Y’all it’s time to fight. If you’re in Tennessee and care about the infringements of personal choice please keep reading.
Senator Richard Briggs of Knoxville has introduced a Senate Bill 15 to make the selling of raw milk via herd shares illegal.
Representative Patsy Hazelwood will be carrying the Bill in the House (bill number to be announced soon).
Please take action so this bill will be defeated
Contact your State Senator & State House Representative today and ask them to oppose this new bill or any efforts to introduce it in the Tennessee State House.
You can find your State Senator & Rep by clicking here and entering your home address: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/legislators/
Contact Richard Briggs’ office to voice your opposition, even if he is not your state senator. Sen. Briggs needs to know that Tennesseans across the state oppose this bill.
Sen. Briggs’ Phone: (615) 741-1766
Sen. Briggs’ Email: email@example.com
Contact Patsy Hazlewood’s office to voice your opposition. Refer to her not yet released bill to ban raw milk herdshares (and reference Briggs’ Senate Bill 15)
She needs to know that Tennesseans across the state oppose her bill. (We will update this when we have the bill number.
Rep. Hazlewood’s Phone: (615) 741-2746
Rep. Hazlewood’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some talking points for calls & emails to help you formulate your thoughts. REMEMBER to be POLITE and FACTUAL.
First, if you, your family, friends, customers have found healing with raw milk and raw milk dairy foods, please state this in your calls and communications and briefly explain.
Raw Milk Freedom Talking Points
As human beings, we have a God-given right to consume the foods we want/need to be healthy. This is self evident and not a right bestowed by man or government. It is a natural right.
Parents have the right to raise their children without government interference.
Statistically speaking, fresh, unprocessed milk is a low risk food. Why are we letting a highly publicized incident dictate policy?
Farmers in Tennessee are already hurting and struggling to be profitable. Why destroy the livelihood of more and continue to hurt rural Tennesseans?
There have been many other high profile food borne illnesses in recent months and years (ice cream, ground beef, romaine lettuce, frozen veggies, etc) yet we are not legislating them out of distribution. Why are you attacking raw milk?
Raw Milk Herd Shares are private contracts/transactions between individual Tennesseans. They are not public commerce.
Please share this with everyone who enjoys their freedoms as a Tennessean and urge them to voice their opposition as well.
Y’all, if we don’t take a stand on every issue that challenges freedom than the precedent for some very extreme liberty infringements is set. Please act. PM me with any questions.