NAIS Action Alert!!!

***ACTION ALERT***

 

WHAT: CongressionaHearing on NAIS

WHEN: Wednesday, March 11

WHERE: Washington, DC

 

The U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry will hold a hearing on NAIS on March 11.  Bills to put NAIS into law, HR875 and companion Senate S814, are being pushed through Congress, as well as an Appropriations Bill with funding for NAIS.  This hearing is critical to blocking mandatory NAIS.

 

ACTION: Please call and fax all members of the subcommittee (below).  

 

1.  When you call, ask to speak to the legislative aide for agriculture.  Form a positive relationship with the aide.  Become his or her source of knowledge for NAIS.  Be RESPECTFUL and POLITE.  Remember, who would the aide rather speak with, someone who is courteous or someone angry and resentful?

 

2.  Please send this to everyone you know, ESPECIALLY to people in the states with members on the subcommittee.  Members need to hear from their constituents–the people who vote them into office.

 

If you are in one of these states, please arrange a meeting with the district representative of the Congressman.  That makes a big difference.  We need to be real people to the legislators, so that when they think “farm” or “food” they think of us, not Monsanto, Cargill, Tyson, etc…

 

(NOTE: The colors are for easier reading.  They have no political meaning).

 

State

Party/Dist

Representative

Phone

Fax

Website email form

AL

R-13

Mike Rogers

202.225.3261

202.226.8485

http://www.house.gov/mike-rogers/contact.shtml

CA

D-18

Dennis Cardoza

202.225.6131

800-356-6424

(202) 225-0819

http://www.house.gov/cardoza/contact.shtml

CA

D-20

Jim Costa

202-225-3341

(202) 225-9308

http://www.costa.house.gov/

CA

D-43

Joe Baca

(202)225-6161

(202)225-8671

http://www.house.gov/baca/zipauth.shtml

CO

D-4

Betsy Markey,

(202) 225-4676

(202) 225-5870

https://forms.house.gov/betsymarkey/contact-form.shtml

GA

D-13

David Scott (Chair)

(202) 225-2939

(202) 225-4628

http://davidscott.house.gov/Contact/

IA

D-3

Leonard Boswell

(202) 225-3806

(202) 225-5608

http://boswell.house.gov/messageform.htm

IA

R-5

Steve King

202.225.4426

202.225.3193

http://www.house.gov/steveking/email.shtm

ID

D-1

Walt Minnick

(202) 225-6611

(202) 225-3029

https://forms.house.gov/minnick/tours.shtml

MD

D-1

Frank Kratovil, Jr.

(202) 225-5311

(202) 225-0254

https://forms.house.gov/kratovil/contact-form.shtml

NE

R-3

Adrian Smith

(202) 225-6435

(202) 225-0207

http://www.house.gov/formadriansmith/issues_subscribe.htm

PA

D-17

Tim Holden

(202) 225-5546

(202) 226-0996

http://www.holden.house.gov/contactform_zipcheck.shtml

TN

R-1

David P. Roe

(202) 225-6356

(202) 225-5714

https://forms.house.gov/roe/invite-request-form.shtml

TX

R-11

K. Michael Conaway

(202) 225-3605

(202) 225-1783

http://conaway.house.gov/

TX

R-19

Randy Neugebauer,

Ranking Minority Member

(202) 225-4005

(888) 763-1611

(202) 225-9615

http://randy.house.gov/?sectionid=8&sectiontree=8

VA

R-6

Bob Goodlatte,

(202) 225-5431

(202) 225-9681

http://www.house.gov/goodlatte/emailbob.htm

WI

D-8

Steve Kagen,

(202) 225-5665

(202) 225-5729

http://kagen.house.gov/contact.shtml

 

For more information, or if you need help in this process, please contact us:

 

Doreen Hannes animalwaitress@yahoo.com (417) 962-0030    
Sharon Sabo muttipie@htc.net (618) 458-7745    
Sue Dederich suediederich@comcast.net (847) 873-0251    
Sharon Zecchinelli henwhisperer@gmail.com (802) 933-6709    
Liz Reitzig liz.reitzig@verizon.net (301) 807.5063    
Deborah Stockton nicfa@earthlink.net (434) 295.7176    

 

Yours for freedom,

 

Deborah Stockton, Executive Director

National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association (NICFA)

nicfa@earthlink.net

http://www.nicfa.org

 

Our purpose is to promote and preserve unregulated direct farmer-to-consumer trade 

that fosters availability of locally grown or home-produced food products.

 

NICFA opposes any government funded or managed National Animal Identification System.

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