This week, the DARK Act passed the House of Representatives, despite the fact that 9 of 10 Americans support GMO labeling. Now it’s up to the Senate to block it, so that states’ rights to label can stand. Read more for what you can do today to help #StoptheDARKAct.
Meanwhile, my grandfather ran a bean elevator. I wonder what he would think about Monsanto suing farmers? This video, posted on Facebook by Neil Young, just makes me so sad.
Despite the hundreds of millions of dollars Monsanto spent lobbying Congress to pass the DARK Act, the fight isn’t over. Here’s how you can help:
Remember when we found out that it takes just 10 comments or tweets to get the attention of lawmakers on Capitol Hill? We’re going to put that to the test.
3. Search Twitter to find his or her handle.
4. If your rep voted yes, tweet this:
Shame on you [INSERT REPRESENTATIVE’S TWITTER HANDLE HERE] 4 voting in favor of #Monsanto & against Americans. You just lost my vote. #StoptheDARKAct
5. If your rep voted no, tweet this:
Thank you [INSERT REPRESENTATIVE’S TWITTER HANDLE HERE] 4 voting against #Monsanto & in favor of Americans. You have my vote! #StoptheDARKAct
6. If your rep abstained, tweet this:
Shame on you [INSERT REPRESENTATIVE’S TWITTER HANDLE HERE] 4 not voting against #Monsanto & in favor of Americans. Earn my vote! #StoptheDARKAct