Connecticut Needs Immediate Help to Pass a Mandatory GMO Labeling Law
Currently that would mandate labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This bill would give us the transparency that citizens of 50 other states, including all of Europe, Japan, Brazil, China, Australia, and New Zealand already enjoy.
We want the right to know what foods contain GMOs so that we may have the ability to choose whether or not to feed GMOs to our families. GMOs are in 80 to 90 percent of all the processed foods in America, yet most Americans have no idea when they are eating GMOs because of the lack of labeling. If you are eating processed food with derivatives of soy, corn, canola, cottonseed, or sugar beets, and that food has not been certified organic or verified as Non GMO by the Non GMO Project, then you are consuming GMOs. If CT HB 5117, the mandatory GMO labeling bill, is not called for a vote before May 9th, the bill will die.
Righttoknowct.org needs YOUR help to get this bill passed. Regardless of what state you live in, HB 5117 will affect you! If CT can lead the way for GMO labeling legislation, other states will follow. If this bill is defeated, it will deter other states from attempting to pass similar legislation and the Biotech industry will have yet another victory.
Below are action steps you can take to support the Connecticut GMO labeling bill.
Time is running out.
Righttoknowct.org needs your help now.
PLEASE CALL AND E-MAIL THE CT HOUSE LEADERSHIP URGING THEM TO CALL HB 5117 FOR A VOTE THIS WEEK
Speaker of the House:
House Majority Leader:
J. Brendan Sharkey (D)
1-800-842-1902 | (860) 240-8500
House Republican Leader:
Lawrence F. Cafero, Jr. (R)
TELL CONNECTICUT LEGISLATORS TO SUPPORT OUR RIGHT TO KNOW
Tell your legislators to vote in favor of CT HB 5117, a mandatory GMO labeling bill. Go towww.righttoknowct.org to send letters to CT legislators asking them to support the bill. Click on the link and it will only take minutes.
ATTEND THE RALLY ON FRIDAY, MAY 4TH, FROM 11:30 - 1:00 PM AT THE CAPITOL IN HARTFORD
You have a right to know what is in your food! Support the GMO labeling bill and Right to Know CT who will rally at the Capitol on Friday, May 4, from 11:30-1:00 pm, after which we will hand deliver the Right to Know petition to the legislature The rally will be held on the north side of the state Capitol building that overlooks the park, so let’s meet there. Come anytime from 11:30-1:00. Please prepare a sign or banner to help promote our mission, to get HB 5117 passed to mandate GMO labeling in our state. Please remember, this is a Pro-GMO labeling event, not a Non-GMO event, all signage should stay on message. Analiese Paik, Tara Cook-Littman, Bill Duesing, and Bob Burns among others will each make brief statements at the rally so passers-by and the media will hear the many reasons why GMO labeling is important for CT consumers. Please tell your legislators to attend the rally and show their support.
E-MAIL AND CALL GOVERNOR MALLOY
Governor Shumlin of Vermont has already succumbed to the pressures of Monsanto and is refusing to support Vermont's GMO labeling bill, we CAN NOT allow this to happen in CT. E-mail and call Governor Malloy in CT and tell him to support our right to know and support CT HB 5117. Tell Governor Malloy that CT is not alone, the country stands behind Connecticut's efforts to mandate GMO labeling. Governor Malloy www.governor.ct.gov (click contact link to send e-mail)1-860-566-4840 / 1800-406-1527
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