Legalize HEMP Via Emails! Get friends informed & generate sense of investment in the struggle for the Hemp Farming Act! Pass the #Vegislation

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If enough of us do this EASY task, we’re going to seal the deal for justice in the struggle to LEGALIZE!! How many friends can you get to contact their US Rep and Senators? Start by putting aside an hour for contacting people! 

It’s never been easier to propel change! Getting active for Hemp Farming rights now will KEEP YOU on the cutting edge for helpful change, making you the hero to all your friends who become inspired to make the world a better place. Find your piece of the struggle! Take on imperative nutritional wellness initiatives that stabilize Key agricultural and environmental problems. While too many in society hits the snooze button, lets do justice by the kids future and the biosphere we share.

While all agri-biz destroyers get their pollution permits (Wringing my hands!), we need Agricultural Equity – to stop oppressing hemp in federal law! OK onto the emails and posts to gain support! PASTE THESE FOR OUR SHARED SUCCESS!!

EMAIL: Hi Friend! I’ve supported Hemp since I was a teenager. Now, we need healthy foods and non-toxic land uses more than ever, so I’m asking everyone to take a few minutes to contact your Reps in Washington, DC and tell them to co-sponsor the Industrial Hemp Farming Act. The Act will define Industrial Hemp as non-drug, removing barriers to its commercial production, so it can be a superfood renewable resource blessing in all 50 states! Just think about all the valuable, wonderful uses of HEMP: the seeds, oil, fiber, and new CBD medicines. It can keep people alive! Hempseed is one of the healthiest foods! Now’s the time to speak up that we want Hemp in the economic revival. You can call or email, as long as you let congress know Sustainable farming & green jobs are of mainstream importance!! We especially need to pick up support in the US Senate. Tell US Senators to co-sponsor Bill S134. Why not make this a viral message because people power is what’s going to determine a better day!  www.votehemp.com/takeaction is the link to spread for making those contacts. Or call straight into the congress switchboard at 202-224-3121.

 

Here’s an FB post to share: Now’s the time to Legalize Hemp! Congress has recklessly oppressed this crop thats good for us and the planet we share! Hempseed is a very popular super-food with brain-supportive Omega-3s and a bunch of protein density – all essential nutrients. I’m all for protecting the Small businesses and helping innovative farmers connect with markets free from unjust federal oppression. Tell your US Rep and Senators to co-sponsor The Industrial Hemp Farming Act because Hemp is not a drug and should not be criminalized in federal law like it is today. Here’s our chance to restore the sacred civil-rights of all people, to pursue a non-violent, sustainable careers and a healthy agricultural way of life!! www.voteHemp.com/takeaction is the link to share to contact congress ASAP

 

 

More art and tools from activist partners Omega Fats Action Network:

Shareable memes from omega fats action: http://bit.ly/1y5rWkS

Pass Vegislation toolkit for planning a visibility action : http://bit.ly/1y4Sloc

Many ways to Act on Fats! Follow #ActOnFats @OmegaFatsAction

Letter to your Local Leaders with suggestions on demonstrating Leadership for Meatless Monday

Hello all hard-working City, County, House, and Senate contacts! I am so grateful to connect with you re: State response to toxic algae. Thank you for your attention to this matter. I wanted to follow up to let you know about simple ways elected leaders can get involved
We need the spirit of resource stewardship across political boundaries, Increasing reliance on plants, in place of animal foods, is a broad approach to prioritize health and energy-efficiency. It will give people confidence that we’re being thorough in addressing manure runoff & toxic algae.
We could all learn from this line in the Cleveland Meatless Monday Resolution: “WHEREAS, less water intensive, plant strong agriculture and eating habits support resiliency to climate change while limiting the likelihood of animal manure polluting our fresh water and causing algae blooms that create aquatic deadzones.”.
 For ways to help:
US House Rep Cardenas (D-CA) supports MM for water conservation and published an editorial:

http://www.dailynews.com/opinion/20141113/saving-water-with-our-forks-and-knives-tony-cxe1rdenas

