MICHAEL POLLAN for U.S. SECRETARY OF
Pollan appointed United States
Secretary of Agriculture
Through our U.S. Representatives and
Representative and two Senators.
Ask for the Agriculture Aide. Speak
to the Aide (leave a message if you
have to) and say:
"My name is _____ and I live in your
district. I want to see Michael
Pollan appointed Secretary of
Agriculture. I respectfully request
[Senator_____] contact Mr. Obama and
ask him to appoint Michael Pollan
Secretary of Agriculture. Pollan's
unique understanding of Agriculture
makes him the best choice for
Secretary. In his open letter to
the next "Farmer in Chief,"
published in the New York Times
magazine (on October 12), Mr. Pollan
shows his understanding of the deep
connections between farming and
health, our economy, our environment
and our national security.
I will be extremely dissatisfied if
Mr. Obama appoints anyone other than
Mr. Pollan as Secretary of
Thank you for speaking with me.
follow up your phone call with a
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huge bi-partisan movement of support
to appoint Pollan for Secretary has
been gaining momentum, with almost
8000 signatures on the petition so
far (sign the
search on Pollan + Secretary yields
Why do we want
Michael Pollan as Secretary of
Agriculture? Pollan, in his
best-selling books "Omnivore's
Dilemma" and "In Defense of Food,"
in his open letter to Obama--the
next "Farmer in Chief,"
many other writings and in his life,
has lifted the rock on the
agricultural-industrial system. He
knows the danger to our farms,
health, economy and environment from
massively subsidized factory farming
and GMO corn. He knows that the
solution is transparency,
ecologically sound farming, local
food production, support for
heritage family farms and access to
the real food our farms produce. He
can make a change.
Elect Obama says that he is for
change. Let us make sure it
legislators influence Cabinet
appointments and through them we can
reach President Elect Obama.
your legislators TODAY.
Yours for food freedom,
Deborah Stockton, Editor
Virginia Independent Consumers
and Farmers Association
Our purpose is to promote and
preserve unregulated direct
that fosters availability of
locally grown or home-produced