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Humane Society Legislative Fund and Food Policy Action Canvassing Voters in Maywood, NJ on Tuesday

Leaders Wayne Pacelle and Tom Colicchio to Canvass for Josh Gottheimer in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District

WASHINGTON (October 21, 2016)—On Tuesday, October 25, Tom Colicchio, co-founder of Food Policy Action, leading food advocate and chef, and Wayne Pacelle, executive vice president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, will join volunteers to canvass voters in Maywood, New Jersey as part of their organizations’ efforts to help elect Josh Gottheimer as the next U.S. representative for New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District. Colicchio and Pacelle will provide remarks to volunteers and press at a kick-off training event at Twin Door Tavern restaurant prior to the canvassing. FPA and HSLF will then lead volunteers to knock on doors, speak with voters about the need for action on food and farm policies and help persuade them to go to the polls on Tuesday, November 8 to support Josh Gottheimer, a food and farming champion who will protect the safety of all in our food chain. Both Colicchio and Pacelle will be available for interviews throughout the afternoon at the kick-off event and while they are canvassing.

What: Humane Society Legislative Fund and Food Policy Action NJ-05 Canvass Day

Who: Tom Colicchio, Co-founder of Food Policy Action, chef and food advocate and Wayne Pacelle, executive vice president of Humane Society Legislative Fund

When: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 1:15 - 3:00 PM ET

Where: Twin Door Tavern, 122 W. Pleasant Ave, Maywood, NJ 07607

Visuals: Speaking program with Tom Colicchio and Wayne Pacelle and door-to-door engagement with local voters

Press RSVP: Members of the media interested in attending the event please RSVP by emailing the media contacts below.

Media Contacts:

John Cleveland
Humane Society Legislative Fund
jcleveland@hslf.org
803-272-2770

Betsy Barrett
Food Policy Action
betsy@foodpolicyaction.org
202-997-3266

Paid for by Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF), 1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 455, Washington, DC 20037, and Food Policy Action, www.foodpolicyaction.org, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

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About Food Policy Action: Food Policy Action was established in 2012 through a collaboration of national food policy leaders in order to hold legislators accountable on votes that have an effect on food and farming and to educate the public with objective information on how the United States Congress votes on a full range of food policy issues, which vitally influence our health, economy and the environment. Our goal is to change the national dialogue on food policy by educating the public on how elected officials are voting on these issues. Through education and the National Food Policy Scorecard, more people will be armed with the information they need to advocate for sound food policy and vote with their forks to elect more food policy leaders across the country.

About Humane Society Legislative Fund: The Humane Society Legislative Fund was formed in 2004 as a separate lobbying affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States. HSLF works to pass animal protection laws at the state and federal levels, to educate the public about animal protection issues and to support humane candidates for office.