i didn't go to the store to buy milk. but when i saw the gorgeous Claravale lined up in its glass bottle rows, so fresh the cream hadn't risen to the top, i had to open the case. there on the neck of the bottle was a little white and red square tag. not a happy holiday tag; it read ~
Imagine your life without this milk. That's
the way it will be after January 1st, 2008.
Please go to:
and see what's up. We need your support.
Time is of the essence. Do it now.
and smaller ~
The State of California has
passed new legislation which
will severely limit the
availability of raw milk.
i bought a bottle. just out of solidarity.
i have tried to clarify why this is such an emotional issue for me ~ California's new law that will effectively outlaw raw milk. the essential unadulterated liquid of nurturance.
a year ago, i barely drank raw milk. it was a challenge to put it in my tea. but i think i have settled on an answer: my choice to drink raw milk has been the final step for me to embrace 100% earnestly seeking to nourish myself through the food i eat. until then, i believe i was still holding on to one last scrap of that insidious brainwashing that told me that bony hips were mandatory to be desirable. in the back of my mind, i believed that if i drank raw milk i would puff up into a marshmallow-house woman. somehow accepting that quintessential embodiment of the feminine ~ milk! ~ was my ultimate submission (Jessica Prentice draws many insightful conclusions on our modern attitudes about milk in Full Moon Feast = in the top tier of my highly-recommended book list!!). for the past year, actually, i have been meditating on the Feminine ~ the abundant, Womanly Feminine, attempting to embody her essence as i try to rebuild and replenish my body for all the years i deprived it through uneducated good intentions. perhaps i'm ready. or at least able to wholly approach Her altar.
and just as i am open to accepting this gift, someone who doesn't know me or this story is implementing a law that will make it much more difficult for me to obtain it.
[so i guess they are providing me an opportunity for learning and growing, huh, Woo? ;-) ]
here's the latest on Raw Milk in California. some special Sealion says it's quite a rush to call your legislator to let your voice be heard! and only takes a few minutes.
CALIFORNIA RAW MILK ACTION ALERT
IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED TO STOP AB1735
Calling all Raw Milk Consumers!
We have been given very specific "political marching orders" to win reversal of AB 1735 without a lawsuit and hearings!
YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY
Our political associates in Sacramento have strongly advised us to send letters and make calls immediately to the six people listed below. This group of leaders holdS the future of your raw milk in their hands. Please contact them right now!
AB 1735 will be in political play during the next few days. With your passionate and immediate support via phone calls and mailed letters, we can overturn AB 1735 without a lawsuit.
When calling, simply say you oppose the bill because it threatens your supply of raw milk, and you support a reversal. The friendly phone personnel will take your name and city, register your comment and that's it!
The message points for your letter are:
o California Raw milk is safe with a PERFECT RECORD of zero pathogens detected at Claravale Dairy and Organic Pastures Dairy since 1927. That's 80 years of raw milk testing history.
o AB 1735 creates a new raw milk standard that does not improve safety and will eliminate raw milk sales in California. Coliform bacteria (if high or low) do not equal pathogenic bacteria. COLIFORMS ARE NOT PATHOGENS, THEY ARE HARMLESS AND BENEFICIAL. Current laws provide for testing of pathogens and NONE HAVE EVER BEEN FOUND IN RAW MILK produced at OPDC or Claravale.
o Demand AB 1735 BE REVERSED immediately.
o Make it clear why raw milk is important to you and your family, how it has changed your life and improved YOUR HEALTH.
CALL NOW, THEN WRITE LETTERS TO:
Nicole Para Assemblyperson
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento CA 94249-0030
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0002
Phone: (916) 319-2002
State Capitol Room 3104
Sacramento, CA 94249-0029
Ph: (916) 319-2029
Fax: (916) 319-2129
Fresno District Office
6245 N. Fresno Street, #106
Fresno, CA 93710
Ph: (559) 446-2029
Fax: (559) 446-2028
State Capitol Room 5160
Sacramento, CA 94249-0034
Visalia District Office
5959 S. Mooney Blvd
Visalia, CA 93277
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0046
320 West 4th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Office of the Governor
State Capitol, First Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814