Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Cool Statue of Liberty T-shirt

Supporters of this effort to get genetically modified food products labeled get a really cool T-shirt...

For the past 20 years Americans have been denied the right to know what’s in their food, but that’s about to change! With your help, GMO labeling bills have passed in two separate states in the past month, but we're not stopping there! Right now we have Monsanto on the run, but we need your help to finish the job!
Please support Food Democracy Now! to speed our positive momentum to label GMOs. Food Democracy Now! supporters helped us make history in Connecticut. Already with your help:
  • We won in Connecticut: The breakthrough win in Connecticut overrode attempts by Connecticut Governor Malloy to water down the labeling bill and strategically turned the tide. We successfully mobilized over 40,000 phone calls to the Connecticut state legislature, driving them to pass the first labeling bill in the United States.
  • We won in Maine: Hot on the heels of Connecticut's historic victory, Maine passed the 2nd GMO labeling bill with a unanimous vote in the Senate and a 141 to 4 vote in the house. This decisive victory would not have happened without the support of people like you.
  • Together, we are going to win in Washington. The momentum is on our side, and Monsanto knows it. Now is the time to press our advantage, and we plan to do just that in Washington State.
While 64 other countries give people the right to know whether their food has been genetically engineered, Monsanto’s corporate lobbyists have manipulated U.S. regulations to deny this basic right to everyday Americans.
With your help, we will be taking the biotech bullies on once again in Washington where a labeling initiative is on the ballot this November. Last fall, Monsanto and the chemical and junk food industries outspent us nearly 6 to 1 to narrowly defeat labeling in California. Don’t let that happen again! State by state organizing is a smart investment to win today, and keep winning tomorrow.
We rely on donors like you all across the country to sustain our victories— we're truly a people powered movement. And it takes a lot of people to stand up to entrenched corporate interests like Monsanto. Your donation gives us the "oomph!" needed to rally the people and protect the public good.
All donors who donate over $50 will receive a Food Democracy Now! Lady Liberty GMO labeling T-shirt with President Obama’s famous 2007 promise to label GMOs to Iowa farmers. Now’s the time to make it happen! "