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bring your body! show up for fisher people, the ocean commons, and the health of the gulf of Maine, sept. 30, plymouth, ma

Family fishermen and supporters are inviting ally networks to join them and call on Congress, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, and the New England Fisheries Council to stop the corporate takeover and privatization of the ocean and fisheries, to protect the democratic process and to restore the health of the marine ecosystem. 
Bring your body and spirit and turn out for an action starting at 12 p.m. Wednesday September 30 at the Radisson Hotel in Plymouth, MA. The New England Fisheries Management Council will be holding a meeting at this time, and FLC, NAMA, fishermen, supporters, and allies (you! me!) will make it clear to them that we support local fisherman and are determined to protect our oceans. 
Your support in the past — through written testimony or signing petitions — has brought unprecedented diversity of public input to the policies being considered by the New England Fishery Management Council. You have also helped create safe space for fishermen who have felt alone and often harassed for speaking out to actually stand up and be heard.
Whether you eat local seafood, support family food producers/local living economies/healthy oceans/our public commons/the public process, or simply want to keep those in power accountable, this is a fight that affects us all.

To RSVP for this action, email And, for more information or with questions, contact Shira ( or Brett (

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Ask your Senator to defend our right (and state’s rights) to know what’s in our food! A bill recently passed through the House of Representatives that denies states the ability to require labels on genetically modified food, even if those laws are already in place. This is completely ridiculous. If we act fast, we can stop it in the Senate:

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NOW is the time to get focused.



A new federal bill is threatening our food safety and farming security by prohibiting

  • GE Labeling and
  • adequate regulation of GE crops being grown

HR1599 (the so-called “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act”) is headed for a vote in the House this week! That means Your Representative will be voting on it soon.

Make your voice heard before Thursday– call the Capitol Hill Switchboard at 202-224-3121. They will send you to your Representative’s office.

Speak to a staffer or LEAVE A MESSAGE!:

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8 days left! support family farms in fight against Monsanto!


Monsanto is notorious for launching court battles to financially and legally bulldoze whomever dare stand in its way. The company has sued farms, counties, states, and countries to subvert democratic processes that threaten its corporate interests. In its latest battle, the agriculture giant is backing a lawsuit against a county is Southern Oregon that recently passed a ballot initiative banning genetically engineered foods in the county.

Read more on Our Family Farms Coalition’s website and donate now! to support Jackson County’s legal defense. Protect their ban on GMO crops!

It is important to remember that all local battles are part of a greater national campaign to resist pesticides, GMOs, and industrial agriculture. A win here is a win everywhere. We are powerful when we stand together. Please donate and share! Boost, boost, boost!


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