Friday, January 3, 2014
CALIFORNIA VOTERS CALL FOR 2014 GE LABELING BILL AUTHORS!
CALIFORNIA: Take Action on GMOs!
Who: California State Grange, Label GMOs, Moms Across America, Occupy, Organic Sacramento, other coalition groups and you
What: Press conference and rally
When: Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, 10 a.m. to noon
Where: West Steps of the California State Capitol, Sacramento
Dear [First Name],
In 2012, all eyes were on California when the state came within a hair’s breadth of passing Prop 37, the ballot initiative to label foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Now, in the wake of another narrow loss at the polls (this time in Washington State), California’s anti-GMO activists are coming back strong. And they need your help!
Can you attend a Right to Know Rally on January 6, in Sacramento? If not, can you contact your state legislators on January 6 and ask them to support legislation to require mandatory labeling of GMOs?
2014 could be the year the California State Legislature passes legislation respecting our right to know about GMOs, but it’s an election year and elected officials won’t act unless we show them that our votes count more than Monsanto’s campaign contributions.
If you can attend the Right to Know Rally in Sacramento, please RSVP here:http://www.labelgmos.org/197682/media_event_at_the_capitol
Whether or not you can come to Sacramento on Jan. 6, we need you to contact your state legislators and ask them to stand up for our right to know about GMOs.
On Jan. 6, the first day of the legislative session, please call the California State Capitol switchboard at (916) 322-9900. Ask to be connected with your elected representatives. (If you’re not sure who your representatives are, click here.http://www.legislature.ca.gov/legislators_and_districts/legislators/your_legislator.html
After you’ve been connected, you can say:
“In 2012, a ballot initiative to label genetically engineered food was narrowly defeated by a $46 million campaign of lies led by Monsanto and Pepsi. But polling done after the election found that 67% of California voters still want the right to know if their food has been genetically engineered. Would you support legislation to label genetically engineered food? If yes, would you be willing to introduce or cosponsor this legislation?”
Please take notes on what your legislator (or legislator’s staff) says, and send them to Pamm Larry at email@example.com.
Alexis, Melinda and the OCA team