June 27, 2006
Thank you to everyone who called and wrote their Senators, asking them to stop funding NAIS! The Senate Agriculture Appropriations subcommittee voted unanimously to ask the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review NAIS. We will monitor what comes out of the GAO and keep you informed when the issue returns to the Senate.
This will probably be a long and challenging struggle, but the
subcommittee's vote shows that we are making progress. We encourage everyone to continue their efforts to inform others about NAIS, both the public and your elected officials. Visit the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance citizens action center at
http://www.farmandranchfreedom.org/action.html for tools to help you take action at the local, state, and federal levels.
You may also want to read articles on NAIS at http://www.farmandranchfreedom.org/archives.html to
become more informed and be able to counter the government's and industry's pro-NAIS arguments.
Working together, we can make our voices heard!
marina phillips wrote:
I don't think a democracy can operate effectively if the elected body is giving the public manipulated information, for the sole purpose of shoring up large corporate profits. That's the main reason why I believe that this will probably eventually become the next great civil rights struggle. Of course I hope it doesn't come to that, but I just don't have any faith in the integrity of our governing officials.