Advocacy Alert: March 2021

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BACKGROUND
Electric tractors. Crops that pull carbon out of the air and store it in the ground. The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program funds farmer-driven innovation in climate smart practices like these. SARE needs a minimum of 60 million dollars in discretionary funding in the upcoming spending bill in order to order to help farmers get to net zero emissions.

HOW TO HELP
Take 60 seconds to call your senator and ask that 60 million dollars in discretionary spending for SARE be included in the next spending bill. Dial the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and request your senator’s office by using your zip code or by telling them your senator’s name. Use the provided script and feel free to add details about why you care.

SCRIPT
Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am a constituent. I’m calling about funding for the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program. Innovation is critical to feeding the world while averting climate catastrophe by eliminating greenhouse gas emissions. As you write the next spending bill, please allocate $60 million in discretionary funding for the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program. Thank you.

That’s it! By focusing on a very specific ask, you’ve helped pave the way for a safer climate future. Thanks for playing a critical role in the Jewish climate movement!