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Tell Congress to Support the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act

In the spring of 2013, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, bipartisan legislation that would require the FDA to label all genetically modified foods.

“Americans have the right to know what is in the food they eat so they can make the best choices for their families,” Senator Boxer said. “This legislation is supported by a broad coalition of consumer groups, businesses, farmers, fishermen and parents who all agree that consumers deserve more – not less – information about the food they buy.”

In fact, surveys have shown that more than 90 percent of Americans in support of labeling GM foods.  And while the Right-to-Know Act has attracted more than 50 co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle, Congressional leaders are looking for even more co-sponsors now in order to advance the bill.

Please call the office of your senators or representative today to ask them to co-sponsor this right-to-know legislation, or take our action below to send a message via e-mail.  (Thank your Congress members if they already co-sponsored.  See the list of co-sponsors below.)  Feel free to edit our message to include relevant details such as your hometown and reasons for your interest in labeling GMOs, to make a more personal connection with your representative.  

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  • Representatives already co-sponsoring the bill:

    Rep Andrews, Robert E. [NJ-1] - 11/15/2013
    Rep Beatty, Joyce [OH-3] - 9/19/2013
    Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] - 4/24/2013
    Rep Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [GU] - 9/19/2013
    Rep Cartwright, Matt [PA-17] - 1/14/2014
    Rep Christensen, Donna M. [VI] - 4/24/2013
    Rep Chu, Judy [CA-27] - 5/14/2013
    Rep Cicilline, David N. [RI-1] - 4/24/2013
    Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-9] - 9/19/2013
    Rep Connolly, Gerald E. [VA-11] - 4/24/2013
    Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-13] - 6/3/2013
    Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] - 11/15/2013
    Rep Edwards, Donna F. [MD-4] - 5/22/2013
    Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] - 6/12/2013
    Rep Eshoo, Anna G. [CA-18] - 5/8/2013
    Rep Gabbard, Tulsi [HI-2] - 4/24/2013
    Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-3] - 4/24/2013
    Rep Himes, James A. [CT-4] - 6/27/2013
    Rep Holt, Rush [NJ-12] - 5/6/2013
    Rep Huffman, Jared [CA-2] - 4/24/2013
    Rep Kuster, Ann M. [NH-2] - 4/24/2013
    Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-13] - 4/24/2013
    Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-19] - 5/6/2013
    Rep Lowey, Nita M. [NY-17] - 6/12/2013
    Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-12] - 9/19/2013
    Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] - 4/24/2013
    Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-2] - 7/8/2013
    Rep Michaud, Michael H. [ME-2] - 5/14/2013
    Rep Miller, George [CA-11] - 4/24/2013
    Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] - 4/24/2013
    Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-10] - 4/24/2013
    Rep Napolitano, Grace F. [CA-32] - 4/24/2013
    Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] - 4/24/2013
    Rep O'Rourke, Beto [TX-16] - 6/27/2013
    Rep Payne, Donald M., Jr. [NJ-10] - 6/3/2013
    Rep Pingree, Chellie [ME-1] - 4/24/2013
    Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] - 4/24/2013
    Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-13] - 9/19/2013
    Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1] - 9/19/2013
    Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] - 4/24/2013
    Rep Schiff, Adam B. [CA-28] - 5/9/2013
    Rep Shea-Porter, Carol [NH-1] - 5/8/2013
    Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-30] - 1/8/2014
    Rep Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [NY-25] - 4/24/2013
    Rep Speier, Jackie [CA-14] - 4/24/2013
    Rep Takano, Mark [CA-41] - 11/15/2013
    Rep Titus, Dina [NV-1] - 6/3/2013
    Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-43] - 7/30/2013
    Rep Welch, Peter [VT] - 4/24/2013
    Rep Young, Don [AK] - 4/24/2013

    Senators already co-sponsoring the bill:

    Sen Begich, Mark [AK] - 4/24/2013
    Sen Blumenthal, Richard [CT] - 4/24/2013
    Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] - 5/7/2013
    Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY] - 4/24/2013
    Sen Heinrich, Martin [NM] - 4/24/2013
    Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] - 7/31/2013
    Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] - 4/24/2013
    Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD] - 5/21/2013
    Sen Murkowski, Lisa [AK] - 4/24/2013
    Sen Murphy, Christopher S. [CT] - 1/13/2014
    Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] - 4/24/2013
    Sen Schatz, Brian [HI] - 4/24/2013
    Sen Shaheen, Jeanne [NH] - 7/31/2013
    Sen Tester, Jon [MT] - 4/24/2013
    Sen Warren, Elizabeth [MA] - 11/4/2013

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