US citizens only have 6 days to stop the chemical companies from taking away the GMO labels that they’ve fought so hard to get
American citizens, please take urgent action to protect GMO labelling in the US.
Dear Senators: Leave our GMO labels alone. We’ve waited 20 years for this
GMO Free USA, 17 June 2016
Time to light up their phones!
We've only got 6 days to stop the chemical companies from taking away the GMO labels that we've fought so hard to get. Senators Stabenow and Roberts are dropping their QR code/toll free number bill in the Senate any minute - it will replace those simple words on the package.
We've waited 20 YEARS for these labels that give us the freedom to choose. Call, email, snail-mail, tweet, and post on the Facebook pages of your Senators to let them know that GMO labeling is finally here... the sky is not falling, the grocery stores aren't running out of food, food prices haven't gone up, and farmers aren't going out of business. We FINALLY have the same information that over 4.5 billion people in 64 other countries already have – clear, easy-to-read, on-package GMO labels.
Adding insult to injury is the fact that as these U.S. companies have finally agreed to listen to consumers who want more information about their food, the same companies have been forced to admit that their claim for the past 20 years that GMO labeling would cause food prices to rise was just a BIG FAT LIE. All of these companies have recently released statements confirming that they will not be raising their prices because of GMO labeling.
If we don't act NOW, the GMO labels that are on the shelves in our local stores will become collector's items -- banned by the greedy chemical companies and relegated to the dustbin of history! Can you help?
Call, email, and tweet your Senators TODAY! Then share this post to your Senators' pages.
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Together, we can light up the switchboard and make our voices heard. Dial (202) 224-3121 to connect to the U.S. Capitol Switchboard. Senate operators will connect you directly to your Senators' offices. Tell your Senators to stand up and protect Vermont's law and your right to know what's in your food!
Sample script: "Dear Senator (your Senators' name), We've waited 20 years for GMO labeling in the U.S. and, thanks to Vermont, we finally have it. As we speak, there are millions and millions of packages on the shelves in our grocery stores across the U.S. that are labeled. DO NOT interfere with the implementation of Vermont's MANDATORY labeling law. The will of the people must be protected."
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