Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
I have just received this Call to Action from Margo McIntosh, Weston A Price Foundation leader for Wilmot, Wellesley and Wellington, ON. If you would like to sign the petition, we will have a copy at GO BOX Storage. Please come in person to sign the petition if you would like to see raw milk legalized in Canada.
Your help is needed to support the efforts of a new working group of raw milk consumers across Canada. We are the Canadian Consumer Raw Milk Advocacy Group and our website is www.rawmilkconsumer.ca.
ACTION TO TAKE
We have a petition that will be presented in the House of Commons in the fall of 2012. You can help by circulating this petition through social media, in your health food stores, to your contact lists and through your chapter members. You can also collect signatures for us at health shows, farmers markets, etc. Any way that you can help will be appreciated. Even if all that is on your petition is your signature, we want you to mail it! The petition must be hand signed and the originals presented to the House in order for it to be taken seriously. The petition link is on the front page of the website.
We are working on an education package for Members of Parliament both Federal and Provincial. A photocopy of the petition signatures will be part of that package.
It is imperative that we collect a significant number of signatures for this endeavor and we are counting on WAPF Chapter Leaders and members to help us make a difference in Canada. Working together as a countrywide effort instead of little pockets of well intentioned people will bring better results.
This effort is not limited to the collection of petition signatures. Our information package will be sent electronically to every MPP and MP in the country. For this we are recruiting people from each province to help us with both the distribution and the follow-up after a few weeks. This will all happen in the fall. We will be need at least one person in every province to coordinate the efforts for their province with our help. My hope is that one WAPF Chapter from each province will take this on as a project, work together and help to make change happen. If your chapter wants to do this please have someone designated to join our working group so that you are kept in the know. If you are interested in this please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and I will put you on a list to be kept informed.
For the Quebec Chapter Leaders and members, I was contacted by Bobby Gregoire from Slow Food Montreal. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bobby helped me when we were organizing the rallies across the country for Michael Schmidt last November. His group is taking volunteers to do what sounds like exactly the same thing our group is doing and we will be collaborating on this. We were going to have our website translated into French but will instead link to theirs when it is done. If you are in Quebec and would like to help out on a provincial level, please contact him. Please watch our website for that update when it is available. If you collect signatures for us in Quebec please send them to the address on the petition so they can be used at the Federal level. I feel that we will enlist the help of more French speaking people outside of Quebec as well if we link to a Quebec group and website that is working in collaboration with us and the same for them with English speaking people inside Quebec.
Thank you everyone! Lets work together to create change in Canada!
Margo McIntosh, RHN, RNCP, CGP
Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner
WAPF Chapter Leader: Wilmot, Wellesley and Wellington, ON