Each day of the week, starting Tuesday, May 26th (after Memorial Day), supporters will be invited to take action in different and engaging ways. Whether or not you’ve signed petitions, wrote emails or taken action in any way before, this is your chance to join with thousands all at once to send a strong message, together: Let’s label GMOs ASAP. Our collective voice is unstoppable.
Monsanto is the largest purveyor of GMO seeds and the biocides that go with them. They are also spending millions to keep us in the dark about what we’re eating. In the week following the March Against Monsanto (details for MA, RI), food activists across Massachusetts and Rhode Island are taking part in a Week of Action for GMO labeling. Right now, both states have the opportunity to stand with Connecticut, Maine and Vermont in a regional push for common sense transparency in food labeling. But only if people like you make their voices heard!
Both Massachusetts and Rhode Island state governments are considering GMO labeling bills which already have a majority of support in each of their legislative bodies. We need all of our legislators to realize we’ve waited long enough to know what is in our food. Our opposition is powerful and so far they have succeeded in stalling our bills. They may be powerful but we are bigger and can be louder. It’s time to turn up the volume, and that’s where you come in!
Here’s a preview of the week (click each for more details).
Make a phone call or email to thank legislative supporters and/or encourage them to get on board.
Then try to get 3 other people to call (or at least to send an email & sign up for future action alerts).
We are all in this together and there truly is power in numbers. Please visit or call your local farms, businesses, community groups, and organizations and ask them to join the GMO labeling campaign as a Network Partner.
Invite your friends and family (and even your state legislators!) over to watch GMO OMG or Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds (both are available for free or cheap online). Help grow the food movement one small group at a time.
Our federal government is being pressured by Monsanto and pals to outlaw mandatory GMO labeling altogether. Let’s end the week with a bang and send a loud message to our members of Congress in DC.
Of course, people are encouraged to take action in any of these or other ways whenever they want. (We hope this gives you some ideas!) This coordinated week of action will help build momentum for June, an important month for both Massachusetts and Rhode Island before the summer.
Please share this action alert with your networks and be sure you check back at the websites and/or facebook pages for details each day during the Week of Action.
Thank you for joining with so many others to declare our right to chose what we eat and what we support with our food purchases.