Hazon - Farm Bill 2012 Interaction

Farm Bill 2012 Interaction

In the spring of 2012, Hazon and six other national Jewish groups delivered a petition with nearly 18,000 signatures to House Leadership and the Obama Administration demanding a focus on food justice in the next Farm Bill. The signatures represent a Jewish communal voice advocating for a better food system and have been collected since October 2011 by the Jewish Farm Bill Working Group, which consists of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL), Hazon, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), the Green Zionist Alliance, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) and the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ).

The Hazon Cross-USA Ride 2012 ends in Washington, D.C., this August, where the participants will present a similar petition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture that also fights for food justice in the next farm bill.

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