2nd Annual National Small-farm Lobby Day and Legislative Reception
Wednesday March 5, 2008 Washington, DC
PLEASE BRING FOOD! Who should bring food? Everyone
Last year we had wonderful food from Boblink Dairy of New Jersey, Restaurant Nora of Washington, DC, Amish farmers from Pennsylvania, area chefs and caterers, and numerous individuals. In addition, farmers from around the country donated food that local families, including many Weston A. Price Foundation members, prepared and brought. This is a showcase for the food we advocate. Let’s feed our legislators!
FOOD COORDINATOR: Liz Reitzig liz (at) micfa.net 301.860.0535. Please contact Liz as SOON as possible about food.
Joel Salatin, Emcee
Speakers posted closer to date
WHAT: Grassroots lobbying and legislative reception WHERE: Cannon Caucus Room, Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC
WHEN: Wednesday March 5, 2008, 10:00 – 3:00 WHY: So our federal legislators can get to know us, and our legislative goals, and we can get to know them
Most federal legislators don’t know us or take us seriously. We have to change that.
Farm Food Voices DC, 2008 Pro small/sustainable/independent farming, anti-NAIS The National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association (NICFA) and state affiliates present the 2nd annual Farm Food Voices DC, a national grassroots lobby day, to engage our federal legislators with the small farm, local, sustainable, fresh dairy, consumer supported, real food movement and to oppose any government managed or funded NAIS. Join artisanal food producers–farmers, cheesemakers, bakers, restaurateurs and more–and consumers from all over the country as we lobby our federal legislators to recognize that consumers want their food from small local farms and to oppose any government funded or managed NAIS.
We will provide Talking Points for grassroots lobbyists and information packets for legislators.
10:00 — 11:00 Meet in Cannon Caucus Room for food prep and set-up
11:00 — 1:00 Reception, Speakers, Mingle with legislators and staff
1:00 — 3:00 Lobby your legislators (Make an appointment now)
1.Call your U.S. Representative and Senator now and make an appointment to speak with them or their staff Ag Aide on March 5th. (Staffers are just as important).
Find your legislators (enter zip in top of left column):
or Phone: (202) 224-3121 BE PERSISTENT.
2.Invite your legislators and their staff to the reception (please FAX your invitation).
Email: info (at) micfa.net Phone: Liz Reitzig 301.860.0535
Looking forward to seeing you March 5th,
Deborah Stockton, Executive Director
National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association
nicfa (at) earthlink.net