OCA's Millions Against Monsanto campaign needs your financial support, but even more than that, we need your help recruiting the million or more anti-GMO activists necessary to power a national, multi-year effort to get GMO labels on the ballot in initiative states, through the legislatures in states that don't have ballot initiatives, and ultimately to change federal policy to make GMO labels the law of the land.
Monsanto has used its vast resources to hide its products from the public, crushing GMO labeling efforts by buying off state legislators, Congress, and the White House with campaign contributions. Monsanto's lobbying dollars have been used to send its lawyers and scientists through the revolving door into jobs as government regulators. Monsanto's financial power has infiltrated state and federal governments, along with trade associations, universities, research institutions, philanthropic organizations, and media outlets.
The best way to counter Monsanto is with people-power!
Your friends can join you in declaring support for labels on GMO food by signing the Millions Against Monsanto petition online: http://www.organicconsumers.org/monsanto/action.cfm
Help OCA gather petition signatures at your farmers market, local food store or festival.
If you can get permission to have a table or a clipboard with petitions in an area well-traveled by folks who might want to learn more about their food supply, you can help OCA to educate the public on the need for GMO labeling and grow our network of supporters for the campaign.
It's easy to download and print out petitions and leaflets on our Materials Page: http://www.organicconsumers.org/monsanto/materials.cfm
If you don't have access to a printer, we can send you a packet of materials to get you started. Just send an email using the form on our website, or call us at 218-226-4164.
You don't have to do it alone, either. Bring a friend who cares about food too. By gathering petition signatures, you will meet others who care about the campaign and want to get involved. Strategize with them on where to take the petition next.
Don't forget to send copies of your filled-out petitions back to the OCA! Mail to:
6771 South Silver Hill Dr
Finland MN, 55603
or fax to 218-353-7652
Another way to connect with other like-minded people is through the online networks of campaign supporters that we have been working hard to build. The number of Millions Against Monsanto supporters is growing by the thousands every week and now includes nearly 580,000 people. Please help recruit supporters by asking your friends to join the following networks:
285,000 Organic Bytes subscribers
111,000 people who "like" Organic Consumers Association on Facebook
110,000 people who "like Millions Against Monsanto on Facebook
54,000 supporters who have joined local Millions Against Monsanto Chapters
through Facebook Causes (Click on your state, then your congressional district)
19,000 followers on Twitter
700 subscribers on YouTube
Earlier this year, we set a goal of 2300 supporters in each of the 435 Millions Against Monsanto Chapters by World Food Day 2011 (October 16), a day of action for truth in labeling and our right to know about GMOs in our food. Join a World Food Day action or start your own.
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