We regret to inform you that rumors of a “Secret Farm Bill” being hatched behind closed doors in Washington by only a handful of legislators and industrial agriculture lobbyists are about to become a reality. DC sources have verified that a deal has been struck by the 4 members of the House and Senate Ag committee and the backdoor bill could be announced in the next few hours.
This corrupt deal is an outrage and steals any chances for real 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 secretive process by which the farm bill budget negotiations are taking place. 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 that has no cuts to vital conservation or nutrition programs. Please co-sponsor the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act (S. 1773, H.R. 3286) instead of rushing through the Secret Farm Bill.
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
Additional Congressional Leadership – please call to tell leadership you disapprove of this corrupt, backroom process.
Congressman John Boehner (R-OH) Speaker of the House (202) 225-6205
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D – CA) Minority Leader (202) 225-4965
Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) Senate Majority Leader (202)-224-3542
Senator Mitch McConnell (R-MS) Senate Minorty Leader (202) 224-2541
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:
http://agriculture.house.gov/singlepages.aspx?NewsID=1222&LSBID=23|69&RBSUSDA=T Thank again and have a great day!