Last spring Congress passed the Monsanto Protection Act in a must pass six month Continuing Resolution spending bill that is set to expire at the end of this month on September 30th.
Unfortunately, right now House Republicans are trying to get the Monsanto Protection Act extended by introducing the same language as the previous continuing resolution.
The good news is that several members of Congress are working hard to strip the Monsanto Protection Act from the spending bill. The vote is scheduled to take place as early as this morning and we need your help to make sure it doesn't pass.
We've had an overwhelming response on making calls but need to keep up the pressure this morning! Please sign and Make a Call today!
3. We've confirmed that a bill to try to pre-empt state GMO labeling efforts will be introduced by Congressman Fred Upton's (R-MI), who is the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. If you support GMO labeling at the state level, please let his office know you disapprove of any bill that would steal state's rights to label GMOs - call (202) 225-3761.
The passage of the Monsanto Protection Act was the last straw for millions of Americans and citizens worldwide who are outraged over the continued corruption of our democratic institutions, the contamination of our environment and Monsanto’s relentless march to take over of our food supply.
The Monsanto Protection Act has been called the most outrageous corporate handout in recent history. You were one of the 300,000 Food Democracy Now! members that asked Congress and the White House to prevent it from becoming law last March and we need your help to repeal it today! Because of you, the effort to stop the secret provision has now become the rallying cry of a growing movement of everyday citizens around the world who are committed to stopping the corporate takeover of our food supply.
Right now is the critical window where we need to stand together to stop Monsanto and these corrupt corporations from trying to betray our basic democratic rights once again.
Please stand with us to help stop Monsanto, DuPont and the biotech seed and chemical companies from corrupting our laws and democratic process.
Remember, democracy is like a muscle, either you use it or you lose it!
Thanks for participating in food democracy,
Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! team