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published Yes on 37 Weekly Alerts 2012-09-17 09:16:27 -0700

Yes on 37 Weekly Alerts

As the campaign heats up, we want to keep you up to date with the biggest and most important updates each week. 

 

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published When is my ballot due? in FAQ 2012-09-12 10:36:44 -0700

When is my ballot due?

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Your ballot must be returned to your county elections office by 8pm on Election Day. You can either mail it in or return it in person. If you mail it in, it is recommended that you drop it in the mail no later than the Wednesday BEFORE the Tuesday election.

 

Please join our campaign right now to become a part of our grassroots movement. By signing up and taking action, you become the backbone of an entirely different type of statewide campaign – a campaign led by tens of thousands of people like you who just want to know what’s in our food. Vote YES on Prop 37.


published What is emergency vote-by-mail? in FAQ 2012-09-12 10:36:40 -0700

What is emergency vote-by-mail?

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During the 6 days before the election - and on Election Day - you may go to the office of your County Elections Official, apply for and vote an emergency vote-by-mail ballot at that office.  Emergency Vote-By-Mail ballots are only issued in person - please contact your County Elections Official to learn more.

 

Please join our campaign right now to become a part of our grassroots movement. By signing up and taking action, you become the backbone of an entirely different type of statewide campaign – a campaign led by tens of thousands of people like you who just want to know what’s in our food. Vote YES on Prop 37.


published Who can vote by mail in California? in FAQ 2012-09-12 10:35:38 -0700

Who can vote by mail in California?

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Anyone can vote by mail in California. Whether you are temporarily living out of state, cannot get to the polls on election day or just find it easier to vote from the privacy of your living room, if you are registered to vote then you are allowed to vote by mail. Voting by mail in California is also referred to as early voting or absentee voting.

 

Please join our campaign right now to become a part of our grassroots movement. By signing up and taking action, you become the backbone of an entirely different type of statewide campaign – a campaign led by tens of thousands of people like you who just want to know what’s in our food. Vote YES on Prop 37.


Where can I pick up a voter registration form?

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You can pick up a voter registration form at your county elections office, local library or U.S. post office.

 

Please join our campaign right now to become a part of our grassroots movement. By signing up and taking action, you become the backbone of an entirely different type of statewide campaign – a campaign led by tens of thousands of people like you who just want to know what’s in our food. Vote YES on Prop 37.


published When will I receive my ballot? in FAQ 2012-09-12 10:34:25 -0700

When will I receive my ballot?

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If you are a permanent Vote by Mail voter, you will likely receive your ballot about three weeks before the election – ballots are typically mailed out by counties 29 days prior to the election.

 

Please join our campaign right now to become a part of our grassroots movement. By signing up and taking action, you become the backbone of an entirely different type of statewide campaign – a campaign led by tens of thousands of people like you who just want to know what’s in our food. Vote YES on Prop 37.


Where can I find the information for all of the propositions in California for the November 2012 election?

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The California Online Voter Guide is a non-partisan guide that lists all propositions, state and federal candidates for the state of California.  You can learn the facts about Proposition 37 and our simple plan to label foods that contain genetically-engineered ingredients here.

 

Please join our campaign right now to become a part of our grassroots movement. By signing up and taking action, you become the backbone of an entirely different type of statewide campaign – a campaign led by tens of thousands of people like you who just want to know what’s in our food. Vote YES on Prop 37.


What would happen if this type of contamination were to occur between genetically modified and non-genetically modified organisms?

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If contamination between genetically modified organisms and non-genetically modified organisms were to happen, it could negatively impact the economy for farmers and food companies, as well as the overall market.

 

Please join our campaign right now to become a part of our grassroots movement. By signing up and taking action, you become the backbone of an entirely different type of statewide campaign – a campaign led by tens of thousands of people like you who just want to know what’s in our food. Vote YES on Prop 37.


What happens when I register to vote in California?

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When the Office of the Registrar of Voters receives your voter registration card, they enter your information, including the image of your signature into their voter database. Then your information is sent to the Secretary of State, which verifies it against the DMV or Social Security records. This comparison normally takes 5 business days. If the comparison is successful, you are eligible to vote!

 

Please join our campaign right now to become a part of our grassroots movement. By signing up and taking action, you become the backbone of an entirely different type of statewide campaign – a campaign led by tens of thousands of people like you who just want to know what’s in our food. Vote YES on Prop 37.


published Who can register to vote in California? in FAQ 2012-09-12 10:30:17 -0700

Who can register to vote in California?

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You can register to vote in California if you are a citizen of the United States, a resident of the state of California, 18 years old or above by Election Day, are not in prison or county jail while serving a state jail sentence above one year and are not found to be mentally incompetent in a court of law. 

 

Please join our campaign right now to become a part of our grassroots movement. By signing up and taking action, you become the backbone of an entirely different type of statewide campaign – a campaign led by tens of thousands of people like you who just want to know what’s in our food. Vote YES on Prop 37.


published How do I find my polling place? in FAQ 2012-09-12 10:29:05 -0700

How do I find my polling place?

