Thursday, August 7, 2014

Oregon and Colorado also good role models for Arkansas

Dear Aubey,
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”  ― Margaret Mead. 
This week, an army of amazing grassroots volunteers from the Right to Know Colorado campaign delivered 167,950 signatures to the Colorado Secretary of State’s office to qualify a ballot initiative to label GMOs for this November’s election.
The volunteer driven campaign in Colorado crushed the required 86,105 signatures to make it on the ballot by nearly double and already the opposition is heating up and we need your help now to make sure we can defeat Monsanto's GMO Lie Machine this fall.
Help us raise $100,000 in the next 10 days so we can defeat Monsanto and win GMO labeling in Oregon and Colorado! If you donate today, your donation will be matched 3 to 1 by the incredible teams at and Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps.
Please, Aubey – don't miss this chance to have your gift matched by pitching in whatever you can. Every dollar counts!
Colorado and Oregon: NOW the Game is On and Monsanto is Panicking!
Colorado’s amazing success follows on the heels of activists last week from the Oregon Right to Know campaign, which was officially certified by the Oregon Secretary of State’s office for voters to pass Yes on 92 for GMO labeling in Oregon.
With state ballot initiatives for GMO labeling now live in 2 states, Monsanto and their Big Food front groups are hitting the panic button.
Already, you’ve helped pass strong GMO labeling bills in Connecticut, Maine and Vermont and now we need to pass ballot initiatives in Oregon and Colorado to knock Monsanto’s secret plan to kill GMO labeling in Washington DC out for good.
In the past 2 years, Monsanto and the GMA spent more than $70 million to defeat GMO labeling in California and Washington State alone, but they can’t keep us down!
Monsanto is going to come at us with all they've got -- we need to be prepared NOW.
Remember, democracy is like a muscle... either use or lose it!
Thank you for participating in food democracy,
Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Action! team
P.S. We understand that not everyone is in a position to donate and want to thank you for whatever contribution you can make, whether it's sharing this information with your friends and family or forwarding this email to whoever you think might be interested in this vital issue. It takes a movement to change the world and we thank each and every one of you for your support.
Funds donated directly to campaigns must be raised through Food Democracy Action, our allied 501(c)4 lobbying arm.

Sierra Club science quiz. Check it out!

Sierra Club - Explore, enjoy and protect the planet
Dear Aubrey,
True or False:
 "There's no global warming in 
North America." 

not science button  that's true button 
Okay, maybe that's an easy one --
that was Fox News inaccurately
reporting the very real impacts
we're already seeing from
global warming.

But it's not far off from the
ridiculous things people say
about science. It's up to us to tell
science fact from science fiction.
Can you spot it? 
Choose your
answer to get started.
Take the Quiz!
The things people say!
"Wind is such an unreliable source of electricity that coal plants are required to operate around the clock as backup for wind power." -- fossil-fuel funded front group ALEC
More and more these days special interests go out of their way to spread misinformation and undermine science -- and the truth isn't always easy to see.
That's why we want to make sure you can spot the difference between science fact and science fiction! Take our Got Science or Not Science quiz today and get a free "Got Science?" sticker.
The Union of Concerned Scientists and the Sierra Club have teamed up to fight back against those who mislead the public about climate change and other vital issues. We want to expose disinformation and corporate "counterfeit science" and help scientists to do real cutting-edge research free from political interference. you think you can spot the fake? We've gathered quotes about climate change, deforestation, even dragons! It's up to you to determine whether each quote has got science or if it's not science. Click here to take the quiz.
And once you've demystified the misinformation, feel free to show off your smarts to your friends and let them know how they can get a free "Got Science?" sticker too.
It's really that simple: Take the quiz. Get the sticker. Tell your friends. Stand up for Science. Done.

It's up to us to defend science and ensure that decisions about our health, safety, and environment are based on sound science—not corporate hype and disinformation.


Your friends at the Union of Concerned Scientists and Sierra Club!