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Lauren Ketcham is the Communications Coordinator for the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, a state-wide coalition of farmers, consumers, retailers, educators, and others working to promote local and organic food systems through education, advocacy and grassroots organizing. Previously, as an environmental advocate in New Mexico, Ketcham organized successful campaigns to set stricter pollution standards for automobiles, increase renewable energy production and to block a multi-million dollar developer sprawl subsidy. She also served on the board of the Appalachian Peoples' Action Coalition, the City of Albuquerque Climate Action Taskforce, the New Mexico Coalition for Clean Affordable Energy, the New Mexico Mid-Region Council of Governments and held research positions with New Mexico State University. She may be reached at (614) 421-2022 or email@example.com.
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By Anita Desikan
The Trump administration is routinely undermining your ability — and mine, and everyone else's in this country — to exercise our democratic rights to provide input on the administration's proposed actions through the public comment process. Public comments are just what they sound like: an opportunity for anyone in the public, both individuals and organizations, to submit a comment on a proposed rule that federal agencies are required by law to read and take into account. Public comments can raise the profile of an issue, can help amplify the voices of affected communities, and can show policymakers whether a proposal has broad support or is wildly unpopular.
Picture this: a world where chocolate is as rare as gold. No more five-dollar bags of candy on Halloween. No more boxes of truffles on Valentine's day. No more roasting s'mores by the campfire. No more hot chocolate on a cold winter's day.
Who wants to live in a world like that?
By Tracy L. Barnett
Sources reviewed this article for accuracy.
For Sicangu Lakota water protector Cheryl Angel, Standing Rock helped her define what she stands against: an economy rooted in extraction of resources and exploitation of people and planet. It wasn't until she'd had some distance that the vision of what she stands for came into focus.