He also wrote a dear colleague letter, and a letter to the house animal caucus.

http://cardenas.house.gov/sites/cardenas.house.gov/files/15-01-27%20Letter%20to%20Colleagues%20on%20Meatless%20Mondays.pdf

Any Actions like this would be so meaningful. And can someone get just one school district to start observing Meatless Monday? That would help by showing there’s leadership from multiple segments of society for doing what what we can. FYI School Boards did not write back when Sierra Club Sent out a letter recommending MM back in September/Oct.
The algae blooms are certainly a dire situation. A Modest conservation program like meatless monday is an honest good-will effort that many caring folks will be happy to see garnering support. There’s also “Factory Farm Free Friday” but you get the idea, it’s all about reducing environmental impact of large-scale feeding operations, in a totally reasonable/accessible way!
Food service providers can be referred to the Humane Society for free posters, cookbooks, and guidance for a smooth implementation. Dairy production contributes a lot of the manure runoff, so it’s important to stress Meatless Monday isnt a “cheese pizza day” but it’s an opportunity for veggies, grains, beans (some fiber, cleaner fats/less fat). You get the idea!!
Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help! I can surely help promote MM in your districts.
Attached is a talking points documents from Humane Society. Links to PDFs of Cleveland MM resolution are at:
Thank you so much for your time!! Let me know how things look! 🙂

Meatless Monday toolkit of action ideas that will actually matter!

Anyone can do these simple steps with our bodies, voices, and a little coordination broaching the subject!!

Line up key players in your area, get them primed to make supportive statements and encouraging menu-adjustments and changes to food services. Handing them our info in the compilation of supportive materials (includes Humane Society Implementation toolkits for Universities and hospitals)  tinyurl.com/kwhlxcw    Sample email to politicians: http://bit.ly/1bym5jF

Hop on twitter: RT @AGProgressOH targeted pressure campaign tweets for Less Killing and emissions.

Be SEEN!! Holding up signs in public places is not a waste of time. In fact its like spreading cheer and good will all over. People need reminders about making it a Meatless Monday. Getting OUTSIDE builds community and PARADING around your local business districts making noise and holding signs is enough to make an impression on local restaurants to take today to remember compassion. Do Visibility on a busy Street Corner and in front of key locations for hours to be noticed because we SEEK Resolution!

Hang up posters on bulletin boards and telephone poles (staple gun required): We developed this poster to confront manure runoff that threatens water quality. If you have your own designed, great, just make it snappy (the help MM can bring really wants to kick in for people!) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1inIroqksK0ARHCU9wobi8KTd5jYkdJjdH8RP5zcm7n0/edit?usp=sharing

Push for a City/County/State Resolution, here’s one easily adaptable! http://bit.ly/1JEs4i7 

Use your connections at Radio stations (college ones) to get a PSA such as ours written produced and delivered ASAP!  http://bit.ly/1CJyR8H

Disrupt Biz as usual at Walmart: Loud one: http://tinyurl.com/p43t49c

Walmart One minute speakout for the trapped animals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcNXki_5Sa0

Disrupt Biz as usual at the mall food courthttp://bit.ly/1FONnfu

Write a  Letter to the Editor: Base one off the news: We need veggie food to reduce emissions, reduce the overuse of antibiotics,  reduce manure runoff and toxic algae blooms, prevent heart attacks and reduce cancer rates and diabetes. Relate it to health environmental and animal news!

Start An online petition, Promote an online petition! Change.org and Moveon.org have them!

Sign this petition to USDA: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/usda-support-meatless?source=c.em&r_by=2134594

and this one for California Drought situation. https://www.change.org/p/don-t-let-california-department-of-water-resources-ignore-this-major-source-of-california-water-waste

Spread Sir Paul’s Video message to schools: http://bitly.com/1BkQ987

Get faith groups, and traditional health care institutions involved to vocalize support and participation through their networks. Meatless Monday nurtures a food culture that combats chronic illnesses and reduces pain inflicted on animals, let them know this is care and creation care. Share a meme off #LessKillingDays #meatlessMonday etc!

