Help Pass GMO Labeling in New York (and the others will follow)

Food Supply & Food Politics

Jun 12

If you are a resident of New York you need to spend just a few minutes on three phone calls and a half a minuted on singing a petition! Wouldn’t it be amazing if we passed a GMO labeling law here in New York? This is your chance to help!

There are only nine days left until the end of the legislative session on June 19th. This is our chance to make our future and our children’s future safer.

In the Assembly, A.3525 has cleared two important hurdles, but still needs to be passed by the Ways and Means and the Rules Committees before it lands on the Assembly floor for a full vote.

In the Senate, S.3835 has stalled in the Consumer Protection Committee which has adjourned for this session. However, the leader of the Senate has the power to push this bill directly into the Rules Committee so it can be passed there and move to the Senate floor for a full vote.

It Will Take Just 3 Phone Calls Today to Help Pass GMO Labeling in New York

1.    Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair, Herman Farrell: 518-455-5491
Action needed: Schedule a vote on bill A.3525 in the Ways and Means Committee so it can come before the entire Assembly for a floor vote before the end of the legislative session.

2.    Assembly Speaker, Sheldon Silver: 518-455-3791
Action needed: Move bill A.3525 through the Ways and Means Committee and then through the Rules committee so that it can come before the entire Assembly for a floor vote before the end of the legislative session.

3.    Senate Majority Leader, Dean Skelos: 518-455-3171
Action needed: Push bill S.3835 out of the Consumer Protection Committee and then through the Rules committee so that it can come before the entire Senate for a floor vote before the end of the legislative session.

When you call, be sure to state that you are a resident of New York and explain that you believe consumers have the right to know if their food contains genetically modified organisms.

Click here to contact your Legislators

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