"Here are the talking points that Laurel Hopwood, Chair of the Ohio Sierra Club Agricultural Committee is sending around. She is urging folks to send letters to the editor to their local papers. -- Mary Beth
Don't allow special interests to…"
"The amendment passed the Senate unanimously. It passed the House by 84-13. I've posted the actual language below. Note that "family farmer" is not defined.
A JOINT RESOLUTION
Proposing to enact Section 1 of Article XIV of the…"
"It's become clear to us at OEFFA that this is a preemptive strike against efforts by the HSUS to establish humane livestock standards in Ohio, which it has been working to do in other states. I'm sure you can guess who would be filling…"
"The fact that the Ohio Farmers Union is opposed would probably indicate that the sustainable agriculture community might end up opposed to it. It would be important to know what the make up of the 13 member board would be, terms etc..., also if they…"
I received the following two articles from Brandi Whetstone of the Ohio Chapter Sierra Club. I could not get ahold of Debbie Phillips, but left a message on her answering machine. I talked to a staff member of Jimmy Stewart's and he did not know much about it other than Senator Stewart hasn't taken a position on it. Have folk in the organic/local foods movement looked into this to see what impacts it could have on small livestock owners?******Below you will find two articles about a proposed…See More
Hi Mary Beth. I'm working to defeat Issue 2 in Ohio, and Tom Redfern mentioned that you might be interested in the campaign. I'd love to talk about working together with the local Sierra Club on this issue. You can contact me through Ohio Foodshed or at the office 202-683-2533.