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    *****Take Action - to Protect The integrity of Organic Standards***** Senator Leahy (D-VT) is introducing the Organic Restoration Act to repeal this rider
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 1, 2003
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      *****Take Action - to Protect The integrity of Organic Standards*****

      Senator Leahy (D-VT) is introducing the Organic Restoration Act to
      repeal this rider along with Representative Sam Farr (D-CA) in the
      House. Both of these bills were introduced on February 26, 2003.

      Co-sponsors are needed ASAP in the House AND Senate - both Republicans
      and Democrats.

      For the repeal bill to be successful, we must generate a lot of interest
      and public comment on the Organic Restoration Act all across the nation.
      It is important that everyone - farmers, consumers, environmentalists,
      and the entire organic industry - talk to their members of Congress and
      get them on board in supporting the Organic Restoration Act. We must
      stand up to this blatant attempt by agribusiness to have their way with
      the organic standards.

      ****What You Can Do - Take Action!******

      Contact your representatives in Washington and demand that support the
      Organic Restoration Act to repeal the language inserted into Section 771
      of the Omnibus Appropriations Bill undermining the integrity of the
      organic label for meat, poultry, eggs and dairy.

      The message is simple: Urge your Senators and Representatives to support
      the Organic Restoration Act that was introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy
      and Representative Sam Farr to repeal Section 771 of the Omnibus
      Appropriations Bill. Repealing this section is in the interest of
      consumers, organic farmers and the environment. Repealing this section
      will encourage continued growth of organic agricultural production in
      the United States, one of the bright prospects for U.S. agriculture
      overall.

      You can find your Senator here -
      http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

      You can find your Representative here -
      http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW_by_State.html

      Representative Farr's office has asked that we target the following
      Representatives, if you know of folks that live in their states please
      forward on this email to them.
      Allen Boyd, Jr. (D-FL/2) 202-225-5235 Agriculture Aide:Charla Penn
      Jerold Nadler (D-NY/8) 202-225-5635 Agriculture Aide: Kisette Morton
      Dennis Rehberg (R-MT) 202-225-3211 Chief of Staff: Erik Iverson
      Jim McDermott (D-WA/7) 202-225-3106 Agriculture Aide: Sean Hughes
      Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD/1) 202-225-5311 Agriculture Aide: Jeri Finke

      Please also let your local health food store know what you are doing.
      Tell them to carry NO products by Fieldale Farms, the company in GA that
      instigated this movement to gut the organic livestock feed standards.
      They also produce poultry under the Springer Mountain Farms and Redding
      labels.

      STAY TUNED TO OUR WEBSITE IN THE COMING DAYS FOR MORE INFORMATION AND
      SPREAD THE WORD FAR AND WIDE!!!

      Tom Taylor
      Field Organizer
      Organic Consumers Association
      Tel: 612-331-7309
      Fax: 612-331-7483
      tom@...

      PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO YOUR FRIENDS WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED.
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