URGENT NY ACTION ALERT!
IT'S TIME TO WALK THE WALK, NEW YORKERS!!!
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The opposition against GMO labeling in NY is mobilizing! The New York Farm Bureau (NYFB)--with its longstanding ties ($$$) to the biotech industry--has targeted NY farmers and their legislators with an email campaign against the bill. In their boilerplate letter they misrepresent the effects of the bill -- e.g., it states farmers will have reduced access to GE seeds and farming techniques, which is a FLAT-OUT LIE. Bill A.3525/S.3835 is simply for the labeling of GMO foods.

WE MUST COUNTERACT THEIR FALSE MESSAGING ASAP! There are a lot of farmers in NY and the legislators who represent them need to hear from their constituents who support labeling. Right now, it appears that the voices of opposition have been louder in those areas than our own voices.

That's why, we are once again calling upon you to pick up the PHONE AND EMAIL your district Assemblymember and Senator to ask them to support the bill. It doesn't matter if you did it last week or last month. You need to do it again so these guys know we mean business! And get all your friends, neighbors, and colleagues to do the same!

THIS BILL WILL NOT PASS UNLESS PEOPLE CAST OFF THEIR APATHY AND TAKE ACTION! EVERY POINT OF CONTACT WITH OUR LEGISLATORS MAKES AN IMPACT--WE HEAR THIS STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSES' MOUTHS AGAIN AND AGAIN.

How to contact your legislators:

A. Find your Assemblymember: http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/
Check to see if they are a cosponsor of A.3525 (sponsor = Linda B. Rosenthal): http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld&bn=A03525&term=2013&Summary=Y

If they ARE a cosponsor, then call/email and:
1. State your name, address, and that you are a constituent of the Assemblymember.
2. Thank them for their support of A.3525 and that you look forward to their YES vote on the bill.
3. If your Assemblymember is Linda B. Rosenthal, please do NOT contact her she is already hard at work trying to get this bill passed.

If they are NOT a cosponsor, then call/email and:
1. State your name, address, and that you are a constituent of the Assemblymember.
2. Briefly explain why you believe GMO foods should be labeled (eg, You have the right to know what's in your food!).
3. Ask them to cosponsor A.3525 and to support it when it comes up for a vote.

B. Find your Senator: http://www.nysenate.gov/
Check to see if they are already a cosponsor of S.3835 (sponsor = Kenneth LaValle): http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?term=2013&bn=S03835

If they ARE a cosponsor, then call/email and:
1. State your name, address, and that you are a constituent of the Senator.
2. Thank them for their support of S.3835 and that you look forward to their YES vote on the bill.
3. If your Senator is Kenneth LaValle, PLEASE CONTACT HIM he needs to know there is strong support for S.3835 in his district.

If they are NOT a cosponsor, then call/email and:
1. State your name, address, and that you are a constituent of the Senator.
2. Briefly explain why you believe GMO foods should be labeled (eg, You have the right to know what's in your food!).
3. Ask them to cosponsor S.3835 and support it when it comes up for a vote.

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH EVERY NEW YORKER YOU KNOW! THANK YOU!!!
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Arty turns 10 this summer.