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JL
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The same powerful interests that spent $44 million to mislead voters in California about Proposition 37 are at it again.



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JL A. (275)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 2:36 pm
Tell Congress: Dump the Biotech Rider!

The same powerful interests that spent $44 million to mislead voters in California about Proposition 37 are at it again.

Now with Congress back in session, these agri-chemical companies are trying sneak a proposal into a must-pass piece of legislation to boost their profits at the expense of your right to know. They want to allow GMO seeds to be planted even if a court finds they were approved illegally.

The House could vote on this soon, so we need more Representatives on our side. In addition, Senator Daniel Inouye, Chair of the Appropriation Committee, is the key to blocking passage in the Senate.

Fill out the form below to tell your Representative to sign the DeFazio letter opposing the biotech rider, and contact your Senator to have Senator Inouye stop the biotech rider!
 

NicoleAWAY W. (631)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 4:31 pm
signed~
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 4:40 pm
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Kit B. (276)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 5:42 pm

Signed and mailed to: Rep. Mike Burgess, District: FH-TX26, and Senators John Cornyn and Kay Hutchison.


Thanks for contacting your members of Congress! I have the phone numbers and will follow up with phone calls in the morning.



 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 5:58 pm
Thanks for contacting your members of Congress!

We have a right to know what is in our foods!

www.justlabelit.org

Ty, J.
.
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:21 pm
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John B. (215)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:50 pm
Thanks J.L. for the link. Signed earlier today. Noted.
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 7:14 pm
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Sara W. (110)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 10:13 pm
Signed.
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 10:26 pm
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Dorothy N. (63)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 10:54 pm
Can't sign because I'm in Canada, which buys a lot of your produce, and has unlabelled GMO food because trade agreements and whatnot.

So I can only buy organic corn - and haven't been able to get corn on the cob at all - and only buy organic potatoes, and any non-organic soy is almost certainly GM...
 

DORIS L. (61)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 1:06 pm
Signed.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 1:23 pm
Signed
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 1:34 pm
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Megan Beery (18)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 1:57 pm
Signed and noted
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 2:11 pm
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Sergio Padilla (62)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 2:29 pm
For US only, sorry
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 2:32 pm
Thanks for wanting to Sergio!
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 4:48 pm
Signed, sent & noted. Thanks, J.L.
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 4:51 pm
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Shirley B. (5)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 6:26 pm
signed.
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 7:00 pm
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janet f. (28)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 9:30 pm
done
 

JL A. (275)
Friday December 7, 2012, 6:32 am
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Dorothy N. (63)
Friday December 7, 2012, 9:37 pm
This arrived in my inbox earlier:

BREAKING: Election fraud in Prop 37?‏


Stand up for open and transparent elections!

Join us in standing up for open and transparent elections - join us in reporting "statistical anomalies" and 6 million votes for Prop 37 !

Dear Dorothy,

While reports of election fraud have circulated on the Internet, at Food Democracy Now! we have been closely monitoring the results as they’ve come in and had not heard any credible reports of possible voting irregularities - until now.

Yesterday, we received some disturbing news from a voter integrity monitor, claiming that possible “statistical anomalies” had been detected in 9 counties in California.

According to Francois Choquette, a statistician closely monitoring incoming election results in California, there were significant “irregularities” in the vote totals for prop 37 to label genetically engineered foods that could not be explained by random coincidence.

Right now a team of independent statisticians are analyzing raw voter data or “preliminary data from 17 of California's 58 counties”. Potential anomalies have been detected in a number of the largest precincts in Orange, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Alameda and San Diego counties, among others.

And while Food Democracy Now! can’t say if election fraud has taken place, we want Prop 37 supporters to be aware of the fact that the results from the election are not over and we're asking you to be vigilant in standing with us as we call for further inquiry into these questionable patterns.

Join us in standing up for open and transparent elections and to ask California Secretary of State Debra Bowen to make sure that the election results from Prop 37 are properly counted.

http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/go/721?t=6&akid=686.390146.KmlGS6

The next 24 hours are critical. Right now county election officials in the state of California are required to report their final results to the Secretary of State’s office by (today) Friday December 7th. According to state law, Secretary of State Debra Bowen has until December 14th to certify the results of the election.

And this is where we have some concern.

On election night the California Secretary of State’s office called the election for the No side, declaring that Yes on 37 to label genetically engineered foods had failed to pass by a margin of 46.9% to 53.1%, with some 4.3 million Californians having been reported voting Yes on 37 by the next morning. Since then the ballot proposition to label genetically engineered foods has slowly and steadily advanced both its vote total and percentage of the total vote.

California SOS Website Reports 6 Million Votes for Prop 37, Then Votes Disappear

As of Monday, December 3rd at 4:58 pm, the California Secretary of State’s office reported that Prop 37 had garnered 48.5% votes to the No side’s 51.5%, with 5,986,652 voting to Label GMOs and 6,365,236 Californians voting against.

The following morning, ccording to the California Secretary of State’s website the Yes on 37 campaign had received 6,004,628 votes and edged down to 48.4% of the vote total. The timestamp on the California Secretary of State’s website showed December 4, 2012, 6:04 a.m.

Six million votes is an important milestone for the election and the growing movement of millions of Americans that support labeling of genetically engineered foods across the country that were inspired by Prop 37.

I immediately shared the news via Twitter @food_democracy at 8:40 am PST.

Less than an hour later, the site was no longer showing the 6 million vote total. After capturing a screenshot, I Tweeted the image and then contacted the Secretary State’s office.

When asked about the discrepancy, the Secretary of State’s office claimed their office would no longer being updating the vote total until after December 14th, when the election is required by law to be certified.

When asked why, the Secretary of States’ office claimed that making updates to the official site were “no longer cost effective”.

After several calls to the Secretary of State’s office, their staff refused to give the number of remaining uncounted ballots and only stated that the latest vote totals were posted on the website and this information would not be updated until December 14th. This seems odd, since the Secretary of State's website had updated the vote count every day until December 4th, when the Yes side briefly appeared above 6 million votes.

Join us in standing up for open and transparent elections and to ask California Secretary of State Debra Bowen to make sure that the election results from Prop 37 are properly counted.

Please share the screenshot below showing more than 6 million votes for Prop 37 to label GMOs, this may be our only hope to make sure that open and transparent election results are reported in California.
 

JL A. (275)
Friday December 7, 2012, 9:41 pm
Thanks Dorothy and Joanne posted a related petition at:
http://www.care2.com/news/member/101612212/3497327
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