Get On The Bus December 10!
The battle for the right to know if your food contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs) could come to a screeching halt with the signing of one bill in Congress.
We need to stop that bill in its tracks.
H.R. 4432—the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) ACT—was introduced by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) at the bidding of Monsanto, Big Food and the Koch Brothers. If passed, H.R. 4432 will strip your state of the right to pass a GMO labeling law.
The DARK ACT will have its first hearing on Capitol Hill, on December 10. If we don’t turn out in numbers to protest this bill, our voice could be silenced.
We’re organizing busloads of people to attend the hearing, followed by a rally and an organic lunch. But if we want to have an impact, if we want to attract the attention of Congress and the media, we need a minimum of 1000 people to be there.
Here’s how you can help. OCA will help pay for a bus from your state to Washington D.C., if you can fill the bus. Right now we have bus captains trying to fill buses in Pennsylvania, Central New Jersey, Detroit, Minneapolis, Chicago, Maine, West Virginia and Maryland. If you live in one of those areas, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our office at 218-226-4164.
If you live outside those areas, and want to organize a bus, please use the above contact information. To attend the protest, RSVP here and we’ll contact you if a bus is organized in your area.
This could be the most important action you’ve taken yet to protect your right to know about GMOs. We have all signed the petitions. We have all called our Congress members. But Monsanto and Big Food are running scared, and they will do everything in their power to pass this law.
We must do everything in our power to stop them.
Please get on the bus for GMO labeling on December 10!
Update: Sign up for the bus from Boston to the D.C. protest on Dec. 10!
The bus will also stop in Hartford, CT OR Providence, RI to pick up passengers, depending on interest.
What: Rally to protest HR 4432, a bill to kill states’ rights to label GMOs
When: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 9 a.m.
Where: Rayburn Office Building, Washington D.C.
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