We did it! Thanks to everyone who called or tweeted your Senator and helped S. 2609 FAIL a Senate vote yesterday. If you’re just tuning in, the bill was better known as Deny Americans the Right to Know–or the DARK Act–because it would have prohibited states the right to GMO labeling, even where the legislation had already passed. Think we’re done? Not even! I’ve got the list of Republicans who voted WITH 90% of Americans who want the right to GMO labeling in shutting down S. 2609, plus the list of Democrats who voted to pass the DARK Act. (Boo… Hiss…) There is a chance that this legislation will be introduced, and we want to make sure they know how we feel about it. Join me in tweeting your SHOUT OUT or SHAME! Here’s how: There is a chance that the DARK Act will be introduced, and we want to make sure Senators know how we feel about it. Join me in tweeting your SHOUT OUT or SHAME! According to Food Democracy Now, here are the Democrats who voted to pass the DARK Act and prohibit GMO labeling:
Senator Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana
Senator Heidi Heitkamp, D-North Dakota
Senator Tom Carper, D-Delaware
Please join me in tweeting your disappointment by copying and pasting:
.@SenDonnelly @SenatorHeitkamp @SenatorCarper should be ASHAMED of voting AGAINST 90% of Americans who want #GMO labeling! #StoptheDARKAct
Meanwhile, these Republicans broke ranks to stand with the American people and voted against the DARK Act:
Senator Susan Collins, R-Maine
Senator Dean Heller, R-Nevada
Senator Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska
.SenatorCollins @SenDeanHeller @SenDanSullivan THANK YOU 4 voting down S. 2609 & standing with 90% of US 4 #GMO labeling! #StoptheDARKAct
Finally, shout out to Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska who called genetically-engineered salmon an “aberration” on the Senate floor before the vote.
Yes @LisaMurkowski, #GMO salmon IS an “aberration” THANK YOU 4 standing with 90% of US & voting AGAINST S. 2609 4 labeling! #StoptheDARKAct
Did you call or tweet about the DARK Act? Did you hear back? Tell me about it, in comments below. Thanks!