Happy New Year from CFSA’s policy team!
We’re excited about this important upcoming election year. Last month, we launched our 2020 Questions for Candidates (more info below) as a resource for eaters and voters. We encourage you to ask candidates running for elected office these questions, either at public forums or at your own non-partisan candidate forum. Prefer to write? Questions can also be sent directly to candidates, asking for their responses on the issues you care about (and perhaps also requesting their permission to share their responses with the public).
Along with our partners at Community Food Strategies, CFSA created a toolkit, which has been used by several food councils and community groups across the country to organize their own candidate events, including a gubernatorial forum in Maine, and build relationships with public officials at the local, state, and federal levels.
Want help planning a non-partisan candidate forum in 2020? Along with Community Food Strategies, our policy team wants to support your community group or food council in exploring the idea of hosting your own forum. We’re available for a phone consultation and preliminary planning support. Availability for supporting groups may reach capacity, so please email us soon if you’re interested.
- If you’re in NC, email me at jared.
- If you’re in SC, email Matt at matt.
Jared Cates, Community Mobilizer