And Don't Let the Door Hit You…
There‚ a reason why in most businesses, if you get fired you pack up your things immediately and are forced to leave. The reason being, of course, that if you stay around, you might muck things up.
In Congress, however, if you lose the election, you stay around for a few more months before your successor takes over your seat. That‚ when the trouble starts (or is amplified, depending on your viewpoint). Right now, we are nervously awaiting this Congress last moves, with many bad agricultural and food bills waiting in the wings. Unfortunately, the “Animal Enterprise and Terrorism Act” (HR 4239, S3880), which we just warned you about, sailed through Congress yesterday. In fact, it passed on a‚ voice vote so you are unable to see how your Representative voted. We are worried that this legislation will limit the ability of people to work on animal protection issues. In the next several weeks, be ready for more calls to action, so that we can try to stop some of Congress last minute moves!
On another note, our Winter issue of the Food Alert has hit the stands! Click here to read about the spinach E.coli scare, the move towards better food on college campuses, and Starbucks National Call-in Day.