GMO Red Alert California… Phone Sacramento Right Now That You Want GMO Labeling…

 

Yesterday we saw intense, behind-the-scenes, shady lobbying tactics from Monsanto and the biotech industry in Sacramento as they fought to kill GMO labeling in California. Yesterday there was a floor vote on SB 1381 and it needs just 2 more votes to pass – but we need your help today!

The vote late last night was 19 to 17 in favor SB 1381, but the bill NEEDS 21 VOTES to pass! Senator Noreen Evans has called for a reconsideration vote of the bill and we will have a FINAL VOTE TODAY.

Right now we only need two votes to go in favor of consumers’ right to know to win a mandatory labeling law in California. We need you to take action right away.

Demand that these Senators stand up for the people they represent and not the corporations that stand to benefit from keeping GMOs hidden.

Urgent: Tell these Senators to VOTE YES on SB 1381 to label GMOs in California.

1. Senator Block (D) San Diego – 916 651 4039

2. Senator Hill (D) San Mateo – 916 651 4013

3. Senator Correa (D) Santa Ana – 916 651 4034

4. Senator Roth (D) Riverside - 916 651 4031

5. Senator Wyland (R) Carlsbad - 916 651 4038

6. Senator Walters (R) Irvine – 916 651-4037

7. Senator Huff (R) Diamond Bar – 916 651-4029

8. Senator Hernandez (D) West Covina – (916) 651-4024

9 Senator Morrell (R) Rancho Cucamonga – (916) 651-4023

10. Senator Gaines (R) – (916) 651-4001

A quick phone call right now can change the fate of how our food is being produced and our fundamental right to know about the food we eat and feed our children.

Below is a list of the California State Senators that VOTED NO on SB 1381 yesterday to deny labeling of genetically engineered foods to their constituents in California. Please call them and ask them to switch their vote to YES on SB 1381 and remind them who they work for!

Also, click on this image below and share it with ALL your Friends on Facebook – Let them know who stood against their right to know what’s in their food in California!

Copy this link for the image to share: https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.fooddemocracynow.org/images/FDNCAsb1381CallSenators_1b1.jpg

This is an all hands on deck moment and California needs your voice today!

Yes, we understand that we have sent 3 emails in the past 24 hours and apologize for any inconvenience, but today, your voice and that of your friends could make all the difference!

Thanks again for participating in food democracy,

Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! team


YESTERDAY’s 2nd Alert:

Urgent vote on California Senate floor now! PHONE CALLS NEEDED

A few moments ago, after intense behind the scenes lobbying from Monsanto and the biotech industry, Senator Noreen Evans called for a vote on SB 1381, a bill that would require labeling of genetically engineered foods in the state of California.

Incredibly, the vote TIED at 16 votes Yes to 16 vote Against. WE need You to make a call Now!

Right now the vote is still live on the Senate calendar until the end of the day and we need you to take urgent action to contact your Senator in the below districts.

The below Senators were either not present when the vote was taken or voted No, please contact them to Vote Yes on SB 1381 to labeling GMOs.

Tell your Senator — it’s time to speak up for our right to know what we are really eating – VOTE YES on SB 1381. Please contact your state senator today.

1. Senator Marty Block (D), District 39, San Diego
(916) 651-4039
Room 4090, State Capitol

2. Senator Lou Correa (D), District 34, Santa Ana
(916) 651-4034
Room 5064, State Capitol

3. Senator Ed Hernandez (D), District 24, West Covina
(916) 651-4024
Room 2080, State Capitol

4. Senator Jerry Hill (D), District 24, San Mateo 
(916) 651-4013
Room 2080, State Capitol

5. Senator Cathleen Galgiani (R), District 5, Stockton
(916) 651-4005
Room 2059, State Capitol,

6. Senator Richard Roth (D), District 31, Riverside
(916) 651-4031
Room 4034, State Capitol

7. Senator Norma Torres (D), District 32 – Pomona
(916) 651-4032
Room 2048, State Capitol

8. Senator Darrell Steinberg (D), District 06 – Capitol Region
(916) 651-4006
Room 205, State Capitol

9.Senator Lois Wolk (D), District 03 – Davis
(916) 651-4003
Room 5114, State Capitol

To Find your Senator and Find out How they voted on SB 1381 click here:

http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/go/1292?t=11&akid=1248.609506.lsxatO

This is an all hands on deck moment and California needs your voice today!

Thanks again for participating in food democracy,

Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! team


Previous alert from Earlier today:

Earlier this month, Vermont’s Governor signed the first no strings attached GMO labeling bill into law. This follows passage of labeling bills last year in Connecticut and Maine. Now it’s California’s turn to help lead the way.

Right now the California Senate is debating a bill that would label GMO foods in CA! The bill is in the most difficult phase: getting on to the Senate floor!  Ask your Senator TODAY to vote YES in support of SB 1381.

Click here if you believe that genetically engineered food should be labeled and that you have a Right to Know what’s in your food no matter what Monsanto and giant chemical companies say. Every voice counts!

http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/go/1291?t=14&akid=1248.609506.lsxatO

Already opposition lobbyists from Monsanto and the giant biotech seed and chemical industry are working behind the scenes to kill GMO labeling in California and Washington DC and we need your help today to help!  Let’s finish what we started with Prop 37!

In 2012, more than 6 million Californians helped make history when they voted for GMO labeling during Prop 37. Unfortunately, due to an onslaught of deceptive ads and more than $46 million spent by Monsanto, DuPont and Big Food companies, Prop 37 narrowly lost on election night.

It’s time to fight back! Right now California state legislators are on the verge of voting for legislation that would make labeling of genetically engineered foods in California a reality. Please stand alongside millions of California mothers, farmers and activists to finish what we started!

Click here if you think you have a Right to Know what’s in your food!

Already citizens in more than 60 countries enjoy the basic right of knowing if their food has been genetically engineered in a laboratory. But for the past 20 years Americans have been denied this democratic right because of powerful special interests of Big Food, the biotech industry and agribusiness lobbyists.

You can help change that today! Activists across California have been working hard for the past several years trying to pass reasonable legislation that would give this basic information to consumers about their food.

Join Food Democracy Now! in telling your elected officials that you care about GMO labeling and want to see them act immediately to pass this bill into law. Every voice counts!

The issue of labeling has never been more important!

Passing GMO labeling in California is urgent.

Right now, 13 new GMO crops are awaiting approval at the USDA, including Monsanto’s 2,4-D Agent Orange corn and the “Botox” GMO apple.

At the same time, the FDA is getting ready to approve genetically engineered salmon. If approved, AquaBounty’s GMO salmon would be the first genetically engineered animal allowed on the market and it would appear on your plates unlabeled! Without a bill on GMO labeling, you’ll continue to be left in the dark feeding yourself and your family.

Aside from eating organic food, the only way to guarantee that you’re not eating GMOs or feeding your family genetically engineered foods is to make sure that they’re properly labeled. Join us today to gain that right for you, your family and everyone in California.

Tell your friends and elected officials that you have a Right to Know and pass a GMO labeling bill – help California lead the way! Every voice counts!

http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/go/1291?t=19&akid=1248.609506.lsxatO

Currently more than 25 states are working to pass GMO labeling legislation in 2014. California is one of those states and with your help, we can make history.

Remember, democracy is like a muscle… either use it or lose it!

Thanks for participating in food democracy,

Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! team
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