You can vote against NAIS today!

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  1. caballoviejo

    caballoviejo Well-Known Member

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    Cross-posted from Poultry forum

    If you are against NAIS now is your chance.

    The agriculture appropriations bill is expected to be voted on the House
    floor this week. Congressman Ron Paul has introduced an amendment to block
    funding for the National Animal Identification System. The amendment will
    probably be voted on late Wednesday afternoon or evening.

    This is a great opportunity to stop NAIS. If the funding is cut off, then
    the USDA cannot continue to give grants to state agencies to promote and
    implement the program!

    Please call your Congressman today! We do not have much time to rally
    support for Ron Paul's amendment, so it is critical that everyone take
    action without delay.

    The Capitol Switchboard number (202) 225-3121. If you don't know who to
    call, go to
    <http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/>http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/
    and enter your zip code in the box on the left-hand side of the
    screen. Your official's contact information will be provided.

    Ask him/her to vote for Ron Paul's Amendment to HR 5384 to block funding
    for NAIS because (choose a couple of reasons you think most appropriate, or

    Here are some added talking points :

    1. NAIS will be too costly and burdensome for farmers and ranchers.

    2. NAIS invades the privacy of every American who owns even one livestock
    animal, whether a horse, pet pot-bellied pig, chicken, cow, goat, sheep, etc.

    3. NAIS will not protect us against disease or bioterrorism because (a) it
    does not address the causes of disease; (b) it does not address how
    diseases are transmitted; (c) we already have sufficient means of tracking
    diseases and controlling outbreaks; and (d) the recommended technology (ISO
    radiotags) can be easily reprogrammed, so that it is ineffective against
    intentional introductions of disease.

    4. NAIS will greatly expand the government bureaucracy, at the cost of
    individuals' rights and the free market.

    5. NAIS will raise the cost of food, while not providing any additional
    food safety.

    6. NAIS has been developed by the USDA without Congressional hearings or
    debate, and without any real involvement of the tens of thousands of
    individuals who will be affected.
     
  2. terri46355

    terri46355 Well-Known Member

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  3. Sherrynboo

    Sherrynboo Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Done! Thanks for posting the info!
     
  4. hanlonfive

    hanlonfive seeker of knowledge

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    I'll be making the calls tomorrow morning for sure! Thanks for posting this!

    Kelli
     
  5. Columbia,SC.

    Columbia,SC. Thats MR. Redneck to you

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    I sent my NO-NO vote, thanks!
     
  6. DenverGirlie

    DenverGirlie Well-Known Member

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    I can't call yet, still to early but I did just fax my congresswoman at both her local and D.C. office
     
  7. ladycat

    ladycat Chicken Mafioso Staff Member

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    UPDATE:

    Ron Paul's amendment to block funding for NAIS is now scheduled for a vote on Thursday afternoon, rather than Wednesday. This gives us more time to call our Congressmen to gain support for the amendment. Please call today!

    The Capitol Switchboard number (202) 225-3121. If you don't know who to call, go to http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/ and enter your zip code in the box on the left-hand side of the screen. Your official's contact information will be provided.

    Ask him/her to vote for Ron Paul's Amendment to HR 5384 to block funding for NAIS. We do not have a separate number for the amendment, you simply identify it as "Ron Paul's amendment to HR 5384"

    Below are some talking points to choose from (or use your own):

    1. NAIS will be too costly and burdensome for farmers and ranchers.

    2. NAIS invades the privacy of every American who owns even one livestock animal, whether a horse, pet pot-bellied pig, chicken, cow, goat, sheep, etc.

    3. NAIS will not protect us against disease or bioterrorism because (a) it does not address the causes of disease; (b) it does not address how diseases are transmitted; (c) we already have sufficient means of tracking diseases and controlling outbreaks; and (d) the recommended technology (ISO radiotags) can be easily reprogrammed,
    so that it is ineffective against intentional introductions of disease.

    4. NAIS will greatly expand the government bureaucracy, at the cost of individuals' rights and the free market.

    5. NAIS will raise the cost of food, while not providing any additional food safety.

    6. NAIS has been developed by the USDA without Congressional hearings or debate, and without any real involvement of the tens of thousands of individuals who will be affected.

    Please call now. And forward this alert to all of your contacts, so that we can create the support we need for Congressman Paul's amendment!
     
  8. jnap31

    jnap31 garden guy

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    will calling thursday morning be to late? I can't now as I am away from Bondsteel and have to work till midnight. Tomorrow is my day off and I can call then if you think it is not to late.
     
  9. cwgrl23

    cwgrl23 Chief Vegtable Grower :) Supporter

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    I emailed my reps
     
  10. spam4einstein

    spam4einstein Well-Known Member

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    I called. They laughed and said thank your for not calling about immigration. I thought that was pretty funny.
     
  11. ladycat

    ladycat Chicken Mafioso Staff Member

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    UPDATE

    Thanks to those who have called their Congressmen this week to
    support Congressman Ron Paul's amendment! We have heard that many
    Congressmen are sitting up and taking notice of this issue.

    The vote on Ron Paul's amendment to the Agriculture Appropriation
    Bill (H.R.5384) was delayed. It is now scheduled for Monday or
    Tuesday, May 22 or 23. Whatever the outcome of the vote, FARFA will
    report back so that you know where your Congressman stands on this
    issue.

    Please continue to contact your representatives and urge them to
    support the Paul Amendment, and block all funding for the National
    Animal Identification System. And please continue to spread the
    word to everyone you know.

    Here, again, are some of the reasons you may wish to use:

    1. NAIS will be too costly and burdensome for farmers and ranchers.

    2. NAIS invades the privacy of every American who owns even one
    livestock animal, whether a horse, pet pot-bellied pig, chicken,
    cow, goat, sheep, etc.

    3. NAIS will not protect us against disease or bioterrorism because
    (a) it does not address the causes of disease; (b) it does not
    address how diseases are transmitted; (c) we already have sufficient
    means of tracking diseases and controlling outbreaks; and (d) the
    recommended technology (ISO radiotags) can be easily reprogrammed,
    so that it is ineffective against intentional introductions of
    disease.

    4. NAIS will greatly expand the government bureaucracy, at the cost
    of individuals' rights and the free market.

    5. NAIS will raise the cost of food, while not providing any
    additional food safety.

    6. NAIS has been developed by the USDA without Congressional
    hearings or debate, and without any real involvement of the tens of
    thousands of individuals who will be affected.

    The Capitol Switchboard number (202) 225-3121. If you don't know
    who to call, go to http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/ and
    enter your zip code in the box on the left-hand side of the screen.
    Your official's contact information will be provided.
     
  12. jnap31

    jnap31 garden guy

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