Moms risk arrest: Capitol Hill protest for raw milk and lemonade stands August 18th

Mothers, Farmers, activists risk criminal charges in DC to celebrate their right to voluntary exchange, and protest farmers criminalized for feeding communities.

WASHINGTON, August 10, 2012- 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 mothers and 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.

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.

The FDA has also 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.

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.

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 DayLiz Reitzig, co-founder

Farm Food Freedom Coalition •Eddie Free, National Individual Rights Activist.

Other Speakers include:

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

Kristin Canty, Producer, Farmageddon the movie

Kathryn Dill, Liberty Activist

For more information, contact: Robert Fernandes or Eddie Free: Organizers, Lemonade and Raw Milk Freedom Day 484-278-3733 or Rfernan@gmail.com 

Information for the article provided by Kim Hartke  press@westonprice.org

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