Right to Know GMOJune 14, 2013 June 14, 2013
ACT TODAY! TAKE THE NEXT STEP TO LABEL GE FOODS IN NJ!
ACT TODAY! TAKE THE NEXT STEP TO LABEL GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS IN NEW JERSEY!
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
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
(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
(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 Conaway – Chair
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
(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
* 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.