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  • Bitsy Turner
    From: Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance Reply-To: judith@farmandranchfreedom.org Sender: Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 9, 2009
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      Subject: Support "Stop NAIS" in online competition!

      "Stop NAIS" Idea Progresses to The Next Stage
      Take Action Online to Help Stop NAIS!
       
      The private website, www.Change.org, will present the "Top 10 Ideas for America" to the Obama Administration on Inauguration Day.  "Stop NAIS" has made it to the second round of voting!  Thank you to everyone who voted for it in the first round of the competition!
       
      It is now competing against 86 other ideas to see if it can make it into the Top 10.  All the voting totals have been re-set to zero, so even if you voted for it in the first round, you can vote again. 
       
      The second round of voting will continue until 5 pm EST on January 15.
       
       
      Take Action
       
      Step 1: If you are not already signed up for the site, register at:  https://www.change.org/admin/sign_up 
       
      Step 2: Go to http://www.change.org/ideas/view/stop_nais   Be sure to click the box labeled "Vote!" to the left of "Protect Our Food Supply -- Stop NAIS!" Simply leaving a comment does not count as a vote.  After you click the Vote box, it will change color and show "Voted."

      Step 3: Email all your friends, and ask them to vote also.
       
      Step 4 (optional):  The most important thing is the number of votes that the idea receives.  If you want to leave a comment after you have voted, think in terms of what will encourage other people to vote to stop NAIS.  Keep your comment short and clear, and don't repeat what others have already written.  
       
      More Information on Change.org
       
      In the first round of voting, over 100,000 people voted for ideas on change.org.   So this is a great opportunity for us to get the NAIS issue in front of a broad audience during the voting process!  And if Stop NAIS! makes it to the Top 10, it will be among the ideas presented at an event at the National Press Club on January 16, followed by a press release.  The organizers of Change.org have committed to supporting advocacy campaigns for each of the Top 10 ideas, including encouraging their 200,000 members to support the effort. 

      This is a very quick, easy way to help us raise awareness about NAIS and potentially get significant new resources for this fight!  Please go to http://www.change.org/ideas/view/stop_nais and vote now!
       
      More Online Voting: Change.GOV
       
      While you're online, consider taking another moment to go to the Obama Transition Team's official site.  They have a section called "Open for Questions".  They have not specified the deadline for submitting or voting on questions, but said they will respond to the top issues "in the new year."
       
      Step 1: Go to http://change.gov/page/content/openforquestions20081229/
       
      Step 2: Type "animal identification" into the box next to "Search Questions"  There are currently 17 questions that involve NAIS that can be found by searching those terms.  
       
      Step 3: Click on the checkmark by the question(s) to vote "yes".  If you are not already signed in, you will  be asked to, with a link at the top of the box.
       
       
       
      Please Support Our Work!
       
      We have raised approximately $2,500 out of the $5,000 matching grant so far!  Please help us to raise the rest by donating now at http://farmandranchfreedom.org/content/join-farfa to double your gift.
       
      Any size donation helps, whether it's a $10 grassroots membership or a $500 lifetime member.  Every dollar, and every member, counts! 
       
      Please help us to continue to be a strong voice for your interests.  Become a new member or give an additional donation at http://farmandranchfreedom.org/content/join-farfa   
       

      Working together, we can make our voices heard.
       
      Sincerely,
       

      Judith McGeary
      Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
      www.FarmAndRanchFreedom.org
      Phone: 512-243-9404
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