Today, we share number three in our top five posts countdown, a blog asking for your help. Last spring, the U.S. House of Representatives planned a vote on their version of the farm bill. This particular vote failed, which was a small victory in the year-long farm bill fight. Remember, your voice makes a difference. Thanks to Anna Johnson, our policy manager, for writing this blog post.
Your voice is needed to stop harmful farm bill
The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote very soon on a troubling draft of the farm bill. Their proposal would slash working lands conservation funding, open up loopholes for unlimited agricultural subsidies, and defund several programs that support rural communities. You can read more here, but in short, this bill would set our progress back by decades.
This bill needs to be voted down – which means your House representative needs to hear from you!
Will you take a few minutes to make a quick call today and ask your representative to vote against H.R. 2, the House version of the farm bill? Find your representative here.
You can share this message with the person who answers the phone:
- Share your name and where you live (so they know you vote in their district).
- Request that your representative vote against H.R. 2, the House version of the 2018 farm bill.
- Provide reasons to oppose the bill: it would slash working lands conservation funding, it would open up new subsidy loopholes, and it would eliminate funding for programs that support rural communities.
Five minutes of your time will make a big difference.
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