Stop the Ag Gag Bill,Protect the Public’s Right to Know
When: Mark your calendars for Thursday night, April 11th from 7-9 p.m. for a timely panel discussion focused on protecting the public’s right to know how our food is produced and to ensure that abusive,in-humane practices at factory farms and other industries are not hidden from the public.
Who:Panelists will include representatives from the Hoosier State Press Association,Indiana Chapter of the Humane Society of the United States,Indiana State AFL-CIO,and Citizens Action Coalition Education Fund.
Where: Epworth United Methodist Church,located at 6450 Allisonville Rd. Indianapolis,North East side (Enter through rear of church in fellowship hall.)
What: Short documentary on abuses at factory farms that threaten the safety of our food supply.
Following the video there will be a panel discussion on Senate Bill 373, legislation now being considered by the Indiana General Assembly which would threaten our 1st amendment free speech rights,worker safety,as well as the humane treatment of animals and protection of the environment. The bill would make it a crime for a private citizen or worker to expose unethical,in-humane and unsafe practices at factory farms or other industrial facilities to the media and public.
Take Action Now…
Contact your State Representative today and urge them to vote no on Senate Bill 373 which passed the State Senate 30-20 last month and is now being considered by the House.
You can contact your Representative at:
Indiana House of Representatives,
200 West Washington St,Indianapolis,IN 46204-2786
To find your legislator visit:http://district.iga.in.gov/DistrictLookup/
Sponsored and organized by the Citizens Action Coalition Education Fund - Downstream Project which works to educate Hoosiers about the negative impact of factory farms and to build a strong statewide coalition of consumers,food producers,food business owners and others who will work together to strengthen state regulation of industrial agriculture and promote policies that embrace a sustainable food system.
For more information contact Dave Menzer at [email protected] or call 1-317-727-8467