From Organic Consumers Association
In June, Congress will hold its first vote on a bill that could take away your state’s right to pass a GMO labeling law—and your right to know about GMOs in your food. Forever.
Can you join California’s March Against Monsanto actions on May 23, in Eureka?
These actions are essential to stop HR 1599, the bill that sponsor Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) ironically calls “The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act.” Pompeo’s bill proposes nothing if not inaccurate labeling of foods—by preventing you from ever learning which foods may contain GMOs.
Critics of the bill have dubbed it the DARK Act, aka “Deny Americans the Right-to-Know” Act. Because that’s exactly what it does.
The first vote on the DARK Act will take place in a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
California has five U.S. Representatives on that committee: Anna Eshoo, representing the area just southwest of San Jose, including Palo Alto; Lois Capps, representing San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria; Doris Matsui, representing Sacramento; Jerry McNerney, representing Antioch and Stockton; and Tony Cardenas, representing part of Los Angeles.
We need to make sure that Reps. Eshoo, Capps, Matsui, McNerney and Cardenas know how important is to their California constituents that they vote against the DARK Act.
The best way to do that is to make sure we get huge turnout at these March Against Monsanto events on May 23rd.