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A Discussion with Representative Chellie Pingree
February 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm PST
Presented by Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders
Join us for a discussion with Representative Chellie Pingree to learn and discuss the bill she recently introduced, H.R. 5861, to address the impact of climate change on agriculture.
Representative Pingree will provide an overview of her bill, and share her insights into opportunities for the funder community to engage. We will also leave plenty of time for questions and discussion.
Registration for this webinar is limited to funders only.
Funders are considered those organizations using grantmaking or investments as a core strategy to fulfill their mission and who make grants or invest more than $50,000 annually.
About U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE CHELLIE PINGREE was elected to Congress from Maine’s 1st Congressional District in 2008—the first woman elected to Congress from that District. She has previously served on the House Rules Committee and Armed Services Committee. She currently sits on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, serving on the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Interior and the Environment, and Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs. She also has a seat on the House Agriculture Committee. Chellie has been an advocate in Congress for reforming federal policy to better support the diverse range of American agriculture—including sustainable, organic, and locally focused farming—as well as to reduce food waste. Many provisions from comprehensive legislation she introduced to make these reforms were passed in both the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills. She received a 2017 James Beard Leadership Award for her national leadership in food system reform. Chellie has also been recognized for her leadership on a number of other issues, including assisting survivors of military sexual trauma, strengthening the creative and arts economy, and helping coastal communities address threats to their future. Chellie has three grown children–Asa, Cecily, and Hannah, former Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives.