If you want GMO labeling, contact your Senators now!
The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act passed the House of Representatives in July. It will go to a vote in the Senate this month. If signed into law, it would:
- Block GMO labeling by establishing barriers to a national mandatory labeling system.
- Undermine the public will by nullifying GMO labeling laws passed in Vermont, Connecticut and Maine.
- Preempt states from passing future GMO labeling laws. Organizations opposing this bill dubbed it the DARK (“Denying Americans the Right-to-Know”) Act. We agree this bill would deny Americans the right to know whether GMOs are in our food.
Read more about the issue here.
Want mandatory GMO labeling? Tell your Senator to reject The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act.
First time caller? Here’s how it’s done:
1. Jot down a few points. Write a script to reference when you call. A few ideas:
- ‘Hi, I’m a constituent of Senator Schumer/Gillibrand. I’m calling about The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act.’
- ‘I think mandatory GMO labeling is important so I have information to choose whether or not to eat GMOs.’
- ‘SAFLA allows companies to conceal GMO ingredients, and rolls back the labeling laws that were democratically passed in several states.’
2. Make the call. Lawmakers’ staff are there to listen! They will listen to your viewpoint and convey it to your representative—they will not debate or challenge you.
Charles Schumer (716) 846-4111 Visit schumer.senate.gov to email the senator
Kirsten Gillibrand (716) 854-9725 Visit gillibrand.senate.gov to email the senator
- Call or email. Government mail is safety screened which means letters may not reach lawmakers in time.
- Don’t be shy. Your call or email will be answered by a friendly staffer trained to listen, not debate.
- Make it personal. Describe how this issue would affect you and your family, business or community.