Note of thanks from Eliza Walp, VPIRG Field Organizer, to those who took action on GMO Labeling.
I’m Eliza Walp, a Field Organizer with VPIRG. That’s me in the photo to the right, the one with the short hair and big smile. For the past two summers, I’ve taken crews of canvassers across Vermont to raise awareness, build support, and generate action on important issues, like the need to label genetically-engineered foods.
I wanted to personally thank those of you who signed a postcard supporting GMO labeling when you met me, or one of our canvassers, this summer. You were not alone. Over 30,000 concerned Vermonters joined you in taking action.
Now, I’m trading in my VPIRG t-shirt for a suit. That’s because we’re getting ready to take your voice into the State House so that our State Senators hear what you and those tens of thousands of other Vermonters believe they need to do: secure your right to know what’s in the food you eat by passing the GMO labeling bill.
But as you know, it’s not going to be easy.
Some companies, from the biotech industry to industrial food giants, would like to keep consumers in the dark. We’ll be your eyes and ears in committee rooms and floor debates, and report back to you when it matters. Falko (our Consumer Protection Advocate), Paul (our Director) and others from our VPIRG team will keep you in the loop about what’s happening in Montpelier. If you are not yet on our email list, that’s the easiest way for us to keep in touch with you. Just enter your email address on the top right-hand corner of our home page at http://www.vpirg.org.
If you’re interested in getting more involved in the campaign to label GMOs, join us at the State House on Thursday, January 16th for a citizen day of action. Details available at http://bit.ly/2014GMOLabelingLobbyDay or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VPIRG Field Organizer and Canvass Director
(802) 223-5221 ext. 16