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“In my purse I carry ….. the U.S. Constitution”

“In my purse I carry ….. the U.S. Constitution” Updating an Outdated Document:   Focus group results on a national Book Club to read the U.S. Constitution (and propose amendments) Published February 18, 2015 In October 2014, I was invited to present my national book club idea at a non-political networking event.  Idea Potluck in Chicago is […]

A RESOLUTION ON FOOD, FARMS, AND DEMOCRACY

A Resolution on Food, Farms, and Democracy Posted November 11, 2014 Presented at the Congress to Address the First Woman’s Rights Convention Chicago, IL: March 2014 Earlier this year, I was honored and excited to be included in the culmination of year-long event to update the document produced by the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention. The […]

Putting the DEMOCRACY into Food-and-Farm Democracy: A Food-and-Farm Bill for and by All Americans

Putting the DEMOCRACY into Food-and-Farm Democracy:  A Food-and-Farm Bill for and by All Americans (posted to food-and-farm list-servs on Nov. 11, 2013) To:  Jasia Steinmetz, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point COMFOOD list-serv cc:  Frances Moore Lappe, Small Planet Institute Women, Food, and Agriculture Network (national organization based in Ames, Iowa) Food Policy Network (national forum based […]

What to ask legislators?? ADM asking State of Illinois for $$$ to relocate in Illinois

What to ask legislators??   ADM asking State of Illinois for $$$ to relocate in Illinois October 8, 2013  (posted to food-and-farm list-servs on Oct. 4, 2013) To: Advocates for Urban Agriculture (Greater Chicago) Illinois Local Food and Farms Coalition  (Illinois) Good Greens  (USDA FNS Midwest Office – serving 6 states:  OH, MI, IN, IL, WI, […]

New Chicago Plan? Response to Chicago Tribune Challenge: Include food system, women’s leadership, power-sharing

October 8, 2013 To: Advocates for Urban Agriculture (Greater Chicago) Illinois Local Food and Farms Coalition (Illinois) Good Greens (USDA FNS Midwest Office – serving 6 states: OH, MI, IN, IL, WI, MN) Illinois Farmers Market Assn. (serving all 300+ Illinois markets) Women, Food, and Agriculture Network (national organization based in Ames, Iowa) cc: Lake […]

Election results for FOOD Candidates — Good News

Food Vote 2012: National U.S. Survey Survey of “community food and farm” leaders and other U.S. residents Aug. 14 – Nov. 6, 2012 Congratulations to both FOOD candidates identified and vetted through this survey. Both incumbent Congressman Earl Blumenauer (Oregon) and first-time Congressional candidate Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii) won their elections by wide margins. See below […]