I just called my Senator. Up until now, I’ve been more interested in social media action, but the stakes are so high today that I had to take all steps possible. You see, tomorrow the Senate will decide whether or not to pass S. 2609–also known as the “Deny Americans the Right to Know” or DARK Act. After the House of Representatives passed it last year, the Senate is our last line of defense. The DARK Act would make it illegal for states to require GMO labeling and would override GMO labeling bills already in place–regardless of the fact that 94% of Americans want GMO labeling. Luckily, the Senate also has another bill on the table.
In contrast to the DARK Act, which takes away states’ rights, S. 2621 would ensure a national GMO labeling standard. Tell your Senator which you support! S. 2621, better known as the Biotechnology Food Labeling and Uniformity Act would put in place a national standard that requires labeling for GMO foods. Which do you want to see the Senate pass?
With this in mind, please join me in taking the following steps to let your Senator know how you feel.
- Call 1-877-796-1949, a hotline set up by Food & Water Watch, and follow the prompts to call your Senator and ask him or her to support GMO labeling and vote vote no on S. 2609. It’s super-easy–just put in your zip code and the automated system will do the rest.
- Next, click here to find out who represents you in the Senate and search Twitter to find his or her handle.
- Finally, tweet this: Hey, [INSERT SENATOR’S TWITTER HANDLE HERE] #StopTheDARKAct! Vote NO on S.2609 & in favor of Americans & you’ll keep my vote!
- If you tag me @RachelLSarnoff, I promise to retweet. Let’s get this party started!
Did you call or tweet? Please tell me about it, in comments below. Thanks!