Mandy forwarded on this note from Jenny:
There could not be a more exciting time to be working on the issue of labeling genetically engineered food here in Washington. GE labeling will be up for a vote on the ballot in November and the fight has already begun. To learn more and get involved, join us for our:Recently, over 340,000 petitions signed by concerned citizens of Washington were delivered to get the issue of GE labeling on the ballot. Now, all eyes are on Washington.GE foods are largely untested and potentially unsafe, and what’s worse, they’ve been on the shelves of our grocery stores for over 15 years without our knowledge or consent. We all have the right to know what we are eating and make our own decisions about what we are feeding our families.We think this is a basic, common sense right but agribusiness companies, like Monsanto, are sure to spend millions trying to mislead voters about this initiative. We can win if we act now to lay a strong groundwork of support for the initiative, so that next fall Washington voters know the facts and stand up for their right to know.We can start now by taking action locally here in Seattle. The best way to get involved with this grassroots movement for a just, transparent food system is to come out to the “Let Me Decide” Campaign Action Meeting on Tuesday January 22nd at 7 pm at the Good Shepherd Center.To RSVP to this event, please edit this doc:Looking forward to seeing you there!