Friday, August 23, 2013

Welcome Message: I-522 Volunteers Media List

Hello wonderful volunteers!  Thank you so much for offering to call some reporters for us.  We send out weekly press releases to over 700 reporters and we need your help to follow up with some phone calls.  

Step 1 - go to our media contact info spreadsheet. (To participate, sign up here)

Step 2 - Look at the media contact list, and pick a reporter with a listed phone number, and give them a call.  

Here is an example of what you could say: 

Hi, my name is Sarah Stolar and I am calling to ask if you received the press release about the Washington state speaking tours for Pamm Larry and Howard Vlieger being organized by I-522 GMO grassroots groups?  Are you interested in interviewing Pamm, Howard, or a grassroots leader?  I feel this is a really important story because... (ex - The speaking tours will raise awareness of I-522, which will require GMO's/GE foods to be labeled and as a Mom, and I feel that every mom should have a chance to learn about GMO's so that they can be educated about what they feed their kids.) If the mood is right, talk about why you are involved in this issue.

Step 3 - Once you have called a reporter, please make a note of it in the "Date called/Name of caller" column.  We are asking that each volunteer call at least 10 reporters, as soon as possible.  If you would like to do more, please feel free!

Thank you all so much for offering your help.  We need it!  Please let us know if you have any questions at all in the comments below.

Press Releases

SEATTLE, WA (August 19, 2013) Washington grassroots volunteers for I-522 have asked Pamm Larry, the initial instigator of the genetically engineered labeling act in California, and Iowa Farmer Howard Vlieger (R) to participate in a statewide speaking tour in September to educate voters on GMO Food Labeling issues and help organize the grassroots troops. Annmarie Gianni Skin Care and Good Earth Natural Foods are funding the fall tour.

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