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Genetic Engineering: Local Action Toolkit



July 19, 2006 Web Note:

This is an excellent resource put together by the folks at (Genetic Engineering Action Network) GEAN.  Pasted directly below is the table of contents from the toolkit site. _______________________________________

The Local Organizing Toolkit

The toolkit consists of: an introduction, acknowledgements, table of contents, and eight chapters. At the end of chapters 2, 5, 6, and 8 are sample materials to be downloaded separately.

All documents are in pdf format.

Download the Entire Toolkit http://www.geaction.org/toolkit.pdf

Introduction and Acknowledgements http://www.geaction.org/intro.pdf

Table of Contents http://www.geaction.org/toc.pdf

Chapter 1: Develop a Local Group http://www.geaction.org/chapter1.pdf

Chapter 2: Develop a Campaign Plan http://www.geaction.org/chapter2.pdf

Attachment: Strategy Development Charts http://www.geaction.org/chapter2a.pdf

Chapter 3: Get Media Coverage http://www.geaction.org/chapter3.pdf

Chapter 4: Local Fundraising and Special Events http://www.geaction.org/chapter4.pdf

Chapter 5: Local Resolutions http://www.geaction.org/chapter5.pdf

Attachment: GE-Free Zones Literature http://www.geaction.org/chapter5a.pdf

Attachment: VT Town Resolution Literature http://www.geaction.org/chapter5b.pdf

Chapter 6: rBGH-Free Dairies http://www.geaction.org/chapter6.pdf

Attachment: rBGH Brochure  http://www.geaction.org/chapter6a.pdf

Attachment: Health Care Without Harm Position on rBGH http://www.geaction.org/chapter6b.pdf

Attachment: rBGH Powerpoint Presentation http://www.geaction.org/chapter6c.ppt

Chapter 7: GM-Free Schools http://www.geaction.org/chapter7.pdf

Attachment: Sample Petition http://www.geaction.org/chapter7a.pdf

Chapter 8: GE-Free Farmers Markets http://www.geaction.org/chapter8.pdf

Attachment: GE-Free Graphic for Stall http://www.geaction.org/chapter8a.pdf

Attachment: Literature for Consumers http://www.geaction.org/chapter8b.pdf


Genetic Engineering Action Network News:

1. Local Organizing Toolkit Released on GEAN's website
2. GEAN Conference Planning


1. Local Organizing Toolkit Released on GEAN's website

The Local Organizing Toolkit, compiled by the Genetic Engineering Action Network (GEAN) is now available at http://www.geaction.org/new.html The Local Organizing Toolkit is a compilation of materials that can help individuals develop local groups; help established grassroots groups take on winnable, strategic campaigns; and bring together materials that will support the local efforts in communities throughout the United States.

The Local Organizing Toolkit consists of an introduction, acknowledgements, table of contents, and eight chapters: Develop a Local Group, Develop a Campaign Plan, Get Media Coverage, Local Fundraising and Special Events, Local Resolutions, rBGH-Free Dairies, GM-Free Schools, and GE-Free Farmers Markets.

Please note that GEAN affiliates are a diverse collection of organizations, and the statements and materials presented in this toolkit do not necessarily reflect those of all of GEAN's affiliate organizations. For a list of GEAN affiliates visit http://www.geaction.org/network.html

Check out the Local Organizing Toolkit! Visit http://www.geaction.org/new.html

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3. GEAN Conference: What are your ideas about a conference on genetic engineering?

We are planning for future GEAN Conferences and your ideas are welcome. Would you like to see a GEAN Conference in the region of the country that you live in? Do you know of volunteers that would want to work with GEAN to organize a conference to their city? What do you think should happen at a GEAN Conference?

Please send along ideas to Stephanie Weisenbach, GEAN National Coordinator, at Stephanie@geaction.org by July 31.

The Genetic Engineering Action Network (GEAN) seeks to support and further the work of those organizations and individuals working to address the risks to the environment, biodiversity and human health, as well as the socioeconomic and ethical consequences of genetic engineering.


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