URGENT ACTION ALERT - All hands on deck to save the Right to Farm

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Lawmakers in Richmond are caving to the pressures of the Virginia Farm Bureau, VACo, and Fauquier County Supervisors. VFB said the Boneta Bill, HB1430, should have been discussed with them before it was introduced.

 

Since when did they become the decision-makers on what rights will be protected?

 

At the request of Matt Lohr, Virginia's Commissioner of Agriculture, Delegates Robert Orrock and Daniel Marshall moved to add a re-enactment clause to HB1430.

 

What this means is if the bill passes and is signed by the Governor in this session, it must also pass and be signed into law in the 2014 session before it takes effect.

 

Delegate Orrock explained to the room packed with supporters of the bill that this issue is so important they "need the extra time to be sure to get it right". How much better can it be for bureaucrats and special interests than to have more time to strategize how they will hold on to their power?

 

If only lawmakers would take such care in passing laws that violate our rights!

 

Please call Delegate Robert Orrock at (804) 698-1054 and Delegate Daniel Marshall at (804) 698-1014 and tell them to replace the re-enactment clause with an enactment clause that would make the bill effective July 1, 2013.

 

Let's flood them with calls like nothing they have ever experienced before!

 

Tell them farmers have been stepped on long enough by corporate special interests and over-reaching local ordinances. Waiting another year will mean less profits for farmers and more farms will fail.

 

Tell them to stop caving to the pressures of the VFB, VACo and Fauquier County bullies.

 

Please call Delegate Orrock at (804) 698-1054 and Delegate Marshall at (804) 698-1014 today!

 

Then contact your representative in the House and urge them to support replacing the re-enactment clause with an enactment clause to become effective July 1, 2013 when this bill comes to the House floor.

 

This re-enactment clause cannot stand! The rights of farmers to sell their produce and other agricultural goods can not wait another year and must be protected now!

 

Let's flood them with calls like nothing they have ever experienced before!

 

Yours in liberty,

Donna Holt

Executive Director

Virginia Campaign for Liberty

 

P.S. Farmers have been stepped on long enough by corporate special interests and over-reaching local ordinances. Waiting another year will mean less profits for farmers and more farms will fail.

 

Please call Delegate Robert Orrock at (804) 698-1054, Delegate Daniel Marshall at (804) 698-1014 as well as your representative in the House and tell them to replace the re-enactment clause with an enactment clause that would make the bill effective July 1, 2013. Let's flood them with calls like nothing they have ever experienced before!

 

This is the single most important bill we have on our agenda this session. We are up against some very powerful bureaucrats and special interest groups and the battle is getting costly.

 

Please consider chipping in whatever you can afford to help us stay on the frontlines on this issue.