Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Food and Water Watch has organized Campaign Action Meetings in 5 cities in Washington

 Food and Water Watch has organized Campaign Action Meetings in 5 cities in Washington to build a grassroots base to win the campaign to label GMO foods. They're calling the campaign "Let Me Decide". These meetings are a great way to plug in to this effort!

Here's a list of all the upcoming meetings:
Tuesday, January 22nd, 7:00-8:00 pm
Good Shepherd Center, Room 202 
4649 Sunnyside Ave North, Seattle, WA 98103

Wednesday, January 23rd, 7:00-8:00 pm
SoulFood Books
15748 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052

Wednesday, January 23, 6:30-7:30 pm
Spokane Downtown Library, Meeting Room 1A
906 W Main Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

Thursday, January 24th, 6:30-8:30 pm 
Cascade Park Community Library
600 Northeast 136th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98694

Wednesday, January 30th, 6:00-7:00 pm
Moore Branch Public Library
215 South 56th St., Tacoma, WA 98408

Here's more information from Food and Water Watch:

There could not be a more exciting time to be working on the issue of labeling genetically engineered food here in Washington. GE labeling will be up for a vote on the ballot in November and the fight has already begun. To learn more and get involved, join us for one of our "Let Me Decide" Campaign Action Meetings.

Recently, over 350,000 petitions signed by concerned citizens of Washington were delivered to get the issue of GE labeling on the ballot. Now, all eyes are on Washington.

GE foods are largely untested and potentially unsafe, and what's worse, they've been on the shelves of our grocery stores for over 15 years without our knowledge or consent. We all have the right to know what we are eating and make our own decisions about what we are feeding our families.

We think this is a basic, common sense right but agribusiness companies, like Monsanto, are sure to spend millions trying to mislead voters about this initiative. We can win if we act now to lay a strong groundwork of support for the initiative, so that next fall Washington voters know the facts and stand up for their right to know.

We can start now by taking action locally. The best way to get involved with this grassroots movement for a just, transparent food system is to come out to a "Let Me Decide" Campaign Action Meeting.

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