We ONE bloggers have been writing a lot about the Farm Bill these days,
and with good reason. The House of Representatives votes on changes to
the Farm Bill tomorrow. If substantial changes aren’t made to the bill,
small farmers will be out of luck until the next time it appears before
Congress in 2012.
With your help we can push Congress to make the right decision tomorrow,
and in the process help protect small farmers here and abroad from
subsidies that leave them unable to compete fairly. Please take a moment
to call your member of Congress and tell them to vote YES on the Fairness
Amendment. The ONE Campaign has set up a 1-800 number (1-800-786-2663)
to direct you to your congressional office.
“But Peter,” you may ask, “what if I’m not sure exactly what to say?” No
problem, loyal ONE member! We have a set of talking points to help you
with your call, as well as a form to register your call when you
finish. With just a few minutes of your time, you can lend
small farmers everywhere a much needed helping hand.