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*TAKE ACTION* Tell Congress: Cosponsor the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act!


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Kit
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It sounds like simple advice: "Eat your fruits and veggies." But it's not so easy. Our country spends too much money subsidizing crops like corn and soybeans that get turned into processed junk food, instead of expanding access to foods that are-->



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Kit B. (277)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 8:13 am
Photo Credit: Ingredients of a Healthy Food www.localwin.com


Tell Congress: Cosponsor the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act!

It sounds like simple advice: "Eat your fruits and veggies." But it's not so easy. Our country spends too much money subsidizing crops like corn and soybeans that get turned into processed junk food, instead of expanding access to foods that are healthier for us and the planet.

Now we have the chance to begin to reorient how our federal dollars are spent.

The Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act—a proposal to improve the federal Farm Bill—will encourage greater production of sustainably produced fruits, vegetables, meats, and other healthy foods; make these foods more accessible for all consumers; and stimulate local economies. The bill will also expand access to healthy food for all by improving the ability for families and seniors to use Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits at farmers markets and other outlets for local, healthy foods. Our analysis shows that these programs can create jobs and encourage healthier eating.

Tell your members of Congress to cosponsor the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act today!

Please make your letter personal by adding in your own thoughts and concerns. Every letter makes a difference, but customized letters have the greatest effect!

Want to know more about this bill? Go to VISIT Site and click on "here" to learn more.

Please sign and share. Thank you

Petition from the Union of Concerned Scientists
 

Nicole W. (619)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 8:16 am
signed and shared, thank you Kit
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 8:36 am
You have already taken action on this alert.
Already signed and shared, thanks Kit
 

Ben Oscarsito (348)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 9:57 am
Done!
 

Nyack Clancy (387)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 10:07 am
Thank you for taking action!

Your message has been sent to the following decision makers:

Senator Charles 'Chuck' E. Schumer
Representative Carolyn B. Maloney
 

Angelika R. (143)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 10:26 am
Cannot sign, thx.
 

Nancy M. (219)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 11:11 am
Signed.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 11:29 am
Thank you! (S, N, P, T)
 

Jo S. (457)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 12:12 pm
Noted. Sorry Kit, it wouldn't let me sign.
 

Jude Hand (50)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 1:28 pm
Noted, signed and commented.
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 2:38 pm
Thank you for taking action!

Your message has been sent to the following decision makers:

Senator Jeff Flake
Senator John McCain III
Representative Ed Pastor

Now please share your action with your friends.

Gladly signed. Thanks for sharing this Kit!
 

Jo S. (457)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 2:55 pm
OK, Kit it just let meg sign, hooray,
Thanks again.
 

Natalie V. (27)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 2:58 pm
noted / signed
 

Alllan Yorkowitz (462)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 3:30 pm
action taken
 

EDWARD G. MRKVICKA (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 3:35 pm
noted and signed on 4-23-13 not only will this help our job economy with steady work, but at least we will all know exactly where our food sources are coming from and not this unhealthy gmo products local and home grown just like it needs to be.
 

Kit B. (277)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 4:17 pm

Thank you for signing and sharing. Yes, this helps our economy, and our daily lives. We need to feel assured that the food we buy and eat is healthy natural food.
 

Elizabeth M. (64)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 4:22 pm
Noted and signed. thank You Kit.
 

lee e. (114)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 5:40 pm
signed and shared on f/b - thanks
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 6:05 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Dandelion G. (397)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 6:11 pm
Thank you for taking action!
Your message has been sent to the following decision makers:

Senator Bill Nelson
Senator Marco Rubio
 

Betsy Bee (1351)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 7:51 pm
Action taken. Being a locovore is more environmentally friendly than being a Vegan. That's the true. Pick your restaurants accordingly. Many excellent restaurants now post their policies on buying locally.
 

Constance F. (434)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 11:34 pm
Thank you for posting here ! previously signed from home.
You have already taken action on this alert.
 

Lynn Squance (219)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 11:47 pm
signed
 

Giana Peranio Paz (368)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 12:01 am
Noted and signed. thanks Kit!
 

Cal Mendelsohn (950)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 3:15 am
Signed and noted--thanks Kit
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 6:47 am
Signed and noted. Thanks, Kit.
 

Susanne R. (248)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 8:49 am
Actions taken!
 

Arielle S. (314)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 9:12 am
It's the small farmers who are really the lifeblood of this country - definitely signed.
 

magdika-cecilia Perez (96)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 9:57 am
thank you
 

Patricia H. (470)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 11:59 am
noted and shared
 

Birgit W. (135)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 1:35 pm
Don't have a zip code. Thanks
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 2:04 pm
"You have already taken action on this alert." Noted. Thanks, Kit.
 

Christeen Anderson (425)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 2:06 pm
Signed.
 

Sheila D. (24)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 4:10 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Kit.
 

Ro H. (0)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 4:36 pm
ty
 

Sherri G. (109)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 7:22 pm
Noted, signed, and tweeted - Thanks Kit
 

Ludger W. (72)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 1:35 am
done
 

Beverly M. (85)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 2:54 am
Noted and signed ~ Thank you Kit!
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 6:33 am
Signed. It is not only good for people but great for the local economy. And fortunately living in Tacoma, WA it is possible although the process needs some tweeks and general expansion. And with card reading technology avilable for smart phones this should be but most likely will not be a No Brainer for the Repug/Tea Bagged who consider the old and poor criminal scum.
 

Val R. (208)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 9:47 am
N & S - thnks Kit.
 

Shirley B. (5)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 1:50 pm
Previously signed.TY
 

Birgit W. (135)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 3:06 pm
Thanks
 

Inge Bjorkman (100)
Friday April 26, 2013, 11:01 am
as simple as eating fruit for 45 years
 

Charlene Rush (32)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 7:58 pm
This is a MUST!
 

Anne P. (234)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 8:37 am
Critically important. Gladly signed and noted - thanks, Kit!
 
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