Nancy Creamer, director for the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, sent out this message over the local food listserv today.
Dean Johnny Wynne, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NCSU, is asking that you contact the legislators in your voting districts with the below message regarding the state budget, and to take the following actions: “I am a supporter of local foods and the state-wide initiative to increasing local foods consumption in the state. Local foods play a key role in providing nutritious, safe and healthy foods to consumers; supporting the economy and protecting the environment. I ask that you minimize reductions of the NCSU Agricultural Program that supports our valuable agricultural research and extension programs”
Dean Wynne is requesting that our supporters take the following action:
- Identify members in the NC General Assembly from your voting district, both in the House and Senate. You may use the following web link to access contact information for all members of the NC General Assembly: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/
- Prepare hand-written letters (avoid email or appearance of form letters) to your members of the NC House of Representatives and Senate if possible.
- Prepare talking points to use in a personal telephone call to your members of the General Assembly and make the calls, and finally,
- Go to the following URL to access a simple survey to indicate to us that you made contact with your members of the General Assembly with your message: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G9ZWTTS. Results of this survey will help us determine the effectiveness of our advocacy efforts and where we may need to increase our efforts.
Labels: budget cuts, extension, NCSU, research