Have you shopped at a farmers’ market lately?
Noticed more local produce at your local grocery store or restaurant?
On your child’s lunch tray at school?
Wherever there’s local food, there are farmers feeding communities and creating jobs.
- Low-income seniors to access fresh, healthy produce from local farmers.
- Farmers to expand their operations into new products – like freezing fresh veggies for schools to use during winter months.
- Communities to build their own food solutions from the ground up – like urban farms, mobile groceries, and youth-led healthy eating programs.
WHAT CAN I DO?
Got five minutes? We need your help! Among the hundreds of amendments the Senate will debate in the coming days, this one stands out – it’s got the potential to make a real difference on the ground and in the lives of farmers and communities.
We need YOU to call Senator Levin today! (202) 224-6221
Calling is easy – just dial the numbers above and leave a message like this one below with the person who answers the phone:
“Hello, my name is ___ and I’m a constituent and a voter (and tell ‘em if you’re a farmer!). I would like to leave a message for Senator Levin’s agriculture staffer. Can you take a message for me, please? The message is: I urge the Senator to support Senator Brown’s local food and market development amendment, #1088, during floor debate this week. This amendment is critical to building a better future for food and farms in our state. Thank you.”
We won’t get a better farm bill without your help. But with it, we will get a better future for our nation’s food and farms –Make that quick call right now – and help us spread the word!
Thanks for your consideration of this issue and for all you do for Michigan communities!
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