U.S. Congress to Screen Farmaggedon
Farmageddon: The Unseen War on American Family Farms vividly conveys the stories of numerous farmers who found themselves on the wrong side of government food policy. It is hard to imagine our government using S.W.A.T. raids to deal with misdemeanors, nor is it easy to fathom agents of the law seizing valuable farm products and equipment, particularly in cases where there is no proof of harm. This movie enables audiences all across America to come face to face with harsh realities of farm life in our modern day.
Congressional Screening of Farmageddon
When: Tuesday, December 13, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, followed by Q & A
What: A screening of Farmageddon: The Unseen War on American Family Farms
Where: United States Capitol, Orientation Theater South, Washington DC
PLEASE INVITE YOUR LEGISLATORS
Canty's film project may also have an opportunity to influence public policy. The gravity of the plight of small farmers has gotten the attention of our politicians in Washington, D.C. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D, ME) and Ed Perlmutter, (D, CO), and Congressman Ron Paul, (R, TX) are sponsoring the Congressional screening of Farmaggedon on Capitol Hill. Pingree, who is also an organic farmer, wants her colleagues to see the devastating effects regulatory policies are having on small American farms. Pingree serves on the Agriculture Committee and along with 60 co-sponsors, will soon introduce the Local Farm, Food and Jobs Act which will change 30 provisions of the Farm Bill to place a greater emphasis on local foods and small farms and open up greater access to these foods for the public schools. While the bill doesn't address many of the issues outlined in Farmageddon, it will lead the country toward needed changes that will benefit family farms.
Action: Please invite your Representatives, Senators and their staff to see Farmageddon!
1. Call your Congressional offices and ask for the scheduler (find your Representative: www.house.gov; find your Senator: www.senate.gov) 2. Fax or email (fax is best) the invitation below. Please include any personal notes about why you want them to see it. Make sure to include your address. They need to know you are a constituent. 3. Follow-up with a phone call to make sure they received the invitation and ask if they will attend.
Invitation to a Special Screening of Farmageddon: The Unseen War on American Family Farms Dear ______________ You and your staff are invited to a special screening of the movie Farmageddon: The Unseen War on American Family Farms on December 13, 2011 from 5:30-6:30 in the United States Capitol Orientation Theater South, followed by Q and A with Director/Producer Kristin Canty. Several of the farmers and activists featured in the movie will be present to answer questions as well. This movie graphically illustrates the devastating consequences of regulatory policy that American farmers face. As your constituent, I ask you to attend and learn about these issues. Name: Address: Phone:
Christy and I (and a few other Farm Food Freedom KY team members) will be bringing Farmageddon to your town. Please let us know when you'd like to see it after January 2012 and we'll put you on the list! To see a trailer and for more information, visit the film's website: FarmageddonMovie.com. Thank you!