An Open Letter to U.S. Secretaries from Women Leaders in Food and Agriculture

June 01, 2017
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An open letter from the League of Women in Food and Agriculture, representing every state of the Union, has been published by Edible Communities across the nation. The letter, which has 1,000 signatures online, presents the current Administration with a case for a more just and equitable food system in America, one that is grounded in resilient and sustainable food and agriculture.

Click here to read the letter, which is addressed to the following Secretaries:  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Benjamin S. Carson, Sr. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao, Secretary of Energy James Richard Perry, Secretary of Education Elisabeth Prince DeVos, Secretary of Veterans Affairs David J. Shulkin, Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly.

About the League of Women in Food and Agriculture

Early in March 2017, more than 30 women leaders from across the country with a diversity of experience and range of voices in food and agriculture convened at Glynwood, an agricultural nonprofit and working farm based in Cold Spring, New York. Galvanized around a Presidential election that showed early threats to the welfare of women and the environment, the group met to share ideas about how to create an identity and unified voice for professional women who are working toward a healthy and sustainable food system.

Out of this meeting, they developed a mission: “We envision League of Women in Food & Agriculture becoming both a guardian and a trustworthy voice of our food system, engaging and organizing in our local communities and active at the on a national level. And most importantly, being a source of mutual support and resources for each other.”

Visit League of Women in to learn more, meet the founding members, and add your name to the open letter.

For more information, contact:
Kathleen Finlay |
Louisa Kasdon |

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