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You can find your polling location by clicking here.

 

Please join our campaign right now to become a part of our grassroots movement. By signing up and taking action, you become the backbone of an entirely different type of statewide campaign – a campaign led by tens of thousands of people like you who just want to know what’s in our food. Vote YES on Prop 37.


What documents do I need to have to be able to register to vote?

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To register to vote in California, you will need either your California driver license or identification number - if you have one - or the last four digits of your social security number. If you do not have any of these numbers, the state will assign you a unique identification number.

 

Please join our campaign right now to become a part of our grassroots movement. By signing up and taking action, you become the backbone of an entirely different type of statewide campaign – a campaign led by tens of thousands of people like you who just want to know what’s in our food. Vote YES on Prop 37.


What countries currently require GMO labeling?

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More than 40 countries, including Australia, Brazil, China, India, Russia, Japan, Spain and the UK, require genetically engineered foods to be labeled. The United States is one of the only developed nations that does not require food producers to make consumers aware of genetically modified food.

 

The goal of the Right to Know measure is to make California the first state to require such labeling with the hope that all other states in the US will follow in allowing this important information to be made freely available to consumers.

 

Please join our campaign right now to become a part of our grassroots movement. By signing up and taking action, you become the backbone of an entirely different type of statewide campaign – a campaign led by tens of thousands of people like you who just want to know what’s in our food. Vote YES on Prop 37.


When did genetically modified foods hit the consumer market?

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The commercial sale of genetically modified foods began in 1994.

 

Please join our campaign right now to become a part of our grassroots movement. By signing up and taking action, you become the backbone of an entirely different type of statewide campaign – a campaign led by tens of thousands of people like you who just want to know what’s in our food. Vote YES on Prop 37.


I’ve heard that some genetically engineered foods contain the herbicide Roundup. Is this true?

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Roundup is a weed-killer produced by Monsanto. Monsanto has produced genetically engineered seeds that are resistant to Roundup, called Roundup Ready crops. This means that more of the herbicide can be sprayed onto the crops prior to harvest. But, as expert Malcom Kane noted, “One does not need to be an activist or overtly anti-GM to point out that herbicide-resistant crops come at the price of containing significant chemical residues of the active chemical in the commercial weed-killer.”

 

Roundup contains POEA (polyethoxylated tallow amine), which is known for its toxicity in wildlife. 

 

Please join our campaign right now to become a part of our grassroots movement. By signing up and taking action, you become the backbone of an entirely different type of statewide campaign – a campaign led by tens of thousands of people like you who just want to know what’s in our food. Vote YES on Prop 37.


What is the accepted daily intake (ADI) of glyphosate?

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In the EU and the US, the ADI is set at the highest dose at which no negative effects are found, and then dividing that number by 100. The current ADI for glyphosate is .3mg per kg of body weight per day. But some studies on rats have shown that there is no safe level of glyphosate and that even the lowest dose produced a toxic effect.

 

Please join our campaign right now to become a part of our grassroots movement. By signing up and taking action, you become the backbone of an entirely different type of statewide campaign – a campaign led by tens of thousands of people like you who just want to know what’s in our food. Vote YES on Prop 37.


How are Genetically Modified Organisms engineered?

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The technology is often called “genetic engineering”. It allows selected individual genes to be transferred from one organism into another and also between non-related species.

 

Please join our campaign right now to become a part of our grassroots movement. By signing up and taking action, you become the backbone of an entirely different type of statewide campaign – a campaign led by tens of thousands of people like you who just want to know what’s in our food. Vote YES on Prop 37.


What kind of information do I need to put on the voter registration form?

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You need to fill out the form with your name, birth date, birthplace, address where you currently live, party preference, and your California Drivers License number, California ID number, or the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number. Then you must sign the form.

 

Please join our campaign right now to become a part of our grassroots movement. By signing up and taking action, you become the backbone of an entirely different type of statewide campaign – a campaign led by tens of thousands of people like you who just want to know what’s in our food. Vote YES on Prop 37.


Isn’t genetic modification a predictable practice?

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According to studies, genetically engineering organisms is done through a relatively “crude and imprecise” technique that could lead to the alterations in the functioning of the natural genes. 

 

Please join our campaign right now to become a part of our grassroots movement. By signing up and taking action, you become the backbone of an entirely different type of statewide campaign – a campaign led by tens of thousands of people like you who just want to know what’s in our food. Vote YES on Prop 37.


published What are the environmental impacts of GMOs? in FAQ 2012-09-12 10:19:06 -0700

What are the environmental impacts of GMOs?

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Studies have shown that GMO crops contribute to the rising use of pesticides. Many of the herbicides involved in genetically modified organisms can have a negative impact on the environment. This includes causing harm to birds, bees and other insects as well as soil organisms and marine ecosystems. 

 

Please join our campaign right now to become a part of our grassroots movement. By signing up and taking action, you become the backbone of an entirely different type of statewide campaign – a campaign led by tens of thousands of people like you who just want to know what’s in our food. Vote YES on Prop 37.


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