Step up and be counted! As of July 16, there were 157 Eat-Ins in 43 states signed up for the National Day of Action on Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2009, and new organizers are joining everyday.
Slow Food members and friends are organizing a National Eat-In for Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2009. On that day, people across America will gather with their neighbors for public potlucks that send our nation’s leaders a clear message: It’s time to provide our children with real food at school.
Visit this link to get started:
The Slow Food USA campaign web site will guide you through the process, and our campaign team is here to provide support. We’ll give you everything you need to get involved, starting today.
Please be sure to communicate with Slow Food Seattle leadership at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you need help promoting your event. If nothing else, please tell us about your plans. We want Seattle to come to the table on this one!
Last week, the chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee announced that Congress is extending its deadline for reauthorizing the Child Nutrition Act. Leaders in the House and the Senate both say the bill is a top priority but given the current focus on energy and health care, the committees won’t begin marking up the bill until October or November.
Next week, Slow Food USA will be sending all members a guide to inviting legislators and a sample letter to send them, along with more specifics around the communications and publicity efforts leading up to and beyond the National Day of Action.
Slow Food Seattle cordially invites members to write and submit story ideas, personal anecdotes, food-related content and full articles on behalf of our local chapter. Chosen submissions will be included on the KPLU Buy Local website.
In regards to content – Slow Food Seattle would like to use this platform to educate the public using our local and national mission as a guide for all submissions (see below). Otherwise, writers have free rein. Ideas may include:
．Local, good, clean and fair food/beverage production
．Profiles of food personalities, entrepreneurs or features on like-minded non-profit groups that demonstrate Slow and Local by example
．Local manifestations of Slow Food USA programs
．Local food values or rights work
All submissions will be subject to review – as long as it stays within the guidelines of public radio – no calls to action, or use of comparative words such as largest, best, oldest if it sounds like something heard on a commercial station –it probably doesn’t belong on a public radio station.
Slow Food Seattle is the first organization that has offered to contribute regular content for KPLU so we’re open to ideas on how we can optimize our participation to help educate and inspire our local community about good, clean and fair food for all.
Please direct questions and submit ideas directly to co-chair Lucy Norris at email@example.com. This is a purely volunteer assignment. No compensation is being offered for this effort but this is a fine opportunity for members to share their voices and represent Slow Food at the same time.
Thanks in advance! We are excited to engage our members to strengthen the local food community in this way. So far we’ve submitted articles ranging from Community Supported Agriculture to Washington’s sustainable seafood.For more information: www.kplu.org/buylocal