Following initial approval, the Senate has officially passed Vermont’s GMO labeling bill (H.112) 28 to 2!
This historic vote moves Vermont ever closer to becoming the first state to require labels on the GMO foods. Again, the bill will now head to the House of Representatives where they will decide whether to concur with the Senate’s version of the bill, or create a conference committee to iron out the differences.
This is an essential step forward, and it could never have been accomplished without the thousands of passionate activists around Vermont who have been with us throughout the campaign. Your calls, emails, personal letters to legislators made a huge impact there was scarcely a Senator who spoke during the proceedings who did not comment on the unprecedented amount of constituent outreach and support they received concerning GMO labeling and H.112.
Thank you so much to all our allies for helping get us this far. The next few weeks will be critical, and there are still more ways you can help:
Write a letter to the editor of your local paper celebrating the vote and thanking your Senator for their support. It’s important to take time to celebrate our victories and express our gratitude to legislators.
Use this online activism tool to set up a honk and wave in your town on Earth Day, Tuesday 4.22.14! In case you don’t know, a “honk and wave” is when you and your friends get some signs together, set up shop on a street corner (or highway overpass) and rally in front of motorists in support of GMO labeling. Please plan to snap a picture of your event and post it to the VT Right to Know Facebook page.