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Outrage ! Monsanto buying our Congress

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Outrage!

What is going on? In the past few months GMO labeling legislation has been introduced in Washington State, Minnesota, Connecticut, Hawaii, and Vermont. In each state, the same frustrating story repeats itself. Legislators are optimistic, the bills seem to move quickly at first, they receive a record breaking amount of public support, and then they stall in committee and never move again, despite unprecedented numbers of calls and emails from citizens to legislators. A representative in Minnesota told us they expected “fallout” for supporting the bill, even though it didn’t pass. In Washington state an unprecedented coalition of anti-GMO wheat farmers and organic consumers were stymied by agriculture committee legislators, who, it turns out, had received money from Monsanto. In Vermont, legislators and Governor backed off from a California-style labeling bill, despite polls showing 90% of Vermonters supported the bill, openly admitting that they were fearful of a lawsuit from Monsanto and the biotech industry. It’s clear that Monsanto and the biotech bullies will go to great lengths to keep their stranglehold on our food supply, and unfortunately most state legislators are either intimidated by or complicit with Monsanto.

It is also clear that we are at a major turning point in this fight. More people than ever care about what is happening to our food supply. More people than ever want to see GMOs labeled. The energy is building!

Here’s what OCA wants to do about it:

Our Millions Against Monsanto Campaign plans to join forces with the Occupy Monsanto protests across the country the week of September 17th, 2012 to create the largest Days of Action for GMO Labeling ever! We want to raise the clamor for labeling to a fever pitch and you can help!

Here’s what we need:

More activists and more awareness in each state!

There are now 692,413 in our Millions Against Monsanto campaign! Let’s get one million by September 17th! In the months leading up to the Days of Action, we need you to gather petition signatures (PDF) and pass out leaflets at your local farmer’s market or natural food store. Summer is the perfect time to raise awareness about food.

Petitions (PDF)

Leaflets, Posters and other Educational Materials

Please contact us if you want any of these materials in quantity!

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Thanks to you . . . Monsanto knows.

Thanks to you . . . Monsanto knows.

Dear Friend,

A sincere thank you to the thousands of you who donated to our special fundraising campaign for the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act.

Every dollar donated goes directly into the fund that will be used to support Ballot Initiative signature gatherers, media experts, consultants, and lawyers who will work together to get GMO labeling on the ballot, and pass this law in November.

Thank you.

If you weren’t able to pitch in this time, but you’ve signed petitions, or helped get the word out by sharing articles or telling friends about this campaign – or other GMO labeling campaigns – thank you! Every action counts.

Thanks to your support, Monsanto knows that millions of Americans demand the right to know whether or not their food has been genetically engineered, and want an end to the routine practice of labeling or advertising GMO-tainted foods as “natural.”

Thanks to you, the biotech bullies now understand that farmers and consumers are determined get GMOs labeled, state by state, if that’s what it takes.

Thanks to your active support the nationwide and global movement against genetically engineered foods and crops is growing stronger each day.

Big Biotech and Big Food will spend millions trying to defeat our labeling initiative in California. Every dollar we raise between now and November 6 will help us counter their lies with truth.

We still have a lot of work to do between now and election day – but thanks to you, we are building the strongest coalition in history around this critical issue that will affect generations to come.

Thank you.

For an Organic Future,


Ronnie Cummins
Director, Organic Consumers Association and Organic Consumers Fund

PS: If you haven’t pitched in yet, it’s not too late! You can still make a secure online donation to the Organic Consumers Fund today. Or, you can donate by phone or mail. The Organic Consumers Fund is a 501(c)4 allied organization of the Organic Consumers Association, focused on grassroots lobbying and legislative action. Donations are not tax-deductible. If you need a tax deduction, you can donate to the Organic Consumers Association, a 501(c)3. Your donation to the OCA will be used for general public education and grassroots mobilization.

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