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ACT TODAY! TAKE THE NEXT STEP TO LABEL GE FOODS IN NJ!



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ACT TODAY! TAKE THE NEXT STEP TO LABEL GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS IN NEW JERSEY!

Please help
advance our bill through the Senate and Assembly committees to label genetically
engineered food.  Ask the Committee Chairs to see this bill called for a vote
before the summer recess and ask Committee members to vote yes.

Demand that your elected officials represent you by supportingthe labeling of genetically engineered food.

See talking points below.

SENATE COMMITTEE Health, Human Services and
Senior Citizens

Bill S-1367 to label genetically engineered foods

Senator Joseph F. Vitale
,   Chair and sponsor of bill

PHONE NUMBER:    (732) 855-7441

Madden, Fred H
. – Vice-Chair

PHONE NUMBERS:
(856) 232-6700 (Turnersville)
(856) 401-3073 (Laurel Springs)

Senator Robert W. Singer
 
Sponsor of bill

PHONE NUMBER:    (732) 987-5669

Senator Dawn Marie Addiego

PHONE NUMBER:    (609) 654-1498

Senator Diane B. Allen

PHONE NUMBER:    (856) 314-8835

Senator Barbara Buono

PHONE NUMBER:    (732) 205-1372

Senator Robert M. Gordon

PHONE NUMBERS:
(201) 703-9779 (Fair Lawn)
(201) 374-2205 (Bergenfield)

Senator Ronald L. Rice

PHONE NUMBER:    (973) 371-5665

Senator Samuel D. Thompson

PHONE NUMBER:    (732) 607-7580

Senator Jim Whelan
   Co-sponsor
PHONE NUMBER:    (609) 383-1388


ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens

Bill A-3192 to label genetically engineered foods

HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICE
Assemblyman Herb ConawayChair
PHONE NUMBER:    (856) 461-3997

Assemblyman Daniel R. Benson
 – Vice-Chair

PHONE NUMBER:    (609) 631-0198

Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini

PHONE NUMBER:    (732) 531-1045

Assemblyman Timothy J. Eustace
  Co-sponsor

PHONE NUMBERS:
(201) 576-9199 (Paramus)
(201) 374-2205 (Bergenfield)

Assemblyman Jerry Green

PHONE NUMBER:    (908) 561-5757

Assemblywoman Amy H. Handlin

PHONE NUMBER:    (732) 383-7820

Assemblywoman Angelica M. Jimenez

PHONE NUMBER:    (201) 223-4247

Assemblywoman Nancy F. Munoz

PHONE NUMBER:    (908) 918-0414 (Summit)

Assemblyman Erik Peterson

PHONE NUMBER:    (908) 238-0251

Assemblywoman Shavonda E. Sumter

PHONE NUMBER:    (973) 925-7061

Assemblywoman Cleopatra G. Tucker Co-sponsor

PHONE NUMBER:    (973) 926-4320

TALKING POINTS:

* I am sure you are
aware that last week Connecticut passed the nation’s first bill to label
genetically engineered foods. This is a profound victory for all of us and New
Jersey has suddenly become significantly more important as we are now given the
opportunity to stand up and really make a difference as we are on a wave of
consumer awareness and action.

* The majority of
your constituents wants to know whether the food they are purchasing contains
genetically engineered substances.

* I am calling upon
you today to help New Jersey lead the way by joining Connecticut in restoring
the very basic right to know to the people of New Jersey.

* Free markets do
NOT work for consumers when they are not informed.

* Please use your
power as our elected legislator to see that the bill to label genetically
engineered foods is posted for a vote and passed through the Assembly.

* In the interest
of public health please co-sponsor this bill.

* We are not asking
for a ban or moratorium–we want these foods labeled.  We deserve the same right
that 3 billion people in over 60 countries have.

* We have the right to know whether our food contains GMOs.


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