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Right 2 Know March: A Mobilization for GMO Labeling - Rally in Front of White House
Date Sunday October 16
Time 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF THE WHITE HOUSE
WASHINGTON D.C..
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorRight 2 Know March
About the Right2Know March

Everyone is welcome to join us as we march 313 miles from the United Nations to the White House to demand that genetically engineered foods be labeled in the United States as they are in Europe and Japan. American citizens deserve the same right to informed choices about the food we put in our own and our children’s bodies.. We hope the boldness of this action inspires major media coverage and creates pressure in the 2012 election cycle for politicians to take positions and enact legislation requiring Genetically Engineered foods be labeled. In many ways this march is the beginning of a new broad-based movement for GMO labeling.

In the European Union citizens have had amazing success in requiring labeling of GMO foods sold there. Non-GMO activists with the Genfrei-Gehen campaign walked from Berlin, Germany to Brussels, Belgium, 600 miles! Those citizens marched with helium-filled biodegradable balloons that pop into pieces at high-altitude making them safe for animals. Our balloons will pay tribute to the successful EU marches that inspired us and distinguish us from pedestrians.

Right2Know March coordinators have road-tested a tree-lined route that will be filled with crimson, citron and sienna foliage. The march will kick off with an event at the United Nations headquarters in New York, and will travel down the East Coast, visiting natural food stores along the way where events will be held to educate citizens on GMOs and labeling. We’ll encounter farmers in New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, and in Pennsylvania we’ll pass through the bio-diverse treasure of Amish country more than once. One day we will be in one of the most densely populated regions in the world and the next we are hiking through an organic wheat field. We’ll march/hike about 20 miles a day with support vehicles in tow that you can drive or ride in. We will arrive at the White House with thousands of people on World Food Day Oct 16. Permits are secured for the park across from the White House and marchers are expected to arrive at President Obama’s home at 2pm and rally into the evening with amazing musicians and speakers!

En route we will be cooking organic non-GMO foods and sampling the regional harvest offerings at natural health food stores. Expect rare varieties of fruits and vegetables, locally made foods, vegan specific options and ethical meats for the Omnivore. And yes, there will be campfires and camaraderie with our non-GMO allies in Europe who inspired and will be joining us.

Are you ready to sign up? Our organizing is open to anyone who supports non-violent, peaceful demonstrations. We need your support and donations to make this action successful. We believe this march will reach a large number of Americans on a limited budget who are completely unaware of the GMO issue – We are going to change that. It is up to us to unite for the right to know what we are eating.

We Will:

1. Mobilize concerned citizens and organizations to speak with one loud voice on Genetically Engineered foods (GMO).
2. Raise awareness about the risks of GMO foodss and crop production.
3. Demand the government requirelabel foodss made from GMO crops.

Got more questions please see the Right2Know March FAQs.

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Flights to Washington D.C. from SFO are SUPER CHEAP, and there is a hostel eight blocks from the White House that has beds starting at $30
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