Posted by Dave on October 23, 2012
On November 6, Californians will vote on Prop 37, which would require all genetically modified foods to be clearly labeled. This is a historic campaign – it would mean that for the first time in the United States, consumers would have the right to know what’s in the food they eat and feed to their families.
Nearly one million Californians signed their names to put the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act – aka Prop 37 - on the ballot, and over 90% of Americans say they support labeling GMOs.
That’s the good news.
The bad news is that the world's largest pesticide and junk food companies, led by Monsanto, DuPont and Dow Chemical, have committed over $40 million to defeating our efforts.
Right now their ads are bombarding the airways in California trying to confuse California voters. And it's working. In the past week our poll numbers have dropped from 61% to 48%. We're up against $1 million dollars being spent a day on misleading attack ads from Monsanto and DuPont and we need to fight back now!
That’s why we need your help.
Click here to Volunteer for our national phone bank to help us reach 1 million more Californians before Election Day, November 6!
As you know, Prop 37 is a common sense ballot measure that will require food sold in California to be labeled if it contains genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs) and not allow foods that contain GMOs to be marketed as "natural". Right now Monsanto is scared as hell that we're going to win and that's why they're spending $1 million a day to defeat us.
It makes you wonder, what they have to hide?
Across the country, passionate volunteers and supporters are joining together to make sure that Proposition 37 becomes law this November.
Join our efforts and sign up to volunteer for our Right to Know today!
For decades, companies like Monsanto and Dow have stopped efforts to inform consumers about what they eat. But now, with your help, we can defeat them! It’s time for the U.S. to join 61 other countries that already require labeling, but it won’t happen without your help.
We’re in the home stretch and we need your help today – 14 days until victory! As goes California, goes the nation.
If you can't make calls yourself, please pass this on to your friends and family members who would be interested as well.
Together we know we can overcome the opposition’s dirty money campaign - help put us over the top by making a call for GMO labeling today!
Thanks for participating in food democracy,
Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Action! Team
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