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Statewide Day of Action to Stop the California Preemption Bill (SB1056)

Date:
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Time:
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Event Type:
Protest
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Write your state Senate and House Assembly members on Tuesday, August 8th. Call your State Senator and Assembly member on Tuesday, Aug 8th and ask them to oppose SB 1056.


Statewide Day of Action to Stop the California Preemption Bill - Tuesday Aug 8th!

On June 28th, 2006, despite thousands of letters in opposition, the Assembly Agriculture committee voted unanimously in favor of SB1056, the California preemption bill that takes away local government authority over seeds. If this bill passes into law, it will override future restrictions on genetically engineered crops and seeds, as well as all other local regulation of seeds. Since the bill passed through committee, it will now head for a full Assembly floor vote – this is our chance to stop the bill in the Assembly!

The Center for Food Safety and allies are organizing a statewide day of action against preemption Tuesday, August 8th.

We are asking you to join us in doing two things:

1. Write your state Senate and House Assembly members on Tuesday, August 8th. Add your own comments to the sample letter provided and email it to your state Senator and Assembly member. If for any reason your elected officials are not reachable via email, you will be given the opportunity to download your letters to print and mail via post. If their addresses do not appear on your letter, you can look them up on the online action page.

2. Call your State Senator and Assembly member on Tuesday, Aug 8th and ask them to oppose SB 1056. You will be taken to a page where you can look up phone numbers for your elected officials after your email is sent or you have downloaded your letters.

Please join us on Tuesday, August 8th to stop this bill!

** if you have problems with the links in this email, copy and paste the following URL directly into your browser's address bar to get more information and take action online: http://ga3.org/campaign/CA_Day_of_Action

We will send you another alert on the Day of Action as a reminder
Added to the calendar on Fri, Aug 4, 2006 2:35PM
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