Urge Jefferson County Supervisors to Pass a Resolution Calling for a Statewide Factory Farm Moratorium!
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO!
1. Contact Each Jefferson County Supervisor
with a Phone Call and/or Email.
supervisors know this is an important issue to you and urge them to support a
resolution. See the attached talking points in the model resolution developed by
the Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture (IARA). Dick Reed recommended
Jefferson County residents reach out to the supervisors. Here is your chance to
let them know how you feel!
Dick Reed – 641-919-8262 (cell);
641-472-6555 (home); email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dee Sandquist – 641-451-1293 (cell); email: email@example.com
Lee Dimmitt – 641-919-9547 (cell); email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Sign this Online
3. Write a Letter to the Editor.
are a very effective way to influence public opinion. Let’s get many letters
printed in the Fairfield Ledger and
the Fairfield Weekly Reader, week
after week! The Fairfield Ledger
printed JFAN’s letter to the editor this Thursday. View
Need talking points? Check out the following information sheets:
4. Send a Postcard to Each Supervisor!
quick and easy and gets right to the point. Sample message:
you to adopt a resolution calling for a statewide factory farm moratorium until
there are less than 100 water impairments in Iowa and until weaknesses in the
Master Matrix are adequately resolved.
5. Host a House Party!
parties are an ideal way to share information and action with friends,
especially those who may only have basic knowledge about factory farms. JFAN
representatives can make a presentation, answer questions, provide materials,
and recommend action steps on supporting a moratorium resolution. It can also
be a good letter writing or postcard writing event! All you need to do is to provide
a place where your friends or relatives can meet.
Contact JFAN at 641-209-6600
6. And Don’t Forget to Call and Write
Your State Legislators.
for a statewide moratorium will eventually have to come through the Iowa State
Legislature. Let your state elected officials know this is an important issue to
you. Write and call your legislators often – and share this with your friends –
to develop a groundswell of support for a moratorium. Check out this moratorium info
sheet created by the Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture.
live in the Fairfield area, your legislators are:
Representative Curt Hanson – 515-281-3221 (Iowa House);email: Curt.Hanson@legis.iowa.gov
Senator Mark Chelgren – 515-281-3371 (Iowa Senate); 641-777-7047
(cell) email: email@example.com
don’t know your legislator, find out who they are here.
It will take all of us working
together to encourage Jefferson County supervisors to adopt a factory farm resolution.
While it’s true
that the board of supervisors don’t have any greater legal weight than
individuals, when it comes to calling for a moratorium, a county resolution
will have greater political weight at the Iowa State House.
IF 9 COUNTIES CAN SUPPORT A
FACTORY FARM MORATORIUM, WHY NOT JEFFERSON COUNTY?
you for all you can do to urge our supervisors to adopt a resolution in support
of a factory farm moratorium! Please share this with your friends!
September 2016, the Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture (IARA), a
coalition of 25 national, state, and community organizations in Iowa, launched
a campaign calling for a factory farm moratorium on new and expanding CAFOs
until there were less than 100 water impairments in Iowa. JFAN is a member of
IARA and supports its call for a moratorium.
counties that have thus far adopted a resolution or written a letter in support
of a factory farm moratorium are Allamakee, Winneshiek, Buchanan, Webster, Pocahontas,
Dickinson and Cedar Counties. You can see the resolutions and letters here.