Advocacy Toolkit: Resources for Taking Action
Current Action Alerts
Contact your U.S. Representative and tell them to pass a sustainable Farm Bill
Sign the petition for an equitable and sustainable Farm Bill this year
Send a letter to Governor Kasich and your State Representative and tell them to pass stronger regulations on the fracking industry
Sign a petition to President Obama and the Food and Drug Administration calling for labeling of genetically engineered food
Farm Bill Resources
Fracking Petition—Collect and mail signatures to: OEFFA Policy Coordinator, 41 Croswell Rd., Columbus, OH 43214
Other Online Resources
USA.gov—Find contact information for your U.S. Senators and Representatives using your zip code.
Ohio General Assembly—The Ohio General Assembly’s website allows users to find their legislator and to find and track bills by bill number, sponsor, or keyword.
The Ohio Environmental Council—The OEC offers an online advocacy toolkit which includes information about lobbying, writing and calling lawmakers, setting up lobby visits, writing Letters to the Editor, writing Op-Eds, and how to prepare and give testimony. They also organize a yearly Environmental Lobby Day.
The Ohio Channel—Watch live and archived Ohio Supreme Court and Ohio General Assembly video coverage.
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition—NSAC offers an online advocacy toolkit which includes information about visiting, calling, and writing your member of Congress, writing effective Op-Eds, and an overview of the federal legislative process.
The League of Conservation Voters—LCV compiles a yearly environmental scorecard ranking Congress based on their votes on key environmental bills.
Congressional Agriculture Scorecard—This food policy scorecard provides voters with information on how members of Congress voted on key agricultural bills and amendments.
Sustainable Table—Sustainable Table’s website contains hand outs and questions to ask grocery stores and restaurants, and ideas and materials for promoting sustainable food through blogs, social networking sites, stickers, fliers, posters, and more. They also offer several presentation kits on such topics as sustainable food and factory farms, which include ready-made speeches, table materials, hand outs, and more.
Ohio Legislative Guidebook—The Ohio Legislative Service Commission has compiled an in-depth summary the Ohio lawmaking process and information about state government.