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GMO-Labeling Initiative Signature Gathering Training!

Sunday, December 18, 2011
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Mary Graydon-Fontana; Tarah Locke
Location Details:
Westside New Leaf Market
1101 Fair Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Vital Phase of the Campaign to make GMO labeling mandatory in CA.

To all potential signature gathering volunteers - You can become part of this historic campaign!

By working to get the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act on the 2012 CA ballot, you will be helping to finally give consumers what we all deserve: the opportunity to know what’s in our food so we can make informed choices about what we eat.

We cannot stress enough that the future of our food supply literally depends upon the success of this campaign! New genetically engineered foods are continually being developed by the biotech companies and entered into our food systems - often without consumers even knowing about them.

It is estimated that we will start gathering signatures in early January, 2012. We will have approx. 3 months to gather 750,000 – 850,000 signatures. We will need an army of volunteers to get the job done!

But before we can start collecting signatures in January, there is a vital hour-long training workshop that all of our volunteer signature gatherers need to attend. Even if you have collected signatures before, we have specific, important information to share with you. And if you have done it before, you can share valuable tips with those who are new to the process. This will be a fun way to meet, connect, and enjoy a Non-GMO Snack & Tea with other volunteers who will be Signature Gathering with us.

We have scheduled more training workshops for your convenience. All of the following trainings will be held at the Westside New Leaf Market:

Sunday, Dec. 18th at 3:30 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 20th at 12:30 pm

PLEASE RSVP: email gmofreesc [at] or on facebook:

to let us know which training you will be able to attend - or if you have any questions about the trainings, email

Mary at edfontan [at]

All of California's Signature Gathering Trainings:

CA 2012 Label GMO Ballot Initiative
Added to the calendar on Fri, Dec 16, 2011 4:18PM
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