Meat Free ANYDAY resolution. PUSH to be passed by City Councils! Very mainstream

Better get downtown with this information: Cleveland’s MM resolution seen here —> http://bit.ly/1NqsoBa
Compassion Over Killing’s overview of how cities are observing MM —->  http://cok.net/camp/meatless-mondays/
Here’s a Meatless Monday Resolution that can be adapted for any city:
A resolution declaring that the City of XXX recognizes the benefits of a diet high in plant-based sources and encourages residents to participate in Meatless Monday to improve their health and the health of the planet.
 
   Whereas, “Meatless Monday” is a non-profit initiative associated with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health which encourages people to consume plant-based food alternatives other than animal-based products at least one day a week; and 
 
  Whereas, there is a strong body of scientific evidence indicating that legumes, seeds, nuts, whole grains, fruits and vegetables can reduce risks of cardiovascular disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes.
 
   Whereas, school districts in some of the nation’s largest cities, including Los Angeles, Houston, Philadelphia, and San Diego, have adopted Meatless Monday which encourages students to eat plant-based meals to combat the childhood obesity epidemic. 
 
   Whereas, livestock production emits a significant share of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere; and the United Nations recognizes that “Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems” and according to the United Nations, the world faces “severe, widespread and irreversible” effects of climate change unless it takes urgent action to limit global warming; and
   Whereas, plant-based agriculture and eating habits support resiliency to climate change while limiting the likelihood of animal manure polluting fresh water and causing toxic algae blooms; and
 
  Whereas, over ninety percent of animal-based foods come from factory farm style production where animals live in stressful confinement,  endure various forms of mutilation and suffer from unhealthy conditions resulting in the overuse of antibiotics; and
  Whereas, the overuse of antibiotics in animal factories is contributing to the significant public health concern of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Be it resolved by the Council of the City of XXX:
That this Council declares that the city of XXX  recognizes the benefits of a diet high in plant-based sources and encourages residents to participate in Meatless Monday to improve their health and the health of the planet.

Meatless Monday Invite to restaurants to expand protein source diversity.

Hi All ! (Restaurant XXX) Thank you so much for being open to fresh ideas, and ways to support dietary diversity with healthy sustainable menu items! I’m excited to work with you to solidify more leadership that will help stabilize key agricultural problems. I greatly appreciate your consideration for the idea of having meat free monday menu promotions!

Here’s a little background on the Meatless Monday (MM) initiative: Sir Paul McCartney’s video explains how its a modest feel-good thing. Its about making collective-impact and enjoying dietary-diversity, rather than suggesting individuals make drastic dietary changes. See his 8 minute message to schools here: http://bitly.com/1BkQ987
The Cleveland Meatless Monday resolution compels action with serious water-quality stewardship and conservation language. These sentiments could HELP protect water quality and public health in the State as well as spare animals from harm, with a totally reasonable way, Have a look at the PDFs of the resolution are up here 🙂
Doctors support your help on this: 

Cleveland Clinic Wellness Dr Roxanne Sukol insightful interview on why everyone needs healthy veggie meals, focused on fiber and real food: http://www.meatlessmonday.com/articles/cleveland-city-mayor-signs-meatless-monday-resolution/
Cleveland Clinic Wellness 20 minute Meatless Monday presentation with DR Patton, deals with positive health outcomes (heart disease, stroke, diabetes) and touches on emissions reducs!
A course of action I suggest, and hope you will consider, is for _______ to offer a Meatless Monday menu to patrons. Something like “and today’s Meatless Monday, Here’s our enticing vegetarian menu in addition to our regular menu”. It could be special!
Sustainable foodies would certainly come out to support A LOT. If you’ve ever considered something like this before, NOW IS Definitely the time!! 🙂
Promoting a bigger veg menu/special doesn’t stop anyone from ordering meats, but patrons could still get an enticing reminder that there’s delicious ways to participate in Meatless Monday – a global conservation program!
Obviously, ______ restaurant already has some sense of sustainable sourcing seriously. Doing something for MM is totally in-line with that, especially leading by example for other restaurants that aren’t sustainable at all. There’s A LOT of water pollution discharged from Meat processing facilities to consider, separate from the manure management woes at the farms themselves.
Please be in touch! LOVE you guys!!

