SUPPORT the Organics Target Bill !
Wanted: 1000 organic supporters
The ORGANIC TARGETS BILL Campaign, which calls for 30 per cent
of land to be organically farmed by 2010, wants at least 1000 supporters
of organic food and
farming to take part in a rally and lobby of Parliament on Wednesday
23 January 2002.
IF YOU CAN'T BE THERE - Please WRITE and post a LETTER
of SUPPORT to JOAN RUDDOCK this weekend, including the
name of your Constituency and MP,
ALSO send a COPY of YOUR LETTER to YOUR MP
Or hand both to someone you know will be going.
This is URGENT !
Channel 4 News this evening had a report on how the
small farmers and suppliers are being eliminated,
with the low prices the supermarkets are paying them
forcing them out of business.
Don't leave it to the Supermarkets and the Government's
advisers to look to our interests. Now is our chance to
show the Government what matters to us all.
For anyone who might have missed this earlier:
To be there: Register, if possible, to help the organisers.
tel 020 7837 1228 fax: 020 7837 1141 ;
OTC Rally Co-ordinator
Sustain: alliance for better food and farming
94 White Lion Street
London N1 9PF
Tel: 020 7837 1228
Fax: 020 7837 1141
Mobile: 07958 033 945
2.00pm Rally speeches at Central Methodist Hall together with
an audience question and answer session.
The rally will be chaired by Prof Tim Lang, speakers include
Charles Secrett from Friends of the Earth, Patrick Holden
from the Soil Association, Barry Leathwood from the TGWU, Joan
Ruddock MP, Dr Vyvyan Howard, Simon Jones an organic
farmer currently in conversion, and Wendy Wrigley from the Co-op.
3.15pm Lobby Briefing will be given by Patricia Gallimore
who plays Pat Archer in Radio 4's the Archers.
3.20pm Everyone will walk over to the House of Commons to lobby
their MP, stewards will be en route to guide everyone. We will form
a queue going into the St Stephen's entrance of the Houses of Parliament.
3.30pm Groups of 100 people at a time will be allowed into the
House of Commons to meet with their MP. Once inside you will be asked
to fill out a green card with your details and your MPs name and your
reason for requesting a personal interview, your MP will then be located
and if available will come and meet you.
After speaking to your MP please fill in and hand back your feedback
sheet (which you will be given on the day) to a steward.
Location: For the map - go to OTB Rally email 10 January
Westminster Central Hall, Storey's Gate, London SW1H 9NH, Tel 020 7222
Underground: Westminster on the Jubilee, Circle and District lines.
St James' Park on the Circle and District lines. Victoria on the Victoria,
Circle and District lines.
British Rail: Central Hall is within easy walking distance of Victoria,
Charing Cross and Waterloo mainline stations.
Buses: Buses 11, 24 and 211 pass the door Buses 3, 12, 53, 53X, 77A,
88, 109 and 159 stop nearby.
Car Parking: Public car parks operate in Abingdon Street, Horseferry
Road, Rochester Row and Semley Place. There is also parking adjacent
to the building on Tothill Street and Matthew Parker.
[The above detailed information with thanks to Sustain, to both them
and Five Year Freeze for organising this]