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Stand and Be Heard

April 22, 2014

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Executive Director Column 4/23/14 Its time to Stand and be Heard, and that means each of us. If you bear with me, I’ll explain. To begin, I want to reflect on my personal history to lend perspective to the request for your personal action now. In the 60’s and 70’s, when I was a young […]

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Youth, a Rising Tide, and Our Duty: Executive Director’s March Letter

March 17, 2014

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This Saturday I was in Sacramento to take part in the largest anti-fracking rally in California to date, not that you would know it from the lackluster media coverage. Two things stick in my mind. First, I can’t help but wonder how much civil unrest and demonstrations across the country goes largely uncovered by corporate […]

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Walk with a Doc

March 17, 2014

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Walk with a Doc, along with the City of Berkeley, Ecology Center, Lifelong Medical Care, and Heart 2 Heart held a free community event in Berkeley’s San Pablo Park on Saturday, March 15th. Walk with a Doc is a national, non-profit program that coordinates events across the country in community parks that focus on bringing […]

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CFJC’s Public Comment on Keystone XL

March 7, 2014

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Below you will find our public comment on the Keystone XL Pipeline. Feel free to use any portion of our message and incorporate it into your own. Final comments are due today, Friday, March 7, by 11:59 pm, submitted online here or by mail to the address below. Also view our comment as a PDF […]

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Lessons Learned, Lessons Applied, Taking Action for Equity

February 18, 2014

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Executive Director Column 2/18/14 It is only February, and it is beginning to look like this will be a defining year in the story of our country. Check the box: Farm Bill passed Organize for Farm Bill implementation 2014 Workplan drafted Fight Back against the unrelenting war on our families and communities Stand with the […]

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CFJC Perspective on the 2014 Farm Bill

February 7, 2014

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Jessy Gill and Y. Armando Nieto February 7, 2014 Today, on February 7, President Obama signs into law the reconciled House and Senate 2014 Farm Bill.  After two expirations and years of deliberation we welcome the passage of a full bill, but not because it is a brilliant piece of legislation. Any government that cuts […]

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Movement Building Through Food and Farm Policy

February 7, 2014

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Courtney Hendrix, Communications Specialist If you were to ask me three years ago what the Farm Bill was, I would tell you that I had never heard of it before. It wasn’t until I came to CFJC in the fall of 2011 that I learned the Farm Bill is the primary piece of legislation that […]

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GOAT Convening and Next Steps

February 7, 2014

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Jessy Gill, Policy Specialist Last week on January 30 and 31, over 50 individuals came from across the country to attend the Third Annual GOAT (Getting Our Act Together) Convening in Washington, DC. The Convening was bookended by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Members Meeting, and the National Family Farm Coalition Board Meeting, providing the […]

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CFJC Statement on the State of the Union Address

January 29, 2014

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It has been an eventful week in DC as we wait for the House and Senate to pass the 2 year-delayed Farm Bill. After a day of dissecting the Farm Bill Conference Report with allies in DC, the CFJC staff gathered to watch the State of the Union address. We’re currently in DC to bear witness […]

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Joint Statement on Farm Bill Conference Report

January 29, 2014

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For more information contact: Lorette Picciano, Rural Coalition, lpicciano@ruralco.org, 202-628-7160 Y. Armando Nieto, Community Food and Justice Coalition, yanieto@cafoodjustice.org, 510-547-1547 January 28, 2014 Joint Statement on Farm Bill Conference Report Rural Coalition, Community Food and Justice Coalition, and the National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association have worked with our many allies, including over 400 […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. and History Imperatives

January 21, 2014

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Executive Director Column 1/21/14 This year the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday took on special significance for many of us. First, I want to thank all of you for your tremendous support throughout the year, with particular thanks to the many who contributed to our year end appeal. It takes just a little from a […]

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Internship Reflection

December 30, 2013

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By Chris Loomis, Communications Intern  My internship at the Community Food and Justice Coalition proved to be a fruitful experience. I think CFJC has a unique approach to its work as a non-profit organization. I would describe CFJC as a fluid and transparent organization based on my experiences as CFJC intern. This approach was challenging, […]

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