Dear Green American ,
It's still too close to call.
Because Washington state voters could mail ballots until Tuesday night, the final count for Initiative 522 is yet to be determined. The good news is we're gaining ground! Our team at GMO Inside is keeping a close eye on the process, and will keep you updated accordingly.
To all of our Yes on I-522 allies -- thank you so, so much for your hard work.
No matter what the outcome, this campaign is already a victory in itself. By educating voters across the state, raising the call to action for supporters across the country, and calling out the dirty tactics of the opposition, your collective effort brought GMOs to the forefront of this year’s election, drawing attention from major media outlets including the New York Times, CNN, and the Washington Post. The awareness you’ve raised is invaluable to the movement as a whole, and for that, we are humbled to know you as our friends and fellow activists.
As we await the result in Washington, consumers in all states can take labeling into their own hands by downloading GMO Inside labels here. You can also order labeling kits here. It's not over 'til it's over! Hang in there, and stay tuned.
Big News from Capitol Hill
While the news on the state labeling front is up in the air, we did learn some good news recently regarding the efforts for federal GMO labeling. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has officially signed on as a co-sponsor to the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, the federal bill that would require mandatory labeling of GMO foods. Read more here.
Green Festival in San Francisco
When: Saturday and Sunday, November 9 - 10, 2013
Where: San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center
What: Green America - the nonprofit behind GMO Inside - teams up with Global Exchange to bring you this two-day "Party with a Purpose." Visit our GMO Inside booth, listen to our panel on GMOs on Saturday at 1pm, or watch the film GMO OMG on Saturday at 4pm. Better yet - come volunteer with us! Work at the GMO Inside booth with people in the movement, get in to Green Festival free, and get a GMO Inside t-shirt! Contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elizabeth and Shireen
On behalf of GMO Inside
GMO Inside is a coalition of businesses, organizations and individuals that support a healthy, GMO-free food system. The GMO Inside campaign is led by Green America. To learn more about our work, visit our website or sign up for Green America's green living email newsletter.