For the past several weeks, rumors of a “Secret Farm Bill” being hatched behind closed doors in Washington by only a handful of legislators and industrial agriculture lobbyists have been leaking out of Congress. Right now 4 members of the House and Senate ag committees are meeting to rush the 2012 Food and Farm Bill to the Super Committee and steal any chances for reforms for local, organic and healthy food until the next Farm Bill comes up in 2017. Please make an urgent call to the listed leaders of the House and Senate ag committees today to tell them to say no to corporate greed and NO to the “Secret Farm Bill”.
We know not everyone enjoys making calls, but they make the biggest impact. We’ve made it super easy with a simple script and stopping the “Secret Farm Bill” is vital for the future of our food, health and democracy. Make sure they hear your voice today. If you can’t reach the listed Senators or Congressmen, please call your own by dialing the Senate switchboard: (202) 224-3121 and the House switchboard: (202) 224-3121
Here’s a simple script, heck, have fun with it!
Hi, my name is _______ I’m calling to put an end to corporate greed and say “No” to the Secret Farm Bill. Rushing this vital piece of legislation behind closed doors is unfair and undemocratic.
Please tell Congressman / Senator _____ that I care about America’s family farmers and support the right to an open and transparent Food and Farm Bill for the benefit of farmers and eaters everywhere.
Senate Ag Committee Leadership:
Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) – Chair of Senate Agricultural Committee – call: (202) 224-4822
Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) Ranking Member Senate Agriculture Committee – call: (202) 224-4774
House Ag Committee Leadership:
Congressman Frank Lucas (R-OK) Chair House Committee on Agriculture – call: 202-225-5565
Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN) Former Chair House Committee on Agriculture – call: (202) 225-2165
If you feel like calling more members of the Senate or House Ag Committees to tell the to Kill the Secret Farm Bill click on the links below.
Members of the Senate Ag Committee:
Members of the House Ag Committee:
Thank again and have a great day!