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US Politics & Gov't  (tags: health, food, family, environment, Monsanto, ecosystems, wildlife, business, Congress, corruption )

Nancy
- 463 days ago - salsa3.salsalabs.com
Though wrapped in a "farmer-friendly" package, this Monsanto-driven rider is simply a biotech industry ploy to continue to plant GE crops even when a court of law has found they were approved illegally.



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Judy C. (106)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 3:32 pm
Signed. Thanks Nancy.
 

Terry V. (30)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 6:25 pm
S&N THANKS
 

Frans Badenhorst (546)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 10:04 pm
Thank you for taking action to kill the "Monsanto Protection Act" in any future legislation! Please spread the word by sharing this alert with your firends and family via Facebook, Twitter or email.
 

Kit B. (277)
Friday April 5, 2013, 6:09 am

Thank you for taking action to kill the "Monsanto Protection Act" in any future legislation! (tweeted)
 

Natasha Salgado (506)
Friday April 5, 2013, 6:50 am
Done,thx Nancy.
 

Ben Oscarsito (352)
Friday April 5, 2013, 7:08 am
Done. Monsanto is pure EVIL - period!
 

Mitchell D. (127)
Friday April 5, 2013, 7:15 am
S and n, and spread around.
 

Teresa Cowley (273)
Friday April 5, 2013, 7:21 am
Signed--thanks Nancy.
 

Jo S. (482)
Friday April 5, 2013, 7:21 am
Greedy & sneaky, shame on you Monsanto!
Noted, signed & shared, thanks Nancy.
 

Tom Tree (254)
Friday April 5, 2013, 7:27 am
Signed, Noted & Shared Thanks!
 

Arielle S. (315)
Friday April 5, 2013, 7:38 am
I'll never understand how they think they can give a free pass to somebody doing something illegal.... signed
 

Sara P. (56)
Friday April 5, 2013, 7:44 am
Signed, thank you Nancy.
 

Dandelion G. (375)
Friday April 5, 2013, 7:51 am
Thank you for taking action to kill the "Monsanto Protection Act" in any future legislation!

MONSANTO = DEATH
 

Esther Z. (101)
Friday April 5, 2013, 8:52 am
Noted and signed.
 

. (0)
Friday April 5, 2013, 9:01 am
Signed and noted - thank you Nancy
 

Adam C. (32)
Friday April 5, 2013, 9:55 am
Signed & Noted. Thank you. Care2 has not posted an article on this. Or how Obama is weakening environmental laws through trade pacts with Europe, or cutting SS & Medicaid, or putting Brennen 'the torture enforcer' as the head of CIA, or a corporate lapdog to head the SEC & Treasury, and so much more. They stumped for this guy hard but do not write anything resembling criticism against his heinous two faced administration.
 

Judy B. (60)
Friday April 5, 2013, 10:28 am
Signed, thanks.
 

John Gregoire (257)
Friday April 5, 2013, 10:54 am
Adam has the ptcure. Theis senaky play was orcehstrated by the administration and earmarked by Barbara Mikulski D-Md. It is very much out of character for this long time member and a further signs of the duplicitous attempts against the environment by theis administration. Everyone was duly wanred before the election but Obama lovers are now reaping the results and they are devastating.
 

Cynthia B. (69)
Friday April 5, 2013, 10:58 am
Signed
 

Past Member (0)
Friday April 5, 2013, 11:41 am
already signed and shared, thanks Nancy
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (260)
Friday April 5, 2013, 11:55 am
Monsanto is death Signed thx Nancy
 

Christeen Anderson (468)
Friday April 5, 2013, 12:33 pm
Signed.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Friday April 5, 2013, 12:56 pm
Signed
 

Shirley B. (5)
Friday April 5, 2013, 1:06 pm
S&N. TY
 

Christina G. (11)
Friday April 5, 2013, 1:06 pm
tankyou!
 

