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Ask Your U.S. Representative to Co-Sponsor HR 1830 - Send a FAX here
STATUS: CLOSED - watch for new bill next Congressional Session
112th U.S. Congress - House Bill HR 1830
HR 1830, a bill that would allow the interstate shipment of raw milk and raw milk products for human consumption, has been introduced by Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and co-sponsored by Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Tim Walberg (R-MI), Tom McClintock (R-CA), Sue Wilkins Myrick (R-NC), and Scott Rigell (R-VA). Passage of HR 1830 into law would enable everyone to exercise their right to consume raw milk, whether they live in a state where the sale of raw milk is illegal or in a state where the sale is legal but sources are limited.

The consumption of raw milk is legal in all fifty states and growing numbers of consumers are crossing state lines to obtain raw milk and raw milk products. Given FDA's views on food freedom of choice as exemplified by the year-long sting investigation of a Pennsylvania Amish dairy farmer and the raid on the Rawesome Food Club in California, it is time to recognize that the federal ban is an unjust, unworkable law.

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The following bold statements will preface the personal message you type in the comment box below. Ask your U.S. Representative to co-sponsor HR 1830.
* We believe that there is a fundamental right to produce and consume the foods of our choice including raw milk.

* We believe the federal ban against transporting raw milk for human consumption across state lines is a violation of our rights.

* We should be free to obtain raw milk from sources outside our own states' borders.

* We demand the termination of an unjust law that interferes with the exercise of our legal right to consume raw milk.

* We support passage of HR 1830 into law - a bill that would effectively end the interstate ban.

This is a consumer freedom of choice issue. Print the Hardcopy petition to collect signatures in Support of HR 1830 at club meetings, food pick-ups, farmers markets, malls, your neighborhood, etc. Distribute the 2-sided HR 1830 Handout. Click here for Talking Points you can use.

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