Food Safety First for Oregon
we would like you to join us in a major state wide movement to cultivate an alternative paradigm for our food supply, human dignity and justice through addressing the many issues related to GMOs. Together we can make major changes of global implications in Oregon that could begin a tsunami of opportunities for other states and countries.
Over the past couple years we lost very close elections in both California and Washington. We were faced with a super financed opposition that distorted the truth and had enough money to create doubt and thus stop Labeling Initiatives. And we know that these big agricultural corporations, Monsanto, Syngenta and others will raise more money than our side but we know that with your help and the help of others that we can raise enough money, register enough voters, educate enough of the public sector and thus turn out enough votes to make victory a reality. To guarantee a victory we will need all those active environmentalists both inside Oregon and in other states to join in on this change. We learned a lot through the last initiatives and this is helping us build a cohesive strategy.
Today there are many activities taking place in the state that will contribute to winning the November campaign:
1. Family Farms Coalition May 20 VOTE ON BANNING GMO’s
This is a Jackson County measure 15-119 which will come to a vote in May. They have over 150 farmers and many other organizations, businesses and individuals who have signed on.
THE FAMILY FARMS MEASURE PROTECTS FAMILY FARMERS from the serious risk that their crops will be contaminated by genetically engineered crops that are patented and controlled by large out-of-state chemical corporations. There’s no practical way to stop genetically engineered pollen and seed from trespassing onto traditional farms that have been here for years. And when a traditional crop becomes contaminated with genetically engineered pollen, it can be impossible for the farmer to sell.
Contact Brent Foster (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2. March Against Monsanto May 24th
This March will take place in Portland and will be an opportunity for motivating and organizing our supporters to join with us in getting signatures for the initiative and for support for the Campaign and a chance to raise public awareness about Monsanto and others involved in producing GMOs
email@example.com; Tiffany Ayers firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Justice Begins with Seeds Conference Portland Mid September
This will be large statewide conference to bring together all those who are working for a better environment and the control of GMOs. There will be workshops and update on all the efforts being done in Oregon, Nationally and Internationally. Coordinating this conference will be the Bio-Safety alliance.
Miguel Robles (email@example.com)
4. Justice of the Seeds Educational Caravan Sept. 20-Oct. 20th
This will be exciting traveling group of speakers and musicians who will drive throughout the state of Oregon to inform the Public about the GMOs and the efforts being made to take back the power from these large corporations. This Caravan will visit many communities, colleges and universities. We hope that those living in Oregon will assist in organizing an event in their community or school.
5. Right to Know Campaign November 4th Election
This broad and strong coalition will begin gathering signatures for a food labeling ballot initiative to be voted on in November. Having lost some close elections in both California and Washington, the Movement now has the knowledge and support to win this fall. But if we are to win we must continue to register voters, educate the public and raise funds.
This is a National Campaign and needs the support of all of us no matter how close or far we live from Oregon. This campaign has a strong and knowledgeable team to help us on our way to victory.
We can make History. It is not often that you get to participate and support so many state wide actions with the ultimate goal being taking back the control of our food supply. And as you know we will be up against major outside donors who have publicity machines that will misrepresent the truth and buy politicians. But those of us in this movement cannot be bought and we cannot be stopped.
PLEASE JOIN US IN THE MONTHS AHEAD TO MAKE THIS A BETTER WORLD FOR ALL. By contacting us we will be able to send you update throughout the next months.
Feel free to contact Karen Swift or Leno Rose-Avila should you need additional information.
We can win with you help
Karen Swift Leno Rose-Avila
WEB PAGE BEING UPDATE
with the help of a wonderful consultant we are updating this web page and the new page should soon be up and available.
HUMAN RIGHTS AND IMMIGRATION
please continue to support all the efforts being made to stop the deportations. this effort needs your voice and activisim.
MAY 1ST MARCHES AND RALLIES
this May 1st make sure that you join with community groups that will be organizing Marches and Rallies. This is an International Workers Day and unless you are part of the elite 1% you are a worker and you need support this effort in which ever way you can.
DREAM A BETTER WORLD
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