Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Roanoke Tea Party to protest Bob Goodlate

The Roanoke Tea Party will hold a protest rally Wednesday at noon in downtown Roanoke.

The Roanoke Tea Party and the 2nd Tuesday Constitution Group will meet up in front of Congressman Goodlatte’s office on Decemebr 8 at noon to urge him to vote against the Food Safety Modernization Act (S510), when it comes up for a vote in the House.

From the Roanoke Tea Party:

Of course the title of the bill sounds so warm and fuzzy, but as always, the devil is in the details. Two particularly egregious aspects of this legislation are a provision to allow the production and distribution of food to be regulated by the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense in the event of an “emergency,” and stipulations that even small home gardens comply with federal and international requirements.

It is expected that this legislation, which has passed the US Senate, will be brought up for a vote during the lame duck session in the next two weeks. Congressman Goodlatte has not declared his position on this dangerous enlargement of federal power, and we want to give him a clear statement of our thoughts on Wednesday.

There are many more details about this bill and why we urge opposition to its passage on our web site.

We will assemble at noon on the plaza in front on the Suntrust Building at the corner of Franklin Road and Jefferson Avenue. We’ll march around for a bit and then send a group up to the Congressman’s office to share our thoughts on this travesty of a bill, and request a statement from his staff.

Posted By Valerie Garner

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