“Eat In” Update

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:

http://www.slowfoodusa.org/index.php/campaign/time_for_lunch

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 info@slowfoodseattle.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.

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Slow Food is a member-supported educational organization that envisions a food system based on the principles of quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice – in essence, a food system that is good, clean, and fair.

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