In a piece published on SF Gate earlier this week, Carolyn Lochhead reports that repeated delays in the House on the school food waiver vote indicate to Democrats that:
Republicans have concluded they’re on the losing side of the school lunch fight, which has touched off a firestorm in Washington and schools across the country. . . .
“I think they pulled the bill because they didn’t know if they had enough of their own votes,” said Rep. Sam Farr of Carmel, the top Democrat on the House Appropriationsagriculture subcommittee, who is leading the fight against the waiver. “Members go home, they pick up from the newspapers the feedback of what’s happening in Washington, and I think the longer this issue is on front pages the more difficulty they have in passing their provision.”
If there really is a weakening of resolve among House Republicans, this means that grass roots efforts and negative press are working, so please keep up the pressure. This recent Lunch Tray post contains several very easy steps you can take to show your support for healthier school meals, and most of them don’t take more than a few seconds.
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