On the Moove…Healthy Milk Tour Takes Chicago!
The Healthy School Milk or Bust Tour took over the city of Chicago yesterday! We’ve been on tour since last Friday, gathering support for better school milk and filling senator’s voicemail boxes. We’re at the halfway point in our trip, if you’ve missed any updates so far, check out our webpage to see photos, the map of our journey and read our blogs.
Alex, Becca and Meredith started the tour in DC, and have visited Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan. Yesterday Sarah, Bethany and Joe met up with the Tour in Chicago to collect over 300 petition signatures from Chicago area residents! This is the largest number of petitions we’ve collected on any day so far, doubling our total number of postcards gathered on the tour.
At this point we’ve delivered our national petition to Senators Casey, Brown and Stabenow, collected over 600 postcards, gotten in over 125 calls and have received some great media coverage of the tour.
We’re currently on the road today headed to Iowa City to meet with activists and get in calls to Senator Harkin’s office. Why are we doing this road trip you ask? Well, we’re working to make sure kids get the healthiest milk possible as part of the National School Lunch Program. We’re asking senators to take a stand for kids by passing legislation that would clarify schools can purchase organic milk or milk that has been produced without artificial hormones.
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Otherwise, check out all the great work we’ve been doing on our tour page.
We’ll be in touch soon!