HEY SANTA CRUZ - LET'S MARCH!
Will you March with us July 4th to label GMOs?
We are joining with a big country-wide march called Moms Across America March (MAAM) to Label GMOs. (You don't have to be a mom to join in on the fun, and pet moms and pets are welcome too!) See all events & more info here: http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/events_all
We're having a local MAAM in the APTOS JULY 4th PARADE. We would love for people of all ages to join us! Kids can ride tricycles and we'll be making noise makers for the kids.
IF YOU CAN COMMIT TO MARCHING OR DONATING,
then please email (gmofreesc [at] gmail.com
) if possible.
HERE'S THE DETAILS:
MEETING TIME: We meet on July 4th between 9 and 9:30 am
Check in for the parade is in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Bank on Soquel Ave. in Aptos. That is where the “line-up” for the parade begins. The line-up then extends back along Mesa Drive all the way to Vienna Drive. Vienna Drive is located off of Soquel Ave..The parade officials are asking participants to enter from Vienna Drive and stage on Mesa Drive.(see map)
WHY SUCH A LONG "LINE-UP"? Because, although this is the WORLD’S SHORTEST PARADE -- there are LOTS of people, groups, etc. that join it. The order we line up in to march in the parade is determined by first-come-first-serve. So we (Tarah and I) will probably be there closer to 9am (or maybe earlier). Whatever time you get there, you should be able to find us in the line-up. We will have a Moms Across America March banner and signs, and some of us will be wearing white and red t-shirts that were made for the march.
PARKING: The Parade Line-Up Map shows some “no-parking” areas. Our understanding is that we can park wherever there aren’t “no parking” signs - in the neighborhoods, etc. It would be a good idea to carpool!
WHY DO WE MARCH?
Over 2 million people from around the world (Santa Cruz included) came out to March Against Monsanto last Saturday - and the response was amazing!
Marches like this are bringing awareness to the public, many of whom had no idea of what a GMO is. After Saturday's global march, search engines like Google were inundated with users "googling" "GMO" and "what is a GMO?"
And one day after the march, the New York Times ran an article titled:
“Seeking Food Ingredients That Aren’t Gene-Altered” which said that food companies big and small are struggling to replace genetically modified ingredients with conventional ones - in response to consumer demand.
WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
Just as with the March Against Monsanto, the July 4th MAAM march will be an opportunity for so many people from the Santa Cruz area to learn about GMOs all at once! And remember...MONSANTO’S GREATEST ENEMY IS AN INFORMED PUBLIC!
March Against Monsanto Pics
Also here’s some pics from the Santa Cruz March Against Monsanto: http://on.fb.me/12iX328