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Friday, October 26, 2012

Food Day

Check out the link below about this past Wednesday's Food Day!


Friday, October 19, 2012

Check Out THESE Sites!

Hello all!

Please check out these websites at the links below!

National Catholic Rural Life Network
biweekly bulletin:

Ohioans to Stop Executions:

Have a great day; do something good for someone! 


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

ECCOHIO will be hosting an open forum on POVERTY

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Second Baptist Church
245 South Grant St., Wooster, OH

Poverty creates many problems in our lives. The voices of people living in Poverty are often not heard. There is no single cause of poverty, where our federal, state and local tax dollars are spent and not spent can reduce or increase poverty.

As more people slide into poverty, it’s imperative that our tax dollars be spent helping meet people’s basic needs and empowering people to
improve their lives, neighborhoods and communities.

Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, US Representatives Betty Sutton and Jim Renacci along with state and local elected officials have been invited to attend to receive testimony and share their views. Oral testimony will be
recorded. Written statements will be copied. Both will be delivered to public
officials who cannot attend the public hearing.


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Did you attend any of the "Creating a Caring Community" events this spring? Let us know what you thought about the various topics presented!

Update -

Ashland County has recently brought the 211 phone system online, whereby community members can access information regarding social services available in our county. The Social Action Committee of ACN requests that anyone who uses this system and is willing to provide feedback, please post your comments on our blog.

Monday, March 12, 2012


Our nation's food policy is not doing enough to reduce barriers for local farmers and support the growing demand for local, sustainable food. Working together, we can move Congress to adopt policies that support local food and local farms. The Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act is good for our families, local economies and for the environment and an important step in getting our country's food policy back on track.                                                          
~Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine)
Organic farmer and House sponsor of the Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act
Do you want more access to fresh food on your dinner table? Then keep reading.

We at EWG Action Fund are throwing our support behind the Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act introduced in Congress by Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). If you care about where your food comes from I hope you'll stand with us today.

If passed, the bill will put more organic and locally produced food in our supermarkets and in the national school lunch program. It will also help local family farmers connect to new markets and give them the support they need to thrive. We need to send Washington a loud, clear message that we want our food to come from local, sustainable farms.

Click here to tell your members of Congress to support the Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act - you want more local food.

Americans are clamoring for more locally and sustainably grown food that is better for our health and the environment (and tastes better too!). But the farmers producing sustainable food for local markets need help to compete with the bigger, better-financed conglomerates. Especially in these tough economic times, it makes sense to support healthier local food systems that will boost your local economy and create thousands of jobs.

This bill will do some really terrific things, such as:
  • Provide more money for local farmers' markets and to help farmers adopt organic methods.
  • Allow schools to use more of their federal funding to buy fresh, local foods.
  • Make it easier for low-income families to use food stamps at farmers' markets.
  • Increase support for local processing and distribution networks so schools, hospitals, stores and restaurants can more easily purchase healthy food directly from local farmers.
  • Improve credit and crop insurance for diversified and organic farmers producing for local markets.
With the 2012 farm bill fast upon us, this is going to be a big year in the fight to level the playing field for local farmers and to ensure greater access to healthy, sustainably produced food. This bill is a crucial part of that fight.

Click here to tell your members of Congress to support the Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act - you want more local food.

Thank you for standing up for healthy, local food.


Ken Cook
President, EWG Action Fund

P.S. Want to read more about our country's food and farm policy?
Check out our new Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act resource page.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

ACN Focus

ACN has focused on several major issues, including:

Prison Justice

  • Death penalty
  • Juvenile population 
  • Sentencing guidelines 
Food Justice
  • Equitable availability 
  • Food deserts 
Water and Natural Resources 

Economic Fairness
  • Poverty
  • Payday lending
  • Taxation 
Global Justice
  • Israel - Palestine relations 
  • Government uprisings and regime change 
  • Middle East relations 
  • Iran's nuclear program 

Safe Education 
  • Bullying 
  • Funding
  • Issues of respect 
Human Trafficking 

National/State Budget
  • Military spending 
  • Safety net 
We expect to continue exploring these issues over time and as events warrant.  As we become aware of actions and alerts concerning these issues we will publicize relevant information to our members and readers.  Our goal is to provide networking opportunities for members to be involved or to respond in a variety of ways.  We are open to suggestions and invite readers to post a comment on any of these topics.