WASHINGTON DC NEEDS TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Our elected officials in Washington DC need to hear from you today! Every phone call, every e-mail matters. There are two urgent calls to action. (1) The Grocery Manufactures Association is trying to kill GMO labeling, and (2) The Obama administration is trying to fast track the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a potentially devastating trade agreement, by removing any oversight by Congress.
Please contact Senators Blumenthal and Murphy along with your Representative and deliver the following messages: ”(1) Please protect the CT GMO Labeling law and reject the Grocery Manufacturer’s proposed labeling bill, (2) Vote NO on fast track for the TPP and (3) Please speak to your colleagues and urge them to do the same. See below for contact information.
Don’t let the Grocery Manufacturers Association Destroy the CT GMO Labeling Law!
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is trying to destroy our GMO labeling law. The opposition is scared, we are winning and they know it. Two states have passed GMO labeling laws and countless others are working to follow our lead. Rather than being reasonable and giving the American people the transparency in food labeling that we deserve, they are trying to preempt states from being able to pass strong GMO labeling laws.
The GMA bill would make it illegal for states to pass GMO labeling laws. In addition, the proposed bill stipulates that GMOs would be allowed in foods labeled as natural in direct conflict with the CT GMO labeling law which prevents manufacturers from using the natural label if the product contains GMOs. Read the entire story here http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/gmo-labeling-bill-101853.html.
Please contact your senators and representative today and tell them we want a strong GMO labeling law and that the GMA proposed bill is unacceptable. Please also remind them that until the Federal government acts to protect its citizens, states have every right to pass GMO labeling laws and that right should be preserved.
The GMA’s proposed bill is a direct attack on the GMO labeling law we fought so hard to pass last summer. We can not give up now! We must do everything in our power to protect the hard work of our CT legislators. It is essential that our elected officials hear from us today. Please call and e-mail your Representative and Senator, contact information is below.
Expose the TPP and Stop Fast Track
Fast track is the mechanism that will allow the Obama administration to circumvent constitutional checks and balances and get the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) through Congress without any input from the citizens of the United States or our elected officials.
There are very serious concerns if the TPP should become a reality it will have the following consequences: (1) undermine democratic process by allowing corporations to sue governments in secretive international tribunals, (2) Restrict, police, and censor the Internet, (3) stifling free speech and innovation, (4) Radically decrease access to affordable medicine, (5) Circumvent protections for workers and the environment. (6) Expand economic inequality, (7) Prevent corporations from properly labeling genetically modified food.
Please call your senators and representative today and tell them to vote NO on fast track.
If you would like to learn more about the TPP and how to stop fast track check out Activate CT.
Thank you for your ongoing dedication to our food freedom!
CONNECTICUT REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS
John Larson – 1st District
(202) 225-2265 – Washington, D.C.
(860) 278-8888 – Hartford
Joe Courtney – 2nd District
(202) 225-2076 – Washington, D.C.
(860) 886-0139 – Norwich
(860) 741-6011 – Enfield
Rosa Delauro – 3rd District
(202) 225-3661 – Washington, D.C.
(203) 562-3718 – New Haven
Jim Himes – 4th District
(202) 225-5541 – Washington, D.C.
(866) 453-0028 – Bridgeport
(203) 353-9400 – Stamford
Elizabeth Esty – 5th District
(202) 225-4476 – Washington, D.C.
(860) 223-8412 – New Britain
(860) 258-6940 – Hartford
(203) 330-0598 – Bridgeport
(202) 224-2823 – Washington
(860) 549-8463 – Hartford
(202) 224-4041 – Washington, D.C