Invite to “Pass the VEGislation” HEMP LEGALIZING Visibility/actions! Green jobs Rallies. Invite your activist network since this covers all territory – enviro-peaceful foodies UNITE w/ Cannabis fans!

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Speak out FOR HEMP in your city! Affirm a healthy farm future and Pass the Industrial Hemp Farming Act for our Nation! This blog is about staging a public demonstration, for info about legalizing by email/social media messaging see “LEGALIZE VIA EMAILS!” (http://bit.ly/1JjXLwy).

Even on your own, you can speak up about gaining sponsors for the Hemp farming act at community/organization meetings! Hemp farming may not be on the agenda until you bring it up!! Work up your excitement for a rally by SHARING Hemp “vegislative” alerts tagged at #ActOnfats, #SowtheSeed, and #Vegislation. Updates from VOTE HEMP (Votehemp.com), Hemp History Week, and Omega Fats Action (ActOnFats.com) all are great.

Also RE-TWEET @AgProgressOH strategic messaging initiatives!

Now onto the Creative ideas for public demonstrations to support Hemp farming rights, heart-healthy vegan protein, brain-supportive Omega-3s from HEMP to stop overfishing, because we want green-jobs and diversified crops in the world we need to create! We need a MARCH and at least a visibility action to let your neighbors know we want Hemp back! For Wellness in the recovery and a climate resilience, energy efficient, water quality preserving NON-GMO way. It’s vegan, its Kosher. Hemp is an asset. How about ORGANIC even? Plan to get the word out in your area with our set of Action proposals!!

Ready to take the lead and plan your own DEMO to Legalize HEMP?  When scouting a Perfect location, you have to balance taking the message directly to decision makers vs heavily trafficed areas to generate lots of buzz in busy downtowns. It’s worth taking the few hours to get friends riled up to do something to show we want our neighbors to care about this too and Get the message out! The irksome injustices must be overturned, there must be accountability for the resource mismanagement. Healthy non-drug Hemp remains oppressed in federal law, to the detriment of the environment, animals that are locked up when more of our protein could be comin in this non-violent healthy way. Open up to the possibilities, for our health, that people are even doing SOMETHING for nutritional awareness and ag liberty is fantastic. Hemp is in our collective Heritage and should be in our future too.  Share your ideas and organize a truly special demonstration event to propel LEGALIZATION!

What message is needed in the streets? LEGALIZE HEMP NOW! HEMP HELPS, It’s Cruelty-free!  Farming Rights & super seeds in the countryside!  Pass the VEGislation! BRAINFOOD FARMING RIGHTS NOW, Omega-3s for Mental Health healing! People are Hungry, Legalize growing HEMPSEED in USA! “Take Action @ VOTEHEMP.COM,  Vegan/Non-violent  Farming NOW!   Restore Traditional land uses! Hemp for Protein on a salad! Hempseed Oil for Omega-3s to STOP OVERFISHING, Save our Seas, Legalize for Omega-3s! Legalize HEMP for Crop Diversity! Try VEG for water quality stewardship! REDUCE livestock emissions round-up, and antibiotic overuse! Hempsters have been oppressed and marginalized and WE WONT WAIT ANY LONGER! LEGALIZE it for Less toxic agriculture, more nutritional wellness! We’re doing everyone a favor with these essential nutrients, re-planting hemp in place of cancer-causing tobacco. 🙂

Let the Public and Media know! Let your local media know about your coalition! Upload pictures as evidence of the active efforts to restore Hemp! HASHTAG #Vegislation Let the public see that pro-hemp, pro-sustainability message means getting active for our own survival.

Core community to get this together: Who knows about Hemp? Because they’ll be for it! Teens into your forties are likely allies. Find your clusters of coolness – Vegetarians, environmentalists, non-gmo/anti-monsanto friends of bees, innovative farmers, sustainable growers. And what about referencing health stats? Nursing moms need more Omega-3s. Low-allergen and gluten sensitive families devour hemp seeds. Our neighbors with PTSD, Depression, and ADHD could use these clean sources of omega-3!

