Mothers To Risk Jail over Lemonade or Milk
Washington, DC, Aug. 6, 2012
Farmers, Others Criminalized for Feeding Communities
Aggressive regulators are invading even the most precious of family moments. Inspectors want to interfere with a child’s first lemonade stand, and the Feds want to dictate what milk mom can serve with her cookies. Fed-up parents plan to stage a protest on the D.C. Mall.
National Lemonade Freedom day founder, and one of the main organizers of the August event, Robert Fernandes, began the tradition after seeing multiple news reports about children’s lemonade stands being shut down because they did not comply with regulations. FDA has engaged in several long undercover sting operations and raids against peaceful farmers and buying clubs over raw milk. FDA is also pressuring states to restrict raw dairy access.
Two groups of activists known as the Raw Milk Freedom Riders and Lemonade Freedom Day, are taking their raw milk and lemonade to the lawn of the US Capitol to celebrate what they call their right to voluntary exchange.
Recent shut downs of children’s lemonade stands and swat-style raids on small farmers have inspired these mothers and other activists to take their message to the Capitol where they plan to risk criminal charges, and possibly jail, by gathering for a picnic with these illicit foods. The public is encouraged to attend.
Where: 3rd Street S.W. between Maryland and Jefferson near the Capitol Reflecting Pool, Washington D.C.
When: Saturday, August 18, 2012 12:00pm
Who: Robert Fernandes, Founder Lemonade Freedom Day, Liz Reitzig, co-founder Farm Food Freedom Coalition and Eddie Free, National Individual Rights Activist.
Max Kane, Currently fighting state of Wisconsin for the right to private contract
Derrick J, National Freedom Activist recently jailed for his peaceful activism
Pete Eyre, co-founder copblock.org<http://copblock.org>
John Moody, Successfully challenged the state of Kentucky over private buying club rights.
Kristin Canty, Producer, Farmageddon the movie
Kathryn Dill, Liberty Activist
These activists believe that people have the right to engage in voluntary exchange and peacefully obtain the food of their choice from the producer of their choice whether that’s raw milk from a local farmer or lemonade from the children next door.
Information about farm raids: FarmFoodFreedom.org<http://www.farmfoodfreedom.org/> For additional information on raw milk: Weston A Price.org, For information on Lemonade Freedom Day lemonadefreedom.com<http://www.lemonadefreedom.com>
CONTACT: Robert Fernandes or Eddie Free, Organizers, Lemonade and Raw Milk Freedom Day
484-278-3733<tel:484-278-3733>, Rfernan@gmail.com<mailto:Rfernan@gmail.com> RawMilkFreedomRiders.com
Kimberly Hartke 703-860-2711<tel:703-860-2711Pin It