Green Shadow Cabinet: This Week: Farm Bill, Obama Appointments, Operation Green Jobs

The following statements and notices of the Green Shadow Cabinet are available online here. They may be republished with attribution and a link back to their original web locations.
Statements and Notices of the Green Shadow Cabinet of the United States
                                         ~ Week of May 5, 2013 ~
JILL STEIN: Obama betrays country by appointing big corporate donors to important offices

(Tuesday, May 7, 2013) In the last week, President Obama announced three critical appointments tarnished by banking scandals, bailouts, lobbying and bundling.  Penny Pritzker, a billionaire heiress embroiled in banking failure and labor abuse, was named to head Commerce. Michael Froman, a managing director at Citigroup during its collapse and bailout, was appointed to take on the job of U.S. Trade Representative. And Tom Wheeler, venture capitalist and former communications-industry lobbyist, has been named to chair the Federal Communications Industry.

DUNLEA: Farm Bill needs to embrace a just, fair and green food system

(Thursday, May 9, 2013) Today, Congress resumes its efforts to reauthorize the federal Farm Bill, one of the most complex and comprehensive pieces of federal legislation. The Farm and Food Bill is Congress’ blueprint for our food system. Certainly many of the core problems with our food system originate outside the Farm Bill, such as the dominance of agribusiness and the increasing international treatment of food as just another commodity to exploit for profit.  But the Farm Bill can address problems such as hunger, unhealthy food choices, inadequate income for farmers and food workers, water pollution and climate change. It can help correct the history of racial, ethnic and gender injustice in agriculture.

Operation Green Jobs – Join Cheri Honkala in the March on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

(May 18-24, 2013, March from Philadelphia to Washington D.C.) What are the most dire issues we face? If you’re like most Americans, you’d probably say the climate crisis and the jobs crisis. So why is Washington so obsessed with budget cuts and fossil fuels? Don’t ask members of Congress who have been purchased by corporate lobbyists, ask the ones with the receipts: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce. We’re leading a march of the long-term unemployed from Philadelphia, PA to Washington, DC directly to the Chamber’s front door.

 
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