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INDIANA: Tell Sen. Donnelly, No Compromise on GMO Labeling!

On March 1, your Senator, Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), who has accepted tens of thousands of dollars from agribusiness and animal drug companies like Indiana-based Eli Lilly, voted for the DARK Act, S.2609, the bill that would Deny Americans the Right to Know about GMOs.

CALL TODAY! Please call Sen. Joe Donnelly at (202) 224-4814 to tell her how disappointed you are that he voted for the DARK Act. Please ask him to oppose any compromise that would block or delay Vermont’s GMO labeling law.

Indiana voters overwhelmingly support mandatory labels on foods made with GMOs. The most recent poll found 83 percent of Indiana residents in support of GMO labels. A majority (85 percent) of these supporters said they believed that a label requirement was “very” or “somewhat important.”

That means Donnelly’s vote for the DARK Act is at odds with the majority of Indiana voters. Why would Donnelly vote against his constituents? It could have something to do with the $202.5K in donations that he’s accepted from agribusiness.

For far this year, Donnelly has received:

• $32,391 from Land O’ Lakes, whose subsidiary, Forage Genetics, partnered with Monsanto to bring us GMO alfalfa.
• $26,662 from Eli Lilly, owner of rBGH (Posilac), the genetically engineered bovine growth hormone developed by Monsanto to force dairy cows to over-produce milk.
• $15,000 from American Crystal Sugar, the number-one processor of Monsanto’s GMO sugar beets.
• $12,000 from Coca-Cola, which has spent $14,350,000 lobbying Congress to block GMO labels over the last two years (not counting campaign donations). Coca-Cola has also funded the campaigns against state initiatives to label GMOs. Washington State is currently prosecuting the Grocery Manufacturers Association for illegally concealing the sources of $11 million in contributions to oppose Initiative 522. Because of the State’s lawsuit, we now know that Coca-Cola used the GMA to hide more than $1 million.

We’ve got to remind Donnelly that he works for Indiana voters, not the corporations. How do we do that? With phone calls!

Please call Sen. Donnelly at 202-224-4814 today!

Thanks for taking action!

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