As I have stated elsewhere on this website and on my last post, I started Eat the Vote, back in June because I was concerned none of the existing food organizations in the so-called food movement where doing enough to elevate the political conversation around food topics. The biggest manifestation of this worry was the near monopoly web based petitions had on food systems advocacy. As I said before, I was motivated by Mark Bittman's Op-Ed voicing a similar frustration.
Two weeks ago, I received an e-mail from Food Policy Action introducing their new collaboration Plate of the Union. I fully admit, I was really excited to read the following sentence:
"...we have an opportunity change that in 2016. Reforming our food system must be a top priority in the upcoming presidential campaign -- and we need your help."