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Advocacy Toolkit: Resources for Taking Action

Current Action Alerts

Help protect Ohio farmland from pipeline development by contacting the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today!

Participate in a national week of action to support the fair and transparent labeling of GE food!

Call your Representative and ask them to oppose the Deny Americans the Right to Know Act (H.R. 4432) and support the Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act (H.R. 1699)

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

OEFFA Farm Policy Matters News Bulletin Archives

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OEFFA Resources

12 Reasons to Buy Local and Organic Factsheet
Farms=Food: A Guide to OEFFA’s Online Resources
Understanding Organic: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Factsheet
Letter to the Editor Writing Guide
Making Your Voice Heard: How to Meet with Your Legislator and Advocate for the Issues You Care About

Genetically Engineered Food Resources

Genetically Engineered Foods: Impacts on Farmers Factsheet
Genetically Engineered Foods: Environmental Implications Factsheet
Ten Dangers of Genetically Engineered Foods Factsheet
Five Ways to Avoid Genetically Engineered Foods Factsheet
Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Petition Toolkit
Guide for Writing a Letter to Your Local Grocer

Farm Bill Resources

Farm Policy Matters: Passing a Sustainable Farm Bill Factsheet

Fracking Resources

Fracking and Farmland Factsheet
Fracking Petition—Collect and mail signatures to: OEFFA Policy Coordinator, 41 Croswell Rd., Columbus, OH 43214
Fracking Story Collection Toolkit

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.

Investment Fund
OEFFA Policy
Growers Resources
Apprentice Program