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gmo right to know and april 28 rally in new york

Big money is trying to kill the effort to label GMOs in the state of New York, but GMO Right to Know bills are moving forward. If you’re a New Yorker, please attend the GMO Labeling Rally & Lobby Day at the NY State Capitol in Albany on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Reserve your seat on a bus today!

Logo with green state of New York shape and "GMO Free NY" text on top of the imageUpdate on GMO Labeling Bills in New York
The GMO labeling bill numbers you need to know are NY State Assembly bill A.617 and NY State Senate bill S.485. Bill A.617 was successfully voted out of the NY Assembly Consumer Affairs and Protection committee in early March and is now awaiting a vote in the Codes committee. The companion bill in the Senate, S.485, has not yet seen any action; it’s in the Consumer Protection committee and will hopefully be voted on soon.

Vote With Your Voices and Feet
Assembly members need to be told to push Bill A.617  forward because people should be able to know if it’s GMO. Go to www.gmofreeny.net to learn how to contact your Assembly member and Senator and what you should say when you call. Even better if you can stop by one of their offices in Albany in person!

Rally for Your Right to Know on April 28
On Tuesday, April 28th, 2015, the NY GMO Labeling Rally & Lobby Day will take place at the State Capitol in Albany, from 11:30 am – 3 pm. The rally will have food, great speakers, and like-minded people. Bus transportation is available from Manhattan, Westchester, Hudson Valley, Long Island, Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca, and Binghamton and student scholarships are available.

No matter how you get there, just get there and make some NOISE in Albany! See this flyer for more information: April28Rally


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reclaim our food system action, uk

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TAKE ACTION: RECLAIM OUR FOOD SYSTEM

Join the Landworkers’ Alliance (LWA) as we celebrate Via Campesina’s International day of Peasant Struggle:  Meet Wednesday April 29th, outside the Bury St Edmunds Railway Station, 1pm. March to the British Sugar factory with song, dance and a vision of a healthy food system! We will be joined by U.S. activist & performer Reverend Billy and his gospel choir!

Last year the LWA took our message to DEFRA, this year we are targeting British Sugar PLC to expose the inequality and problems inherent in our industrial food system. Government support of big agri-businesses, like British Sugar PLC, threatens the health of our communities and the quality of our environment. And we’re subsidizing exactly the wrong sort of agriculture. Continue reading


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for boat lovers and climate noticers: hudson river activities

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Float on New York: A Waterborne People’s Climate Convergence

August 31 – September 13, 2014

  •  160 Miles in Human Powered Vessels in 2 Weeks
  • A Climate Justice Flotilla

 

A fleet of full-scale paper boats is going afloat on the Hudson River, charting a course from upstate New York to New York City in a convergence of art and activism to coincide with the meeting of world leaders at the United Nations Climate Summit. To learn more, click—>HERE


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show ferguson some love!

 

Young farmers, this is a major situation happening in Ferguson, Missouri. If you haven’t heard, click HERE. If anyone is in the area, this is a great event to attend. 

show ferguson some love

From the Ferguson Farmers Market Facebook Page:

The people of Ferguson need your love now more than ever before. Come to the Ferguson Farmers Market this Saturday morning from 8am – 12noon to show your love for this community in much need of healing.

Let’s put the unity back in community. The Ferguson Farmers Market has always been a place for community conversation. 
Your presence on Saturday would mean a lot to us. Those of us who live, work, and play here are concerned for the future of our community. We are particularly concerned for our young people. Please invite every young Ferguson resident you know to attend Saturday’s market.

While the nation’s attention is on Ferguson, let’s show them who we really are. We will have signs saying WE ARE FERGUSON and I LOVE FERGUSON at a photo station so that you can take photos with it and post it far and wide. @[null:@[null:#Ferguson]] #WeAreFerguson 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue9nDQEGmsc&app=desktop


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important action: restore the commons!

A note from our friend Robert LaValva, founder of New Amsterdam Market.
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August 1, 2014

My decision to stop holding New Amsterdam Market on South Street grew from the frustrations of running a minimally funded organization while also leading a contentious land-use campaign for nearly a decade. Thanks to the overwhelming expressions of support and concern that poured in after the July 14 announcement, our board of directors and I are inspired to see that the market continues its mission.

We are actively planning the future of New Amsterdam Market and will keep you informed.

In the meantime please be aware of two important & time-sensitive opportunities to join us in demanding that public assets at the South Street Seaport remain in public hands and used for public purposes.
  • Read The War on New York’s Waterfront in today’s New York Times Op-Ed section, by Roland Lewis, Paul Greenberg, and Joan Davidson.  Forward this article widely to your lists, but do this from within the Times website, so it can be put on the front page and be seen by more people.
Thank you so much for much again for supporting our quest to retain, restore, and enhance New York City’s original commons, a priceless legacy we cannot afford to lose.
Sincerely,

Robert LaValva, Founder
New Amsterdam Market

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