If you are anywhere near this area, and believe that people have the right to consume food of their choice, you should go and support this group of food freedom activists. While I cannot be there because we don’t have a car that can be trusted to make the drive, I think this is worthwhile and really will help to push the issue to the forefront.Please, if you are near, take the time to stand for the most basic of human rights……
On November 1, 2011 the Raw Milk Freedom Riders made their inaugural run from PA to MD eliciting a statement from the FDA. http://www.thecompletepatient.com/journal/2011/11/4/in-accomplishing-their-goals-michael-schmidt-and-the-raw-mil.html Subsequently, federal and state authorities have launched an all out assault from coast to coast, targeting farmers, buying clubs, and individuals involved with the production or distribution of real milk and other local foods. Over a dozen people or businesses now face various charges, orders, and other enforcement actions; some are even under “federal criminal investigation” and face a trial by grand jury.
1. Join the Raw Milk Freedom Riders as we defy the FDA and transport raw milk across state lines and agents distribute the milk! www.RawMilkFreedomRiders.com for additional details
2. Spread the word. Post to facebook, email, and call local news stations about this deliberate act of Civil Disobedience (see below invitation)
3. If you are unable to make it, please donate to help cover expenses. http://tinyurl.com/6tduy7a
Raw Milk Freedom Riders to Ride Again
December 8th 2011 IN CHICAGO!
more info at RawMilkFreedomRiders.com
You are invited to join the Raw Milk Freedom Riders, Food Freedom Advocates from around the country, local and national press and Maybe the FDA and law enforcement* at our next Freedom Ride coming to Chicago IL.
Who: Raw Milk Freedom Riders and Speakers from around the U.S.
What: 100 gallons of Raw Milk and Cookies to be distributed in support of Food Freedom
Where: From Wisconsin to Chicago. Rally at Independence Park, 3850 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL. 60618
When: Thursday, December 8, 2011 (11:30am-2:00pm)
Why: After the first freedom Ride on November 1st in Maryland, the FDA issued a statement saying, in part, they did not “intend” to target individuals transporting raw milk across state lines for their own, individual use. Implicit in this, FDA is admitting their intent to criminally target agents, buying clubs, coops and farmers in their pursuit of raw milk prohibition.
Join us as we call for an end to the prohibition and criminalization of raw milk consumers!
The caravan of Freedom Riders will include embedded reporters to broadcast what we are doing and why—to shed light on the FDA’s violent and failing policies. We are informing the FDA of our intentions and inviting them to the party as we caravan over 100 gallons of raw milk from Wisconsin and then distribute in Chicago at Independence Park. It is time to challenge the FDA on the law that turns honest parents and farmers into criminals for transporting raw milk across state lines.
Food Freedom heroes Max Kane, David Gumpert, Liz Reitzig, Kathy Pirtle, John Moody, Jim Marlowe and many others dedicated to raw milk choice and food freedom will join us for a rally and peaceful demonstration at Independence Park in Chicago.
Watch as Max Kane invites the FDA to witness as we violate federal law http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK1VpnkANRY&feature=player_embedded
Please invite your friends to the Freedom Ride and rally at Independence Park in Chicago! Our numbers will show our seriousness! https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/290165197690562/
We welcome EVERYONE to join us at the rally and help make a HUGE statement to the FDA on our movement toward personal choice, dietary privacy, and food freedom! Please email questions to the Freedom Riders at email@example.com
For additional information, see www.RawMilkFreedomRiders.com