Tuesday, June 10, 2014
HIUGE SCORE - MAUI INITIATIVE GIVES PEOPLES' THUMBS DOWN TO GMOs
MAUI WOWEE!!! It's official like a referee with a whistle! The people of Maui gathered over 8,500 signatures to achieve Hawaii's first successful citizen initiative ever. Come November, the issue of a GMO moratorium will be on the ballot.
You, the people of Hawaii have demonstrated that the force is strong here.
In 2013, the Hawaii's House of Representatives became the first legislative chamber in the nation to pass GMO labeling. Then earlier this year, we stopped a bill that would have stripped each county's ability to regulate GMOs. Now, the grassroots community has made history in the Shaka Movement. You should be very proud.
But the battle has only begun. Like various west coast states have already seen in their labeling initiatives, chemical/biotech companies will likely throw huge money to defeat our citizen initative. This is why it will be important to continue to talk to your friends, family, and neighbors to make this iniative successful.
You made this happen, but I'm here to help. Help me continue fighting big biotech special interests by chipping in $10-$25 or whatever you can today. Together, we will shape a cleaner, brighter, more sustainable future for Hawaii.
Rep. Kaniela Ing