This week on December 10th HR 4432 is up for a hearing in Washington. Otherwise known as “The DARK Act” for Deny Americans Right-to-Know this bill, if passed, will kill all of our GMO labeling efforts in Connecticut and more! If passed, it would:
- Prevent states from adopting their own GMO labeling laws
- Block any attempt by states to make it illegal for food companies to put a “natural” label on products that contain GM ingredients
- Prevent the Food and Drug Administration from requiring companies to label GM ingredients and instead continue a failed “voluntary” labeling policy
Let’s shine our light on this DARK Act by lighting up the Capitol Hill phones on December 10th, starting at 9 AM. Find your senator here and your representative here.
You may use the following sample script or your own words:
“Hello, my name is [FIRST NAME, LAST NAME] and I live in [CITY, STATE]. I couldn’t attend today’s protest against H.R. 4432, a bill that would preempt states’ rights to label GMOs, but I am calling to ask [NAME OF CONGRESS PERSON] to reject H.R. 4432 and to support states’ rights to pass mandatory GMO labeling laws. Thank you.”
If you are able to attend the rally, that’s even better. For more information on the rally, check here.
Let’s use our voices to make a difference once again!
Thank you for your efforts.