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New Secretary of Agriculture

From: Don R.
Sent on: Monday, December 8, 2008 7:35 PM
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: A Sustainable Secretary of Agriculture sign on letter__please
forward
Date: Sun, 07 Dec[masked]:15:51 -0600
From: David Wallinga <[address removed]>
To: David Wallinga <[address removed]>
CC: <[address removed]>



/forwarded with permission?..
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Within the next few days President-Elect Obama will be naming one of the
most
important posts in his cabinet ? our _next Secretary of Agriculture_.
For those of us
who care about the environment, *sustainability, healthy food*, animal
welfare and
creating local food systems, NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT.
<http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/>

A groundswell of grassroots support is needed to encourage
President-Elect Obama
to nominate a Secretary who will bring sustainable change to the United
States
Department of Agriculture.

A grassroots effort has taken flight.

We invite you to JOIN US in this grassroots effort by signing this live
letter <http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/> advocating a
Sustainable Choice for the next Secretary of Agriculture.

Current signers to this letter
<http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/signers.html>include Rick Bayless,
Michael Pollan, Wendell Berry,
Marion Nestle, Bill McKibben, Wes Jackson, Catherine Sneed and Alice
Waters among
many others.

Please join them by once again casting your vote for change by
supporting a Sustainable
Choice for our next Secretary of Agriculture.

Help make this type of change possible by signing this letter. Our work
has only begun.

PLEASE SIGN <http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/> this letter at:
http://www.fooddemocracynow.org <http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/>

And then FORWARD to all your friends.

As you may know that this effort has appeared in numerous blogs,
including Grist <http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2008/12/4/145754/222>,
Salon
<http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/2008/12/05/ag_secretary/index.html>
and
in the New York Times online
<http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/04/foodies-make-a-pitch-to-obama/?hp>:

http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/04/foodies-make-a-pitch-to-obama/?hp

We thank you for joining this grassroots effort!

Sincerely,
Dave Murphy
Clear Lake, Iowa
[masked]
[address removed] <mailto:[address removed]>

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