FPV Board Members to Speak at Water Rally
“We are not going to conserve our way out of this drought so we need to make finding real solutions a priority by calling a special session now.”
Sep 29, 2015
Families Protecting the Valley Board Members Kole Upton and Russ Waymire will speak at the "Take Back Our Water Rally" this Friday in Mendota. Join them along with Jim Patterson and others as they send their message to Sacramento and Washington D.C. Check out below for further info.
Central Valley Farmers Join Forces to Demand Special Drought Session at “Take Back Our Water Rally” in Mendota
FRESNO – The California Water for Food and People Movement,
This grassroots effort was initiated by the local Ag community to call on Governor Brown to recognize the impact of the drought as well as the devastating decisions made by bureaucrats, and begin to craft real solutions during a special session of the California State Legislature. My Job Depends on Ag and Gar Tootelian in collaboration with Assemblyman Jim Patterson, will join hundreds of Central Valley farmers, families and farm workers in Mendota on October 2 for the “Take Back Our Water” rally.
A bi-partisan group of 47 legislators also called for a special session earlier this month.
“This drought is due to more than just a lack of rain – decisions made by unelected state water boards have made this more of a “regulatory drought” than ever before and it’s time for a change,” said Westside farmer Wayne Western. “We are not going to conserve our way out of this drought so we need to make finding real solutions a priority by calling a special session now.”
Attendees at the rally will be asked to sign a letter urging Governor Brown to call a special session. The need for more dam storage and decisions that put fish over families will be discussed by a list of educational and inspirational speakers at the “Take Back Our Water Rally.”
WHEN: Friday, October 2 at 11:00 am
WHO: Assemblyman Jim Patterson
Assemblyman Devon Mathis
Mendota Mayor Robert Silva
Firebaugh Mayor Craig Knight
Gustine Mayor Dennis Brazil
Fresno City Councilman Clint Olivier
Exeter City Manager Randy Groom
Families Protecting the Valley
The California Water and Food for People Movement
My Job Depends on Ag
Hammonds Ranch, Inc.
Bowles Farming Company, Inc.
Pacific Legal Foundation
California Water Alliance
San Luis Delta Mendota Water Authority
Water for Land Committee
Organic Pastures Dairy
Wood Brothers Farming
Doug Wood Farming
Mike Wood Farming
Five Points Ranch, Inc.
Byron Fox Farming
Morning Star Dairy
Shultz Ranch Inc
KJ Zalinski Ranch
Echeveste Sheep Company
Davis Farming Inc.
Theresa Sheridan Designs
Law Offices of Shantelle L. A. Margason & Andrews Farms
Erik Wilson Custom Spraying
Erik and Kelly Wilson Farms
West Hills Oil, Inc.
BR Samran Farms
Sierra Valley Almonds
Family Water Alliance
David Pafford Farming
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