Tomorrow is National Food Day and in Los Angeles it will be the most important day this year in the movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. On Wednesday, October 24th, the Los Angeles City Council will vote on whether to endorse Proposition 37. As the largest city in California, the position Los Angeles takes on our right to know what’s in our food will impact voters across the state.
We Need Your Help!
This is a pivotal moment for us to send a message to the companies who produce genetically engineered food. We must let city council know that we deserve the same right to know what’s in our food as sixty-one other countries across the globe. We must let city council know that we won’t let the same companies who told us DDT, PCGs, and Agent Orange were safe tell us that GMOs are safe and then deny us the right to know which foods contain GMOs.
What Can You Do?
1. Please call the representatives on the City Council TODAY (Oct 23rd) between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm and ask them to vote “Yes” to endorse Proposition 37. If you live in the city of Los Angeles, you can find your representative’s contact information here or scroll down for a complete list.
2. Join Yes on 37 for a rally outside of City Hall at 8:30 am on Wednesday, October 24th. Bring your Yes on 37 signs and march! Following the rally, we’ll fill the Council Chambers to directly ask for our representatives to support us. The opposition plans to fill the hearing with their paid shills, we can’t let them outnumber us, the consumers who have the right to know what we are eating. We need to fill the room to win this! We need people to stand up and let the Los Angeles City Council know how important it is for Los Angeles to endorse Proposition 37.
Food Day at Los Angeles City Hall
October 24, 2012 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Los Angeles City Hall
200 N. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
8:30 am: Rally and march to support your right to know what’s in your food.
10:00 am: Fill the City Council chambers to ask our representatives to endorse Proposition 37.
Note: 1 minute speaking time and every speaker will need to fill out a speaker card.
More information here:
Here is the Los Angeles City Council resolution they will be voting on:
Here are the facts about Proposition 37:
List of Los Angeles Councilmembers to call TODAY:
Councilmember Ed Reyes (213) 473-7001
Councilmember Paul Krekorian (213) 473-7002
Councilmember Dennis Zine (213) 473-7003
Councilmember Tom LaBonge (213) 473-7004
Councilmember Tony Cardenas (213) 473-7006
Councilmember Richard Alarcon (213) 473-7007
Councilmember Bernard Parks (213) 473-7008
Councilmember Jan Perry (213) 473-7009
Councilmember Herb Wesson (213) 473-7010
Councilmember Bill Rosendahl (213) 473-7011
Councilmember Mitch Englander (213) 473-7012
Councilmember Eric Garcetti (213) 473-7013
Councilmember Jose Huizar (213) 473-7014
Councilmember Joe Buscaino (213) 473-7015