’s plans fell apart   –Editor By Igor Geyn, CFJC Policy and Outreach Intern After over a week of frantic deliberations and scrambling, it appears that a floor vote on the House Rules Committee’s proposed one-year extension of the current Farm Bill is imminent. Some predict the […]

Continue reading...

What You Should Know About the Proposed Extension

31 July 2012

Comments Off on What You Should Know About the Proposed Extension

1. House leadership has disrespected the public’s democratic right to provide input on our national food policies The process the House Rules Committee has undertaken is offered under a closed rule, meaning members (legislators) are not allowed to offer amendments to the 2008 extension.  This takes away the voice of their constituents, meaning YOU! The […]

Continue reading...

Amendment Priorities for the House Ag Committee Markup

16 July 2012

Comments Off on Amendment Priorities for the House Ag Committee Markup

2012 FARM BILL SUMMARY OF KEY AMENDMENTS – House Agriculture Committee Markup: July 11-12, 2012 This amendment summary and compendium of related sign-on letters was prepared by the California Food and Justice Coalition and the Rural Coalition in cooperation with our partners in numerous organizations working to make the 2012 Farm Bill a real jobs […]

Continue reading...

CFJC 2012 House Farm Bill Priorities

6 July 2012

Comments Off on CFJC 2012 House Farm Bill Priorities

We encourage the House to take the following important programs into consideration before making drastic and damaging cuts to the 2012 Farm Bill.  California Food and Justice Coalition supports the following programs and believes the financial support behind these programs is crucial to support an equitable Farm Bill. In recognition that the House needs offsets, […]

Continue reading...