As Congress develops urgently needed additional legislation to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, on behalf of the California communities that we serve, we urge legislators to do much more to ensure that healthy, safe and affordable food is available to all, and to minimize the challenges facing farmers, food workers and farmworkers who are risking their own health to keep our food system going
On March 13, 2020, the Executive Office of the President declared a national emergency, finding and proclaiming that “the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States constitutes a national emergency, beginning March 1, 2020.” Despite the ongoing crisis of lethal proportion, USACE seems to be conducting business as usual.
On behalf of our millions of members and supporters across the country, we are writing to urge you to prioritize family-scale producers and local and regional food systems in Congress’ efforts to provide relief for those affected by the COVID-19 virus.
On behalf of our millions of members and activists nationwide, we write to you with deep concerns about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act released by Leader McConnell. This legislation is a monumental failure of conscience and leadership during a moment of national crisis. As organizations and communities committed to social, economic, and environmental justice, we urge you to improve it immediately.