Update on Alvin’s Case:
The next court trial for Alvin is scheduled for August 15th in Stearns County, where he faces 6 counts of misdemeanor.
The trial that was originally scheduled to begin the day of the rally, with the four misdemeanors in Hennepin County, is currently scheduled to begin September 17th.
Alvin Schlangen, a peaceful Minnesota farmer and founder of Freedom Farms Coop, connects people with the foods of their choice from local producers. Over the past two years, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has illegally raided Alvin’s van, warehouse, and farm. The state has now brought 21 charges against Alvin related to food distribution; all are misdemeanor counts. Four of the misdemeanors are in trial next week. If convicted, Alvin faces up to a year in jail and hefty fines… just for helping to connect consumers to the producers and foods of their choice. Here’s Alvin’s story:
Please join the Raw Milk Freedom Riders for a
Two Day Event in Support of
Sunday, May 13, 2:00pm: Know Your Rights Workshop followed by a Mother’s Day Dinner Monday, May 14, 7:00am: FOOD FREEDOM RALLY for Alvin
DAY ONE: “KNOW YOUR RIGHTS” WORKSHOP
Sunday, May 13, 2012 2:00 PM-5:30 PM (Dinner following workshop has filled and dinner registration is closed.)
Learn about a history of peaceful non-compliance, how to peacefully stand up for your
rights in confrontational situations, how to take responsibility for your freedom.
SPEAKERS and RIGHTS TRAINERS INCLUDE:
John Moody, Food Freedom Activist
David Gumpert, Author and Blogger
Mary Gerke & Mel Olson, Activists
Liz Reitzig, Raw Milk Freedom Riders/Farm Food Freedom Coalition Co-founder
Michael Badnarik, Freedom activist and Constitutional scholar
Space is limited. Reserve your seat today. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how
to exercise your right to the foods of your choice!
DAY TWO: FOOD FREEDOM RALLY IN SUPPORT OF ALVIN SCHLANGEN
Monday, May 14, 2012 7:00am Rally begins, followed by a peaceful sit-in of Alvin’s Trial at 9:00am
Hennepin County Government Center
300 S. 6th Street, Minneapolis, Mn. 55487
The court has allocated three days for Alvin’s trial for 4 misdemeanor charges related to raw milk distribution. We must pack the courtroom! Sign up here to take your place in history! No registration for the rally, but we need make sure every seat in the courtroom is filled:
PUT YOUR RIGHT TO DEMONSTRATE INTO ACTION
and show solidarity with independent farmers everywhere!