Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Letter writing/phoning campaign ready to start!

We have received word from Representative Phil Miller, the representative championing the GMO labeling bill, that it is time to start writing letters and calling our legislators to ask for support of GMO labeling.  Personally, I believe hard copies/hand written notes, make the strongest statement, but emails personally written (vs click and send) are very effective as well. A simple sentence like "Please support my right to know by supporting the GMO labeling bills" will suffice. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR PART IN HELPING TO GET FOODS CONTAINING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INGREDIENTS LABELED!

How to help pass GMO labeling legislation:

 Some of the ways you can get involved immediately are as follows:  (1) Call and e-mail your state representatives and senators and tell them to support GMO Labeling Legislation,  to locate your legislators go to this site: http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/cgafindleg.asp,
Also, please contact the governor’s office and ask for his support of GMO labeling. The contact information is Governor’s office: 860-566-4840, or 1-800-406-1527. And finally, it is imperative to contact House speaker, Brendan Sharkey.  The bill's fate will eventually rest in his hands. brendan.sharkey@cga.ct.gov.  His numbers are 1-800-842-1902 and 860-240-8500.  We don't have  bill numbers yet, but simply say, "Please ask the governor/speaker to support my right to know if GMOs are in my food, by supporting the labeling bills." (There will be 2 bills this year! One will require labeling of genetically engineered ingredients in baby formula and baby food, and the other will require labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients.)

 (2) Educate all your friends and neighbors about GMOs and inspire them to contact their legislators,  the speaker of the house, and the governor. (3) Host screenings of the documentary film by Jeffrey Smith, "Genetic Roulette" in your local library, religious institution, or other organization, (4) Ask your local stores, restaurants, yoga studios, religious institutions, farms, and anywhere else you frequent to stand with us and support our right to know (we will have endorsement letter they can sign as soon as we have bill number), (5) attend a local GMO Free CT meeting to unite with other likeminded individuals, and (6) Please like us at GMO Free CT on Facebook and visit our website at www.gmofreect.org
  GMO Free CT leaders are available to help you host screenings or meetings.


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