WHAT: NY GMO Labeling Rally & Lobby Day!
WHY: Tell NYS Legislature to pass a GMO labeling law!
WHEN: Tuesday, April 28th, 2015, 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
WHERE: New York State Capitol, Albany, NY
11:00 am - 11:45 am: Meet at Westminster Presbyterian Church (85 Chestnut St, Albany, NY 12210) for orientation & food
11:45 am - 12:45 pm: Meet with your Assemblymember and/or Senator in the Legislative Office Building (LOB)
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm: Gather on the "Million Dollar Staircase" in the Capitol
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Rally on the "Million Dollar Staircase" featuring great speakers and free Ben & Jerry's ice cream!
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Meet with your Assemblymember and/or Senator in the LOB, get lunch
3:30 pm: Buses depart from Madison Ave (between Eagle and Swann Streets)
(NOTE: You have to go through security to enter the Capitol.)
Please go to the Event Page we've set up on Facebook to "Join" the rally and then invite all the New Yorkers you know and share it on your own Facebook timeline. We're counting on you to help spread the word, even if you can't make it yourself!
Bus transport is available from certain locations at a very reasonable cost (Students ride FREE-- just choose "student scholarship" when you book your seat). Reserve your seat today on the Manhattan, White Plains, Hudson Valley, Long Island, Binghamton/Johnson City, and Rochester/Syracuse buses!
Manhattan Bus Westchester Bus Hudson Valley Bus Long Island BusRochester/Syracuse BusBinghamton/Johnson City Bus
• If bus transport is not an option for you, come by car, train, Greyhound bus, bicycle, skateboard, or on foot!RALLY SPEAKERS
Bill sponsor Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal (D-Manhattan)
Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowtiz (D-Bronx)
Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D-Buffalo)
Bill sponsor Senator Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson)
Jerry Greenfield (Co-founder, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream)
Alex Beauchamp (Northeast Region Director, Food & Water Watch)
Dave Murphy (Founder, Executive Director, Food Democracy Now)
Liz Henderson (organic farmer / NOFA-NY Board member),
Jean Halloran (Director, Food Policy Initiatives, Consumers Union)
Stacie Orell (Campaign Director, GMO Free NY)
David Byrnes (Founder, Goodboy Organics and Yellow Barn Biodynamic Farm)
Caitlin Pixley (Conservation Programs Associate, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter)
Nate Rosenberg (Fink Food Fellow, Natural Resources Defense Council)
Alex Wojcik (Campaign Organizer, NYPIRG) Tell the NYS Legislature to Make GMO Labeling the Law NOW!
You have a right to know whether your food contains genetically modified ingredients. In fact, 93% of Americans want labeling of GMO food. And in a democracy, the people’s will should rule, not those of corporate interests.
On April 28th, 2015, New Yorkers from all walks of life – consumers, parents, workers, business owners, health care professionals, environmentalists, and farmers -- will make history by converging on Albany to demand that the New York GMO Labeling bill (A.617/S.485) is voted into law in 2015!
New York has an historic opportunity to strike a decisive blow against the junk food companies and agrichemical giants fighting to keep us all dining in the dark. An unprecedented number of New York Senators and Assembly Members have already endorsed the NY GMO Labeling bill. Let’s make sure they pass it, and the governor signs it, by mobilizing the full power of our grassroots supporters on April 28th!
Cosponsored by: Food & Water Watch - New York
, GMO Free NY
, Consumers Union
, Food Democracy Now! Good Boy Organics
, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, NRDC, Honest Weight Co-op