Cannabis fans and HIPPIES, here’s your chance play leadership roles and score humanity OUT of agricultural calamity. Start inviting everyone to be part of this, as you can start sharing memes on groups and create your own meetup

CHEERs for Hemp’s RETURN should Bridge divides in understanding, eliminate stigma around drug testing and confusion with pot.  “Bring Hemp Back!” “What do we want, our Farming rights!!” “What do we want? traditional land uses restored!” can be part of the green jobs rally cry at colleges. People Are hungry – LEGALIZE! Believe in the spirit of innovation! Hemp in the economic re-development benefits us all! Hemp provides me with my building blocks, EFAs & Amino Acid chains! Fields of LOVE! Don’t Back down. We need ANSWERS and accountability. NO MORE FENCE SITTING. 

Make your demo completely amazing. Make T-shirts, buttons, Balloons. Sign up as an OFAN volunteer to get ready to receive stickers, banners, and postcards (http://tinyurl.com/l7w7zje). We need rambunctious behavior. Whatever your scene, if you smoke weed or not, or you dig hemp power smoothies, RISE-UP to Reclaim what’s ours!

Also make at least some signs MAINSTREAM AS FUCK to get maximum “Look it’s a demo for something super mainstream”. Like “Grow our own food”. 

SITE and TIME for your DEMO: Get it in before it gets dark, during rush hour. You can stay put or Make it like a fun tour, hitting up business districts during dinner and happy hour. Speak out to demand change and get noticed. Break the monotony of business! Be Law abiding but be loud, please. The busiest intersections are great for visibility. We want to influence the senators by demonstrating at their offices, and at hospitals and blood plasma centers (because the omega-3 issue has so much to do with health and our blood). Are there specific landmarks you feel intersect with this agricultural issue? Go there! Its a balance between getting seen and getting high-priority decision-making-entities/individuals to feel the pressure. Since this is a Federal Law reform campaign, Demo at congressional offices, bureaucratic offices, Capitol Buildings, Depts of Natural Resources, Agriculture, or Justice Centers to demand accountability. DO something with others affected by cannabis legislation, bring medical marijuana advocates to demo at the hospitals to show we want everyone’s issues fully addressed. CVS is the subject of a pressure campaign to stop overfishing for Omega-3s. There’s a great venue there (since CVS is everywhere) to bring attention to the need to grow more Omega-3s. (CVS Petition Here: http://bit.ly/1JdGvdg

Get the Word out: Start an event on social media! Drop a line to friends you know despise hemp prohibition. Tell everyone it’s time to resolve the issue in public. Make your own group to facilitate future events! Send emails, get on the radio, send text messages, click invite on the facebook event! Find allied communities in FB groups and independent stores. Think of religious groups and be inclusive!

Use imagery in signs, banners and posts: Make it appropriate, we’re healing our bodies (nutrition and CBD cannabinoid medicines) and our planet. Make it feel warm whatever era you connect with. Use the peace dove flying, rainbows, cannabis leaves. Let your spirit explode with expression in awe of botanical wonderment! More Tactics to be prepared to employ: 1) Bring fliers. Can you spring for a bullhorn? Throw a “Hemp for Vegislative Victory” party, dance party, benefit concert 4)Chants, cheers, songs! 5) Balloons and costumes 6) Take a Drug war rant to particular office building landmark and be heard. We have every right to be PISSED.  Connect with the general public: We are appealing to politicians to pass the bill, but also nurture that sense of understanding in your community! Get noisy It’s time for everyone to take a position and co-sponsor the Industrial Hemp Farming Act. No more Fence sitting!! Big Thanks to Omega Fats Action Network http://www.ActOnFats.com #ActOnFats for creating these memes.

For MORE Actions ideas from OFAN, see the extensive ways to help specifically with #FattyAcidBalance in mind http://www.actonfats.com/#!take-action/c39c 

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