Highlighting Farming Issues to Assembly Candidates — North Bay Food & Farm Forum to be held on September 8, 2022

Petaluma Bounty supports Community Alliance with Family Farmers’ (CAFF) efforts to create space for a conversation with 12th District State Assembly candidates on food and agricultural issues.

CAFF’s North Bay Food & Farm Forum is scheduled for September 8, 2022, 6-8 p.m., at Petaluma Community Center. It is free and open to the public.

We encourage the community to attend this civic engagement event that focuses on the issues, not the politics. From the Bounty, our Education & Engagement/Farmers Market Ambassador Coordinator Maria Wnorowski will attend. Feel free to say hi and to connect with her at the event. 

A non-partisan forum focusing on issues

Candidates Sara Aminzadeh and Damon Connolly are scheduled to attend the forum. They were were the top two vote-getters in the primary who will face off in the November General Election. 

The winner of the race will have a big impact on state policies that directly impact our local farms, food system including farmers markets, farm workers, water, environment, and communities

The goal of the forum isn’t to take sides or to endorse, but to educate and learn and stay involved. The forum is non-partisan.

“District 12 is an agriculture-focused community”

Evan Wiig, CAFF’s Director of Membership & Communications, says that one of the main goals is to to have as many people attend as possible to highlight the fact that the 12th District is an agriculture-focused community. 

The forum is an opportunity to speak directly to the candidates, highlight concerns, and encourage them to prioritize policy that will have positive impacts on the food and agricultural community.

Click here for more information and to RSVP. RSVPing is not required but will put you on a list for email updates from CAFF. 

If you are unable to attend but have questions you’d like to ask the candidates, please email Maria at education@petalumabounty.org

State Assembly District 12 Map. Source: We Draw the Lines CA

At a Glance

  • Where: Petaluma Community Center, 320 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94954
  • When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, September 8
  • What: An issues-based, non-partisan forum with 12th District State Assembly candidates to highlight food and agricultural topics.
  • Cost: Free
  • RSVP: Click here to RSVP
  • Contact: contact@caff.org

Event Sponsors

Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) is spearheading the event with the following co-sponsors:

  • North Bay Jobs with Justice
  • Roots of Change
  • Agricultural Institute of Marin
  • California Food & Farming Network
  • Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative

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