Urgent Fundraising Appeal from OCA Director Ronnie Cummins
I am writing today with an urgent request for help in our Millions Against Monsanto campaign. Every donation counts, no matter how large or small. Please be as generous as you can. Every dollar you give is a vote of confidence that will inspire larger donors to invest the enormous amount of money we need to restore consumers' right to know, expand the organic sector, and drive GMO crops and foods off the market.
For those of us who have been fighting Monsanto since the use of Agent Orange in Vietnam, the time for decisive action is now. For those of us who have fought to stop recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH), Monsanto's first genetically modified organism used in food production, and have since campaigned against the approval of Monsanto's "RoundUp Ready" and "Bt" GMO corn, soy, cotton, potatoes, wheat, canola, sugar beets, and alfalfa, time is getting short! We need to stop the Biotech Behemoth before it's too late!
For those of us who were born into the Monsanto crime scene, who have never known a world uncontaminated with its chemicals, who have constantly been served unlabeled Frankenfoods, time is shorter still. Our health, our lives, and our future depend upon putting an end to Monsanto's poisons, its seeds of destruction, its killing fields, its climate-destabilizing crops, and its factory farms.
Monsanto has used its vast resources to buy off state legislators, congresspersons and presidents with campaign contributions. Monsanto's lobbying dollars have been used to send its lawyers and scientists through the revolving door into jobs as government regulators. Monsanto's financial power has infiltrated state and federal governments, along with trade associations, universities, research institutions, philanthropic organizations and media outlets.
But there are two things Monsanto's money can't buy: Our trust and our votes.
The Millions Against Monsanto campaign is launching a multi-state, multi-year effort to let the voters decide whether we need labels on foods produced with genetically modified organisms. We want to get GMO labels on the ballot in all of the 24 states that use the ballot initiative process.
Please read on to learn why ballot initiatives are an effective strategy for GMO labeling and what resources we'll need to be successful.
And, most importantly, please donate what you can today.
Ronnie Cummins, OCA Director & Co-Founder