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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. Today those rumors have verified that a deal has been struck by the 4 members of the House and Senate Ag committee and the backdoor bill will be announced either today or tomorrow.
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
Please take 30 seconds today against the "Secret Farm Bill". Farmers and eaters need YOU now!
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 and that they should pass the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act (S. 1773, H.R. 3286) instead of the Secret Farm Bill.
Click on the below supplied links to see these congressman's benefactors (I will keep adding new links as I locate them):
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:
BILL 2 OF 3:
The House is holding hearings on sweeping Internet censorship legislation this week -- and it's censoring the opposition! The bill is backed by Hollywood, Big Pharma, and the Chamber of Commerce, and all of them are going to get to testify at the hearing.
But the bill's opponents -- tech companies, free speech and human rights activists, and hundreds of thousands of Internet users -- won't have a voice.
As if you need a reminder: This is the most offensive Internet legislation we've seen in years. It will give the government and corporations new powers to block Americans' access to sites that are accused of copyright infringement, force sites like YouTube to go to new lengths to police users' contributions, and put people in prison for streaming certain content online
This sham of a hearing represents everything that's broken about our political system. Will you sign the petition at right, demanding that opponents of the Blacklist Bill be allowed to testify this week? (It'll generate an email to them too.)
PETITION TO JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN LAMAR SMITH AND RANKING MEMBER JOHN ... The so-called "Stop Online Piracy Act" will kill innovation and undermine free speech rights. You need to give the hundreds of thousands of Americans who've spoken out against it a chance to make our case at this week's hearings.
BILL 2 OF 3:
Republicans are pushing an extreme bill that would release more than 40 million acres of wilderness and open them to development. If passed, this legislation would open some of our country's most treasured landscapes to road construction, oil and gas development, unchecked off-road vehicle use, and other destructive development. PLEASE SIGN PETITION HERE: SIERRA CLUB: Save Our Wild Heritage