March Against Monsanto

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/25/2013
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Location
Union Square
50 E 17th St New York
New York City
Union Square South

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Greetings, citizens of New York City. We are the voices of many, and we are well beyond infuriated. Over the past months we have witnessed many atrocious acts committed by our very own government that accumulates in multitudes. Most recently, while most of us were distracted by the Supreme Court case dealing with the Constitutionality of same-sex marriages within the state of California, our ever so beloved leaders stealthily signed into law the Monsanto Protection Act, or the Farmer Assurance Provision 2013. This bill states that the Secretary of Agriculture may grant temporary deregulation status so that genetically modified organism (GMO) farmers and growers may continue the cultivation of biotech crops that had previously been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), even as legal challenges against the safety of those crops are underway, and prevents courts from interceding the review process. What’s even more hideous is the clear, cold fact that lawmakers and lawyers from Monsanto collaborated in creating the provisions of this criminal act. Yes, that is correct; Sen. Roy Blunt, Republican of Missouri, worked in collusion with lawyers of Monsanto to create legislation that allowed the sale of GM products that were harmful to the country’s citizens. Though it will only remain in effect for six months until the government finds another way to fund its operations, the message it sends is that corporations can get around consumer safety protections if they get Congress on their side. Furthermore, it sets a precedent that suggests that court challenges are a privilege, not a right.

The people have spoken, and the consensus is vibrating with outrage. Does your stomach churn at the mere mention of these sick-in-the-head individuals ruling our every moment? Then join us on May the 25th as we march through NYC and show Monsanto, Congress, the President, and the World that We, the people as a whole, united as one, have had enough. Stand beside your fellow brothers and sisters as we stand up against those who wish to do us harm so that they may rake in cash at the cost of our health, lives, and family.

MISSION STATEMENT:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/march-against-monsanto/mission-statement/579359972082527

MEETING SPACE:
A: CONFERENCE CALLS: REGISTER NOW: register now for the MAMNYC planning conference calls at: http://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/S5R27PV0PAZ75DFA

B: ON GROUND PLANNING MEETING: coming soon :)

GOOGLE DOC: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JMY-AYyladBMuOMMR3BhwZ30XKrt-RPZXzzDhoxiEWA/edit

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WHAT TO BRING:

  • Water – We will be marching through the streets, so please keep hydrated.
  • Banners/Signs – Do you have a message you’d like heard? Paint/draw it on a banner/sign and bring it!
  • Fliers/pamphlets – Another way to have your message spread quickly is to print information on small fliers or pamphlets and hand them out along the route.
  • Camera – Feel free to bring your cameras and take as many photos as you can!

REQUEST: we are also asking everyone to wear red shirt as a form of solidarity support towards this action.

NOTE: What not to bring:

WEAPONS OF ANY KIND – REMEMBER, this is a peaceful protest and we wish to keep it that way.

Location: To be determined. Stay tuned as we will update you regarding the location and route.

Thank you all so very much for your concern for the well being of not just yourself but the rest of the world. If you would like to volunteer or get further updates please email us at maminnyc@gmail.com or twitter @MAMNYC

https://www.facebook.com/notes/march-against-monsanto/mission-statement/579359972082527

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