Yesterday in an historic move in Vermont, Governor Peter Shumlin signed the first in the nation no strings attached law requiring mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GMO) food in the nation. This is incredible news!
But already this morning, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), and GMA member Monsanto, announced that they plan to sue the state of Vermont to stop the bill from being implemented! This is outrageous and we need your help to take the fight to Monsanto and Big Food.
Together, we've launched a revolution and it's time to take it to the next step - we're dumping Monsanto! You in?
At Fidelity offices across the country today, we're telling individuals and Wall Street investors that it's time to Divest Monsanto Now!. Fidelity is one of the top mutual fund holders with 20 million customers. Are you one of them? If so, you could be profiting from Monsanto's toxic legacy of Agent Orange, DDT, PCBs and now GMOs.
Join us today to say, "I'm dumping Monsanto!"
Today, here are easy ways you can join the protest:
1. Make a call to Fidelity Investments office near you. Tell them that you’re outraged that they own 5.3% of Monsanto stock and are profiting from Monsanto’s toxic legacy.
Call Fidelity now: 1 (800)-343-3548
To make the call local, find an office near you: http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/go/1279?t=5&akid=1226.1006050.hxpHBG
2. Download our "I'm dumping Monsanto - you in?" sign, print it and take a selfie. Post it on Twitter and Facebook with your friends and use the #DivestMonsanto hashtag, so we can share it with others.
You can also send us a photo or video of your action to DivestMON@fooddemocracy.now.
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Organic Farmer Jim Gerritsen Joins Divest Monsanto Now! Campaign from Maine
3. Join the Divest Monsanto Now! Facebook page by "liking" it. Here you can find a protest near you.
4. Make a Call to your Financial Advisor today!
(Most important) If you're invested in mutual funds or 401K plans, call your financial advisor and tell them to check your portfolio and if Monsanto is in there, tell them to divest now!
We've already had incredible stories from our members about their conversation with their financial advisors and we'll share them with you next week! Now let's make the Monsanto Stock Plunge a reality!
Special thanks! Here's to our friends and colleagues that have built this movement with us and joined us in this national day of action to say, "Divest Monsanto Now!" - Organic Consumers Association, GMO Inside, Green America, March Against Monsanto, Food Babe, GMO Free USDA, Hawaii GMO Justice, Babes Against Biotech, Cornucopia and Institute for Responsible Technology.
We've built a movement, now let's take it to the next level. Join us to take a stand – tell Vermont we have their back! We've got Monsanto and the GMA on the run. Let's keep up the momentum to reclaim our food and our democracy.
Today, Fidelity must know today that Monsanto has no future and it’s time to Divest Monsanto Now!
Sign our petition and send a message to Fidelity and Wall Street that owning Monsanto stock has no future in a civilized society .
Friends don’t let Friends Invest in Monsanto! Take a stand with us today and take a stand for an organic, chemical free future!
Remember, democracy is like a muscle, either use it or lose it!
Thanks for participating in food democracy,
Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! team