Take Action - Ask your Representative to join the House Organic Caucus

 

Is your representative a member of the House Organic Caucus?

This bipartisan association of congressional members has come together to promote organic policies and educate Congress Members and their staff on organic farming methods, what the term "organic" really means, organic programs at the USDA, and issues facing organic.

 

Check the list below to confirm if your Representative is a member. You can use your zip code to find your Representative and his or her contact information here.

If your Representative is not yet a member of the House Organic Caucus, call the Capital Switchboard and ask to be connected to your Representative’s office:

Capital Switchboard

202-224-3121

 Ask to speak with the staffer who works on agriculture or leave a message with whoever answers the phone. Choose from the talking points below that you think will resonate with your Representative:

  • I’m calling as a constituent and an organic farmer/consumer. I’m calling to request that Representative X join the House Organic Caucus.

  • Organic consumers/farmers in your district care about organic food and farming. By joining the House Organic Caucus, you can help support policies to advance organic agriculture.

  • Organic is the fastest growing sector of the U.S. food industry and consumer demand for organic products has grown exponentially. In 2018, organic sales hit a record breaking $52.5 billion, representing almost 6% of all food sold in the U.S.

  • Organic agriculture is a bright spot in our economy and provides jobs in rural communities. These are jobs that can and should be created here at home, rather than relying on imported organic products.

  • Organic is good for people and the planet because it reduces exposure to toxic pesticides and conserves water and soil resources. Organic farming also improves farmers’ incomes and boosts rural economies.

  • I’d like to encourage [Representative X] to show support for organic by joining the House Organic Caucus.

Members of Congress who want to join the House Organic Caucus should contact Kris "KP" Pratt with Rep. Defazio's office (kris.pratt@mail.house.gov) or Janie Costa with Rep. Rodney Davis' office (janie.costa@mail.house.gov)

After making this call, send NOC a quick email to let us know about your outreach: Alice@NationalOrganicCoalition.org

List of representatives currently on the House Organic CaucuS

Co-Chairs:

Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL)

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR4)

Rep Ron Kind (D-W-I3)

Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA-4)

Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME)

Members:

Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA-2)

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA-13)

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA-33)

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA-2)

Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM-3)

Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12)

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY-18)

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA-2)

Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH-2)

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA-06)

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY-10)

Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20)

Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH-1)

Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA-52)

Rep. Dean Philips (D-MN-03)

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI-2)

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD-8)

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13)

Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5)

Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA-9)

Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH-15)

Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA-5)

Rep. Fred Upton (R-M-I6)

Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT-AL)

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-3)

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-1)

Rep. Julia Brownley(D-CA-26)

Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA-24)

Rep. James Comer (R-KY-1)

Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA-16)

Rep. Joe Courtney(D-CT-2)

Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL-7)

Rep. Rosa DeLauro(D-CT-3)

Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA-1)

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX-35)

Rep. Anna Eshoo(D-CA-18)

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE-1)

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI-8)

Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA-3)

Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH-7)

Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME)

Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI-6)

Rep. Denny Heck (D-WA-10)

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Nortin (D-At Large)

Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA-2)

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-7)

Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA-6)

Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-1)