Abdessalam Diab (153)
Friday April 5, 2013, 1:15 pm
Done
 

Beth M. (244)
Friday April 5, 2013, 1:38 pm
Sent to Cartwright, Toomey, and Casey
 

Allan Yorkowitz (457)
Friday April 5, 2013, 1:57 pm
signed-thanks
 

Aurea Walker (178)
Friday April 5, 2013, 2:13 pm
John Gregoire your insults would be far more effective if you used "spell check" as it is you come across as stupid, bigoted and very poorly educated. You think president Obama is bad? Mittens moneyr in the White House would be the death knell for American democracy. MonSATAN is an evil, destructive and death causing company (human & nature) who moneyr had he won would have sitting to his right. We the 47% or the 97% depending where your ranking is must STAND UP AND FIGHT BACK! Remove personhood for fucorporations and limits on election donations from all. Individual, corporate coach etc..., it is our blood which has been shed to build this once great country, we must now honor that by voting all the bums out who do not support the is the huddled masses.
 

Laurie H. (687)
Friday April 5, 2013, 2:14 pm
Monsanto continues to press on, but not without gaining more & more enemies!!!! Happy to Sign/Share Nancy, & Thanks so much Sara, for sending~~~
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday April 5, 2013, 2:36 pm
Signed
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Friday April 5, 2013, 3:22 pm
gladly noted signed tweeted and shared thanks Nancy
 

Jude Hand (56)
Friday April 5, 2013, 3:58 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Helen Porter (41)
Friday April 5, 2013, 4:12 pm
Nancy, thank you for being alert, concerned and sharing.
 

. (0)
Friday April 5, 2013, 4:20 pm
Signed and Noted.
 

Mary T. (188)
Friday April 5, 2013, 5:29 pm
already signed and shared, thanks Nancy
 

Jerry B. (119)
Friday April 5, 2013, 5:40 pm
Signed and Noted.. Thanks Nancy!
 

Vicky P. (461)
Friday April 5, 2013, 6:06 pm
Noted and signed
 

Past Member (0)
Friday April 5, 2013, 6:57 pm
signed
 

Beverly M. (85)
Friday April 5, 2013, 7:24 pm
Happily noted and signed and message submitted to Dianne Feinstein ~ Thank you Nancy!
 

Eternal Gardener (703)
Friday April 5, 2013, 8:18 pm
Already signed!
 

Susanne R. (249)
Friday April 5, 2013, 11:48 pm
"Thank you for taking action to kill the "Monsanto Protection Act" in any future legislation!"

Signed and noted!
 

Anna M. (18)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 5:05 am
Noted and signed, Thanks Nancy
 

. (0)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 5:57 am
signed and noted
 

Anna Undebeck (202)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 7:37 am
Your message has been submitted. Thank you
 

David King (3144)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 8:59 am
"Key Next Steps For US Food Policy

Here is the "inside story" with complete details you need to know about what happened with HR 933, Continuing Resolution including the “Monsanto Protection Act” the President signed this week. I detail actions we took, what this means, and suggest steps for the future. Please read this to the end to be well-informed and please respond.

Send me an email to www.facebook.com/proorganic.org which receives as many as over 200,000 views monthly and features a wealth of valuable information about food, health, regulatory affairs, gardening, and many inputs. We read every email and Facebook comment, and many of you know from experience that we answer personally when possible. Please know, our all-volunteer effort is funded solely and at great personal cost and risk by the Petition Author without any outside support or financial affiliation. Ours is a historic example of what citizens can accomplish when commitment and vision combine in action.

Your efforts and responses to our phone campaign request has been humbling and we cannot thank you enough. We estimate well over 60,000 calls were received by the White House this week, though some of you reported having to dial as many as 100 times to get through! What’s more, we arranged for the Food Democracy Now 250,000-plus-signer petition seeking Veto of HR 733 to be brought directly to the President's personal attention. We received help at very high Administration levels and express our deep appreciation.

Proorganic.org does not speak for the entire Food Policy movement. However, aside from the White House itself, we were the most intimately involved with President Obama among all food policy organizations so this is a "from the horse's mouth" account. This email serves to share elements of what happened this week with the goal of helping everyone concerned work together more effectively to achieve our goals.

First of all, you need to realize the Continuing Resolution is only a six month law. No part of this law lives beyond September 2013, no matter what it provides. You should take comfort in that, and heed this as a call to action for the future.

