80% of antibiotics in the US are used in livestock on factory farms, primarily to boost profits and compensate for living filthy conditions. This is not how our antibiotics should be used, and it's making these critical medicines less effective when we really need them. In fact, 2 million Americans get antibiotic resistant infections every year, where life-saving medicines no longer work.
That’s why Food and Water Watch's local chapter is kicking off this fall's effort here in Seattle to demand federal action to ban the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.
We're calling on Mt. Rainier National Park to go bottled-water-free to protect the environment and send the message that water is a human right, not a commodity to be bought and sold. Join us at Seattle's campaign launch to learn more about the issue, find out about exciting upcoming events, and get to know each another.
Join us Oct. 21 the Sound Alliance fundraiser, "Celebrating Leaders, Advancing the Common Good." The keynote speaker will be Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Founding Director of the Union for Reform Judaism's Just Congregations. He received his training as a community organizer from the Industrial Areas Foundation, and has led efforts to engage thousands of members of congregations to join together in successful campaigns for health care access, affordable housing, public education, nursing care workers' rights and a living wage.
Highline Community College, Student Union Building, Mt. Townsend Room