Heads Up! A Washington Legislative Alert – Act Now to Save Our Children Send a clear message to Congress by December 11th – Label GMOs
Thursday, December 3, 2015 @ 11:12 PM
Save Our Children and theirs…..Speak out for your family history….label their food, they need to know!
Call Today with a Clear Message: I join with the POP Campaign in asking that no GMO food labeling language be included in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill due, or any other legislation this year. (We support GMO labeling but this leaves GMO labeling voluntary at this time.) Call your legislators today…the Switchboard number is: (202) 224-3121. (NOTE: The operator will connect you to Congressional offices. Also, use social media, (Facebook, Twitter) to reach out to your legislators online and send the same message.) You CAN make a difference – Act Now!
December is a time when lots of shenanigans can take place in legislation and the legislative process. This year, Congress has a deadline of December 11 to pass an Omnibus Appropriations Bill to avoid a government shutdown. Republicans who have control of both the House and Senate know that shutting the government down, especially weeks before Christmas, can have devastating political consequences in the next election cycle and they do not want to see that happen. So timing is now!
The industry written legislation introduced by Congressman Pompeo (HR 1599 Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015) passed the House a few months ago. It does not yet have a Senate companion bill and is not likely to see passage by year’s end. Monsanto and its industry partners are pushing legislators to insert the core provisions of HR1599 – the state laws pre-emption and the voluntary labeling sections – into the must pass Omnibus bill.
Senator Stabenow, a ranking member on the Agriculture Committee, so far has not agreed to this insertion, but she needs more legislators in both the House and Senate to oppose the industry’s aggressive actions. These attempts are to use the Omnibus bill as their vehicle to shut down the state and local GMO labeling laws and to keep consumers in the dark about what is in our foods. Let’s stand up now and Save Our Children and theirs…..make this part of your family history….label their food, they need to know!
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Call your legislators today @ (202) 224-3121