Second, you need to realize passing periodic Continuing Resolutions has been at the highest level of political importance for Presidents over the past 2 decades. Without passage, the Government shuts down, leading the nation into certain disaster. Whatever political objectives any President has, first and foremost, the government must be funded. For this reason, we did not promote a Veto campaign, but we helped Food Democracy Now in their Veto campaign because of our common long-term objectives.

Section 735 "Monsanto Rider" is reported by NY Daily News to have been written in concert with Mosanto by Sen. Roy Blount (R-MO), perhaps Monsanto’s biggest Senate contribution beneficiary. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) allowed the language to stand without consultation with the Agriculture Subcommittee, or any others, for that matter. This infamous action has been widely criticized in the strongest terms, even within the Senate. Sen. Mikulski's Facebook page has dozens of comments in opposition. Unlike a typical "Rider," the "Section 735" paragraph did not appear at the end of the bill. Because of this, the President could not issue a Signing Statement nullifying it. We know Mr. Obama consulted the White House Consul in detail to explore this possibility.

Most believe Section 735 of this bill violates the US Constitution’s “Separation of Powers” which provides for the Courts to maintain authority whenever cases are brought. This provision requires the Secretary of Agriculture to grant permits and temporary deregulation without Court intervention. Additional opinions suggest it violates the National Environmental Policy Act which calls for vairous Environmental Impact disclosures among other procedures.

This is the problem we face: The US doesn’t really have a National Policy on Food and Agriculture. Corporate interests and regulators have never been governed by a solid Policy framework. We need Policy that comes from a clear and sustained public debate followed by legislation towards sustainable, healthy, and scientifically legitimate Food Policy. While tens of millions of citizens are actively involved in various national debates about topics like abortion, and other hot button issues, Food Policy gets relatively minor attention, though literally everyone eats. Occasionally, some voices involved in Food Policy advocacy compete with each other – leading to potential fragmentation and dilution of our power. We must eliminate that as a factor, and work in concert like a well-tuned orchestra to be effective. A group of important leading Food advocacy organizations including ProOrganic.org is being convened by Center for Food Safety which will address strategy and tactics next week.

Our task over the next six months is to stimulate a vast national hot-button debate that puts tremendous pressure on all elected officials AND which leads to wise food-policy legislation. Some of this is already being drafted now. If that past year has taught us at ProOrganic anything, it’s that fighting Monsanto or the FDA is not leadership, it’s an understandable, but relatively ineffective reaction. Have to move beyond opposition towards proposition.

Leadership means we grow our movement to 100 million people who demand Food Policy and who use it as a litmus test for supporting elected officials’ ambitions. ANY President, Governor, Senator or Congressman would have to support us or face political failure. The outrage over Section 735 and its assault on the Constitution should be used to spark many more people to involvement and action. We absolutely have to use this moment wisely, because we just got “fifteen minutes of fame” and we can exploit this to our advantage.

Now it’s time to craft a crystal clear message that everybody can understand and get excited about. We have to get so many people involved in the debate that the message comes loud and clear to the all elected officials. At ProOrganic.org, we see this week’s events as an opportunity to stimulate a turning-point in the National conversation.

Thanks ever so much: You will hear from me again shortly.
Frederick Ravid, author http://signon.org/sign/tell-obama-to-cease-fda?mailing_id=10803&source=s.icn.em.cr&r_by=905039"
 

Hugo L. (281)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 1:07 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Nancy.
 

Jaime A. (32)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 1:56 pm
Done, Thanks.!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 2:27 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks for sharing. Monsato needs to be stopped and the GMO'S banned.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 2:29 pm
Signed, shared & noted. Thank you, Nancy!
 

Charlie Rush (44)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 9:00 pm
Organization is what it takes. We, the people, can make government better, as long as we don't become complaisant and give into pressure from Big Business.

I will repeat the message from Margaret Mead:
'Never doubt that a small group of people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has'.
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 6:24 am
signed, noted and tweeted
 

desanka s. (375)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 10:25 pm
Thank you Nancy, absolutely signed!
 

Sue H. (1)
Monday April 15, 2013, 9:45 am
noted, but I cannot sign. As a Canadian the majority of my food comes from the US and I feel I have the right to complain.
 

Melania Padilla (173)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 2:29 pm
US only
 
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