The following is a reprint of a letter from tom fendley of "yes on 37" - the organization responsible for getting the "label genetically modified foods (g.m.o.s) " initiative (prop.37) on the ballot.
"Prop 37 is on the ballot because elected officials across the country have bowed to Monsanto and the other pesticide and junk food giants, thus far refusing to grant us the right to know what's in our food.
But sometimes our elected officials stand up for consumers.
Yesterday, the Los Angeles City Council joined our people's campaign, unanimously endorsing Prop 37. They apparently didn't believe the lies in our opponent's discredited TV ads.
“It's not often that the LA City Council votes unanimously to support a measure, but Prop 37 was a no-brainer.
We have the right to know what's in the food we're eating and feeding our families," said Councilmember Paul Koretz. "I'm proud to be a part of this true grassroots campaign in our struggle against the biggest pesticide and junk food companies in the world."
The LA City Council joined the California Democratic Party, Senator Barbara Boxer, Congressmembers Barbara Lee, Maxine Waters, Judy Chu, Brad Sherman, Howard Berman, and dozens more elected officials in endorsing Prop 37.
Yesterday, the LA City Council listened to moms, dads, kids, doctors, and small businesses who simply want to know what's in our food.
“Prop 37 won’t raise food costs, and most grocery store managers understand that it’s ridiculous to believe we’d be opening ourselves to lawsuits. Food companies will comply with this simple labeling law, just as they already do in 61 other countries,” said Bruce Palma, general manager of Co-Opportunity Natural Foods in Santa Monica.
Today, a new poll was released showing that despite our opposition's onslaught of discredited TV ads, we're still ahead.
And now it's time for Californians to see our TV ads, don't you think? Please donate today. We're a genuine grassroots campaign, and that means we need you. Please also share the good news of our LA City Council victory on Facebook and Twitter.
For The Win! - Tom Fendley, Yes on 37 - http://www.carighttoknow.org/