GMO Labeling UPDATE March 2016

Updated March 16, 2016
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 week. 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 DARK Act,’ S.2609.

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 to ask them to vote ‘no’  on S. 2609.’
  • ‘I think mandatory GMO labeling is important so I have information to choose whether or not to eat GMOs.’

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.

NYS Senators

Charles Schumer & Kirsten Gillibrand Call the Capital Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to your Senators’s offices.

Tips

  • This issue is facing a vote this week. Please call to be sure your message reaches lawmakers.Call or email.
  • 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.