Tell Your Senators to Continue Stopping S510!
Ask them to Put a "Hold" on the Bill!
(This message is from the Natural Solutions Foundation and can be found here along with action items. Thank you for your informed activism. Together we are turning the tides.)
Our friends in DC tell us the fake "Food Safety" bill about which we have warned has been "pushed back" again. We stopped it in November 2009 with a couple hundred thousand messages to the Senate HELP committee; we held it off through the July 4th weekend, a major goal achieved! If we can hold it off til the August recess, it is very unlikely to pass. Click here for background. Continue below for the latest Action Item we need you to take.
July 14, 2010 Update: The congressional majority leadership has issued its "short list" of bills it wants to push to passage before the August recess. The good news is: S.510 is NOT on the list! The bad news is that the bill's handers could "sneak it through" the Senate as a "unanimous consent" non-controversial matter! That is, unless opposing Senators put a "hold" on the bill, which means it cannot be treated as non-controversial. Please send the Action Item below to your Senators, demanding that the "hold" the bill! How does a Senator do that? The Senator has one of his or her staff members call the staff of the Senate Cloak Room (yes, there still is a Senate Cloak Room, but now it has a staff! Ah, bureaucracy! The staff is responsible for non-controversial, unanimous consent bills. That's where this bad bill stops!
Natural Solutions Foundation suggests that you write your Senators to thank them for supporting the overwhelming sentiment of their constituents who, like you, are adamantly opposed to the passage of S510 or any other legislation which industrializes the US food chain, damages independent and organic farmers, community gardens and markets, and make food less safe, much less safe…
We urge you to use the Action Item below to tell your Senators:
"Your constituents and others all around the US, in our determination to protect the right of every American to clean, healthy, clearly labled, unadulterated food, have brought strenuous objection to degrading our food supply and implementing the well-presented, but very dangerous Codex HARMonziation which the corrupt and dangerous FDA, USDA and other industry-led agencies are so eager to present to us as faits accompli.
Instead, we look to you to preserve our right to clean food, labeled to indicate pesticides, adulterants, GMOs and other dangerous ingredients and to make sure that S. 510, the mis-named "Food Safety Bill" is defeated through either inaction or a successful "Nay Vote" and any similar bill is, likewise, defeated."
We remind you, among the dangers facing our food and our freedom is the FDA's determination to destroy our access to high potency nutrients, although guaranteed by the 1994 Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act (DSHEA). Various failed bills and amendments to do so, along with the FDA's illegal Codex activities constantly threaten this freedom of choice.
We need to let our Senators know that we will be monitoring their activities on these issues closely. Please continue to the Action Item found here.
Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) is the sponsor of this bill.
The bill's co-sponsors are:
Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
Jeff Bingaman [D-NM]
Richard Burr [R-NC]
Roland Burris [D-IL]
Saxby Chambliss [R-GA]
Christopher Dodd [D-CT]
Michael Enzi [R-WY]
Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
Judd Gregg [R-NH]
Thomas Harkin [D-IA]
Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
John Isakson [R-GA]
Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
Ben Nelson [D-NE]
Tom Udall [D-NM]
David Vitter [R-LA]
For further information, watch these videos:
Food Laws – Forcing people to globalize?
Corporate Rule ?