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We are the 99%, and 100% of us eat.

posted Nov 18, 2011 10:38 PM by Doria Robinson   [ updated Nov 18, 2011 10:42 PM ]

Phone calls aren't always fun, but they are effective. 

This Monday, make a 30-second phone call to urge your Congressional Representatives to REJECT a Secret Farm Bill that puts profits over people, and SUPPORT a bill that nourishes people and the planet.

The Farm B
ill is a $300 Billion piece of legislation up for renewal every 5 years. All of us eat, and all of us have a stake in this bill - it decides how much $ goes to food stamps, environmental programs, corn subsidies, and more.

Agricultural Committee leaders just proposed a secret, backroom version that would cut $4 billion from nutrition programs (food stamps, WIC, etc) and $6.5 billion from conservation programs. The cuts to democracy are priceless.

Please make a quick phone call to your representative - you can find their phone number here: http://www.house.gov/representative

And here's a sample six-sentence script you can use: http://liverealnow.weebly.com/stop-the-secret-farm-bill.html

Thank you for calling, and all that you do!! Let me know how it goes.

Navina Khan