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MINNESOTA: Tell Sen. Klobuchar, No DARK Act! No Compromise!

The campaign donations from Minnesota-based food giants, including General Mills, Land O’ Lakes, Hormel, American Crystal Sugar, and the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative, to Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-N.D.) are paying off.

On March 1, in the Senate Agriculture Committee, Sen. Klobuchar voted for the DARK Act, S.2609, the bill to Deny Americans the Right to Know about GMOs.

CALL TODAY! Please call Sen. Klobuchar at 202-224-3244 to tell her how disappointed you are that she voted for the DARK Act. Please ask her to oppose any compromise that would block or delay Vermont’s GMO labeling law.

Given the campaign cash she’s taken from agribusiness, it’s little wonder that Klobuchar would support the DARK Act rather than allow laws like Vermont’s that require on-package GMO labels to take effect.

Please call Sen. Klobuchar at 202-224-3244.

Political pundits have pointed to Klobuchar as a possible vice-presidential pick for Hillary Clinton if she were to win the Democratic nomination. Clinton is a big fan of Monsanto and GMOs. A 2013 Food & Water Watch report revealed that under Clinton, the U.S. State Department conducted a "concerted strategy to promote agricultural biotechnology overseas, compel countries to import biotech crops and foods they do not want, and lobby foreign governments—especially in the developing world—to adopt policies to pave the way to cultivate biotech crops." Clinton also opposes mandatory GMO labels and prefers voluntary labeling schemes like SmartLabel.

Klobuchar also has an important role in nominating the next Supreme Court justice and has even been talked about as a nominee herself.

The national attention Klobuchar is receiving should make her more responsive to public opinion, but so far she’s decided to side with the corporations.

We need to flood her office with phone calls, to let her know that voters don’t want to be sold down the river like this! Please call Sen. Klobuchar at 202-224-3244.

Thanks for taking action!


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