Moving From Good Intentions to Action
Our theme is: Moving from Good Intentions to Action. This track will emphasizes the fact that hunger is a symptom of failure/s in the food system. The day will begin with a presentation on "Why Advocacy?" with Senator Cherie Buckner-Webb. From there we move into a panel addressing system failures and how hunger is connected to affordable housing, transportation, rural food security, and issues specific to Native American and Latino communities across Idaho. Then there will be a presentation/discussion on effective advocacy, including the best use of social media. And finally participants will be asked to consider, and possibly commit to, action for the coming years.
Cherie Buckner-Webb, Idaho Senator
In a difficult economic climate Cherie Buckner-Webb chose to effect change in a new arena by running for public office in 2010. Her life-long influence in the community made possible an energetic campaign supported by a wide variety of talented and committed citizens. Elected to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2010 and the Idaho Senate in 2012 and 2014 by a wide margin, Cherie’s message in the Statehouse reflects the same collaborative and visionary goals she emphasizes in her life and work. Cherie, Senate Assistant Minority Leader, serves on the Transportation, Education and State Affairs Standing Committees as well as the Capitol Services, Public Defense Reform, Legislative Council, Idaho Council on Indian Affairs and Justice Reinvestment interim committees.