Public Justice Food Project

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How Beef Companies Use the Checkoff to Squeeze Ranchers

The checkoff is a federal tax that forces ranchers to pay $1 per head every time cattle are sold, half of which is used in Montana and other states to fund the advertisements of the private, corporate run “state beef councils.” This is a form of compelled speech that is not only regressive — it’s unconstitutional.

Public Justice Fights Unconstitutional NC “Anti-Sunshine Law”

Imagine your elderly family member, placed in the care of a nursing home, being abused by their caretaker. Imagine your six-month-old child spending the day at a trusted daycare, and being punished by their daycare worker –  who breaks the child’s leg. Imagine a major industry in…