RED ALERT: Right now a handful of members of Congress are trying to sneak a legislative rider into a must pass spending bill in a backroom deal – Stop Monsanto's GMO Trolls in Congress – Every voice counts!
This is it. Literally. The next 48 hours could decide whether Americans will win GMO labeling OR have transparency and freedom in our food supply, permanently stolen by a legislative trick known as a policy rider that is designed to preempt states’ rights and make it illegal for states to pass common sense GMO labeling bills, like Connecticut, Maine and Vermont have already successfully done.
As a result of our movement's recent successes and in a desperate effort to kill the growing national GMO labeling movement, a handful of Senators and Representatives are working desperately to sneak a rider in the must pass spending bill – called the Omnibus – that will turn the lights out on freedom, democracy and transparency in both our food and our political systems. Rumors from DC are that they are trying to wrap up negotiations this weekend.
We need to make sure they hear – Loud and Clear – that we won’t allow them to steal our basic democratic rights to protect Monsanto’s toxic profits.
1. Make a call today! This deal – the ultimate Monsanto Protection Act – could pass in the next 48 hours and we need your help today! Click here to tell your Senators to support mandatory GMO labeling and to stand up for your rights and the Constitution!
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Deja Monsanto Vu~ 2013 Congress Passes The Monsanto Protection Act
A little History Lesson: We’ve been here before! A little over 2 years ago, Monsanto lobbyists successfully snuck in a rider, which Food Democracy Now! called the Monsanto Protection Act, into an emergency must pass spending bill, a continuing resolution (CR) that only funded the government for 6 months because Congress now is so broken it can't even accomplish its basic business functions, like creating a budget, without the help of corporate lobbyists. They then use these intentionally manufactured spending emergencies to attach outrageous corporate loophole protections like the Monsanto Protection Act.
Despite overwhelming opposition, both chambers of Congress allowed the Monsanto Protection Act to pass and President Obama signed it into law in March of 2013.
Food Democracy Now! members like you were so outraged that you made more than 100,000 phone calls to the Congress and the White House and generated more than 250,000 signatures opposing the Monsanto Protection Act, which we then flew to DC and delivered to the White House. It was a moment that captured the attention of the White House and Congress and the world and made it clear that the People would not tolerate special interests, like Monsanto, to write our laws. Six months later, this unconstitutional loophole protecting Monsanto's profits was removed from the next budget bill – all thanks to action by people like you!
Remember, democracy is like a muscle, either you use it or you lose it!
Thanks for participating in food democracy,
Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! team