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. 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 vote with their forks and elect more food policy leaders across the country.
Chairman: Ken Cook, President, Environmental Working Group
Tom Colicchio, Chef, Restauranteur, Head Judge of Top Chef
Gary Hirshberg, Co-founder and Chairman, Stonyfield Farm
Wayne Pacelle, CEO and President, Humane Society of the United States
Ray Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America
Rev. David Beckmann, President, Bread for the World
Dave Murphy, Founder and Executive Director, Food Democracy Now!
Mia Dell, Chief lobbyist, United Food and Commercial Workers
Navina Khanna, Co-founder, Live Real
Robin Schepper, former Executive Director, "Let's Move!"
John Boyd, President, National Black Farmers Association
Michael Jacobson, Executive Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest
Erik D. Olson, Senior Strategic Director for Health and Food, Natural Resources Defense Council
Ricardo Salvador, Director and Senior Scientist, Food and Environment Program, Union of Concerned Scientists
Organization names presented here are for identification purposes only.
Christine Melendez Ashley, Linda Delgado, Mia Dell, Scott Faber, Ferd Hoefner, Marni Karlin, Ariane Lotti, Britt Lundgren, Franz Matzner, Colin O'Neil, David Plunkett, Josh Protas
Claire Benjamin, managing director
Claire oversees all aspects of Food Policy Action, including publication of the National Food Policy Scorecard and the organization's education and advocacy. She is an expert in food policy and sustainable agriculture, having spent nine years working on agriculture issues on Capitol Hill. From 2008 to 2013, Claire served as Rep. Chellie Pingree's legislative director, leading the congresswoman's efforts to reform agriculture policy on the Agriculture and Agriculture Appropriations Committees. Claire grew up in Vermont and attended the University of Vermont; she resides in Washington, DC.
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