World Food Day has finally arrived! This Sunday, October 16 is slated to be the biggest day of action for labels on Genetically Engineered Foods in US history! Our loyal members and intrepid food activists have planned over 100 events nationwide. Our goal is that after October 16th, 2011 everyone in the nation will know and understand the health risks and environmental hazards of GMOs.
But in order to get the media, our legislators, and the Biotech industry to heed our call for labeling, we need numbers! We need everyone out in the street supporting your local events. Can you lend your voice to protect our food supply? Will you be there on October 16th?
Here is the list of events we currently have in your area. We realize that some event information is missing. If you have questions or would like to help with specific events, please contact the event organizers listed for each event.
LOS ANGELES, CA – Oct 16th, 12-4pm
Westwood Federal Building 11000 Wilshire Boulevard, organized by Stacey Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org
LOS ANGELES/WESTCHESTER, CA – Oct 16th, 2-4:30pm
The Future of Food screening and potluck at the Community Hall of Holy Nativity 6700 West 83rd Street, Westchester, organized by Margaret Whalen, email@example.com
PLEASANTON, CA – Oct 16th, 12pm
Rally location changed to the Federal Building in San Francisco, organized by Ashley Ramirez
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Oct 16th, 12-4pm
Rally with music at the San Francisco Federal Building 90 7th Street on the corner of Mission St. and 7th, organized by Laura Babbitt, RightToKnowSFRally@gmail.com
SAN FRANCISCO to SACRAMENTO, CA – Oct 14th, 9am
Critical mass bike ride from San Francisco to Sacramento to deliver “The Global Citizens Report on the State of GMOs to Gov. Brown, departing from the corner of 24th at Mission at the BART Station at 9am, organized by Miguel Robles, firstname.lastname@example.org
SACRAMENTO, CA – Oct 16th, 10-3pm
Rally at the Capitol Mall in Sacramento
SAN DIEGO, CA – Oct 16th, 11am-3pm
Rally at the Horton Plaza Shopping Center, 324 Horton Plaza, meet at the corner of 4th and Broadway, organized by Sheri Fogerty, email@example.com
SANTA CRUZ, CA – Oct 16th,1-3pm
Rally: Meet at the Clocktower – bring signs & friends!, organized by GMO free Santa Cruz
SANTA ROSA, CA – Oct 16th, 3-5pm
Informational Festivities and a March demonstration downtown, Julliard Park, 227 Santa Rosa Avenue, (across from Luther Burbank Garden), organized by Renee Mitchell, NoGMOSonomaCounty@ymail.com
More events are being organized every day, so if you don’t see an event in your area, please check the overall list of events posted here: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_23862.cfm
Thanks again to everyone who worked so hard to make this day come together. And thanks in advance to everyone who will take to the street this Saturday and Sunday (and after)!
**Remember to take pictures and videos of your event that you can later upload to our Virtual Rally for the Right to Know (http://www.flickr.com/groups/right2knowaboutgmos/pool/) Flickr photo album.***
The Millions Against Monsanto Campaign Staff, OCA