1. Please email or fax your Representative (find your district here:
http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/) and two Senators and invite them to the Farm Food voices DC legislative reception. Contact info for Representatives and Senators and invitation below. Please personalize the invitation. Please identify yourself as being with the Maryland Independent Consumers and Farmers Association (MICFA).
2. IF you plan on attending, please send a separate email to the same address and request a meeting with them or their Agricultural aide.
Contact info for Representatives and Senators scheduling offices:
Benjamin Cardin (Senator) Debbie_yamada (at) cardin.senate.gov Barabara Mikulski (Senator) scheduler (at) mikulski.senate.gov
Wayne T. Gilchrest (Dist 1) Kathy.hicks (at) mail.house.gov
C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger III (Dist. 2) Carol.merkel (at) mail.house.gov
John P. Sarbanes (Dist. 3) brianne (at) mail.house.gov
Albert R. Wynn (Dist. 4) Wynn.scheduler (at) mail.house.gov
Steny Hoyer (Dist. 5 ) hoyer.scheduling (at) mail.house.gov
Roscoe G. Bartlett (Dist. 6) Barb.calligan (at) mail.house.gov
Elijah E. Cummings (Dist 7) Fax only: 202-225-3178
Christopher Van Hollen, Jr. (Dist. 8) Maria.apud (at) mail.house.gov
Dear Congressman_______ or Senator_________,
As your constituent, I invite you and your staff to a reception on Wednesday March 5, from 12:00 – 12:50, in Room 1302 Longworth, hosted by the National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association (NICFA). We will joyfully serve you food produced by independent unsubsidized farmers, from animals without Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags, raised on open pastures on grass–not subsidized GMO grain, on private properties without Premises Registration numbers, with soils enriched by ecologically harmonious amendments like sea salt, compost, and natural mineral sources. In short, we are not part of the industrial agriculture system. We are the rich tradition of heritage farming. We are your local community family farm. We are your neighbors. Some of us are organically certified, some of us are beyond organic. All of us, and the consumers who depend on us, warmly invite you to partake of our real food and to learn more about us. If you are unable to attend, we request that you send your agricultural aide in your stead.