What: 2020 Stop Factory Farms Lobby Day
When: Thursday, January 23, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Wallace Building Auditorium, 502 E. 9th Street, Des Moines (Across the street from the Iowa State Capitol - 1007 E. Grand Avenue, Des Moines)
Factory farms are a threat to Iowans. We get the pollution, our farmers get the risk, and our quality of life takes a dive—all while corporate ag rakes in massive profits.
With an average of 500 additional factory farms being built in Iowa each year, we need to act fast to protect our environment, our communities and our climate.
Iowa’s status as the top pork producer—and the first state to vote in the presidential primaries— used to mean presidential candidates avoided saying anything that might offend pig farmers.
But not this election.
With the latest survey showing that 63 percent of Iowans support a factory farm moratorium, Democratic presidential contenders, including Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) have signed the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement’s letter calling for a moratorium on new and expanded factory farms in Iowa.
State lawmakers listen when their constituents show up in numbers. Let’s turn out in force on January 23 to stand up for clean water, clean air, public health, and environmental justice.
Hope to see you there!