GOT THE WORD OUT – BUT HOUSE PASSES BILL – STAY TUNED FOR SENATE ACTIVITY

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 @ 05:07 PM
posted by Rudi

URGENT – PLEASE MAKE YOUR CALL – A BIG CHALLENGE but”never, never, never give up.”

On a fast track for a yes vote, the House of Representatives is poised to pass this so called “Orwellian Bill” on Thursday – called the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act” (H.R. 1599). It makes it illegal for states to pass common sense GMO labeling and, unamended, also prohibits states or counties from banning or regulating GMOs in any way. (YES, a version will be presented to the Senate also – not available yet.)

HOUSE VOTE

Please contact your representative directly (get the number here: from the House Members website www.house.gov ) or call the switch board to get connected to your Representative and express your opinion – 202-224-3121

Example Script: “Hi, I am _________. I strongly feel as a parent and consumer that I have a right to know what is in the food I buy and feed my family. I support mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. I strongly urge you to oppose House Bill 1599 – “the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act” -also known as the “Dark Act”. Thank you.”

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There is a Summary of Amendments that will be proposed on Thursday from the floor – see these below (#1 Below) : Note -the we as the POP Campaign continue to push for labeling of Baby Food – we will see if this amendment in any form goes through. (#2 Below- see our version)

See the Bill as it stands now:

During the past 3 years, more than 30 states have introduced bills or ballot initiatives to require GMO labeling. The Hawaiian vote on Maui is still being challenged – and mandatory GMO labeling laws have passed in Connecticut, Maine and Vermont. Our representatives want this off of the table for the Presidential election and other members running.

The POP Campaign and MOMS4POP personally support this particular exclusion form the bill seeking labeling on all baby food of”r children under the age of 5 ears and for pregnant moms -stay tuned for more on this later. Representative Lowery: Exempts baby food and infant formula that is labeled, marketed, or advertised for consumption by children under the age of two from the provisions of this bill.”

Thank You for your efforts and for your children – “….never, never, never give up.” from Winston Churchill.

 

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