Join the National Day of Action on June 28

Join the National Day of Action on June 28

June 27, 2011 Roots of Change




Conservation Funding is in Jeopardy — Take Action Now

The House of Representatives just passed an agriculture appropriations bill that dramatically and unfairly slashes funding for conservation. Please participate in the National Day of Action on June 28 to protest huge cuts to farm bill conservation programs and prohibitions on support for local food in the House of Representative-passed spending bill.

Calling is Easy:  Find your Senators phone number by visiting the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition webpage (and scroll to the bottom). Call both of your Senators and ask to speak to the staff member responsible for agriculture. If the staff member is unavailable leave a message with the receptionist or a voice mail message. Be sure to identify yourself as a constituent and a farmer or a consumer and to leave a call back number.

Message – Tell your Senator the Senate needs to protect farm bill conservation program spending and programs essential to promoting local and regional farm and food systems.

Let’s join forces to have our voices heard and ensure a healthy future for future generations.