Dear Friends and Supporters,
50 countries already have mandatory GMO labeling laws, but here in the U.S. you don’t have the right to know if your food has been genetically engineered.
Monsanto, DuPont, Dow, ConAgra and a host of other pesticide and processed food corporations have already raised $25 million this year to ensure you’re kept in the dark about what’s in the food you eat and serve your family.
How is it that corporations can serve genetically engineered food without labeling it?
Because well-funded biotech and corporate food lobbyists have so far scuttled every GMO labeling law that has made its way to state legislatures.
Now, for the first time in history, we have a concrete chance to make GMO labeling a reality. Proposition 37, the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, is a grassroots-powered citizens’ initiative. With your help, it will pass in November!
Please chip in to this historic campaign today – every donation, no matter how large or small, will help us spread the word, far and wide, that it’s time we had the right to know what’s in our food.
Poll after poll shows that the vast majority – up to 90% – of Americans want the basic right to know what’s in their food. But thanks to the relentless lobbying efforts – and deep pockets – of Big Food and Big Biotech, you have no way of knowing if the food on your grocery shelves has been genetically altered.
We can pass this law, but only if everyone pitches in to counter the opposition’s $25 million anti-labeling propaganda campaign.
Right now the other side is preparing to bombard California’s airwaves with an endless series of lies and misinformation about the Yes on 37 campaign and we need everyone to pitch in today!
We’re launching this historic campaign today, along with a broad coalition of food, farm, health and environmental groups all over the country, because we know that alone we can’t out-raise our opposition.
But together – with your help - we can raise enough money to get our message out: We will no longer be kept in the dark about genetically engineered foods.
Time is running short. Early voting in California begins October 9. Your donation of $10, $37, $100, or whatever you can afford today, will help us get the word out to every voter in California that if they want the right to know what’s in their food, we have to win in November.
Proposition 37 is a citizens’ ballot initiative, the result of a historic grassroots movement. It would require food manufacturers – who are already required to include detailed nutritional information on their labels – to simply add to their labels whether or not any of the ingredients in their products have been genetically altered.
These same food manufacturers already include this information on the labels of food they export to other countries.
If we win this battle in California, the eighth largest economy in the world, it’s only a matter of time before the entire U.S. has mandatory GMO labeling laws.
Please help us reach our goal of $500,000 by September 12. Every dollar you donate will go directly toward winning the right to know what’s in your food.
Gary, Pamm, Stacy
and all of us here at Yes on 37!
P.S. Prop 37 started out as a grassroots movement, and it will be won on the strength of grassroots participation and fundraising. Please make a secure donation by clicking here today or mailing your check.