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This Saturday, March 26th, from D.C. to Colorado Springs--and more than 20 cities in between--thousands of people will join together for a Rally for the Right to Know, demanding labeling of GMO foods.

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When Mar 26, 2011
from 12:00 am to 12:00 am
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The United States may soon be the only country in the world that does not require labeling of genetically engineered food. In Spring 2000, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that labeling of GE foods would remain voluntary, even though there was no indication that any company would voluntarily label genetically engineered foods--and in the 11 years since, none have. Meanwhile, companies who have eliminated GE ingredients and added “NON-GMO” labels have faced burdensome regulations, while the FDA lets other companies continue to use GE ingredients in secret. It is time to stand up and demand mandatory labeling of GE foods!

This Saturday, March 26th, from D.C. to Colorado Springs--and more than 20 cities in between--thousands of people will join together for a Rally for the Right to Know, demanding labeling of GMO foods. Check out the events listing on the Rally for the Right to Know Facebook page to find a rally near you (please RSVP at the event page if you plan to attend an event).

Our CFS True Food Shoppers Guides will be available at all of the rallies! We hope our True Food Network members in these areas can attend a rally. This is a great way to make your voice heard, demand mandatory GE food labeling, and meet others in your community who care about True Food!

Find a rally near you and RSVP:
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/topic.php?uid=150163591710461&topic=152

If you can't attend any of the rallies in person, join our virtual rally on Saturday, March 26th instead! CFS True Food Network members across the country will be sending letters to Congress urging legislation implementing mandatory labeling of GMO foods.

If you are not a Facebook user, the event cities and times are listed below.

Rally for the Right to Know!

Washington, D.C.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
11am - 3pm
Location: The White House Sidewalk

Colorado Springs, CO
Saturday, March 26, 11:00am - 1:30pm
Location: Acacia Park

Los Angeles (Westwood)
Saturday, March 26, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Los Angeles (Westwood) Federal Building
11000 Wilshire Blvd.

Milwaukee, WI
Saturday, March 26, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Water and Wisconsin
 
Indianapolis, IN
Saturday, March 26, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 200 W. Washington Street #220, Indianapolis IN 46204

Nashville, TN
Saturday, March 26, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: 900 Rosa Parks Boulevard (Eighth Avenue North)
Nashville, TN 37208

Tampa, FL
Saturday, March 26, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Meet at the St Pete Fine Arts Museum under the Banyon trees
255 Beach Drive Northeast
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 www.fine-arts.org

Hollywood, FL
Saturday, March 26, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Open Air Bandshell Theatre on Hollywood Beach Boardwalk, 100 Johnson Street and North Ocean Drive/A1A
Hollywood Beach, FL

Salem, OR
Saturday, March 26, 12:00pm - 3:00pm 
Location: 900 Court St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97301

Atlanta, GA
Saturday, March 26, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Around Centennial Olympic Park across from the CNN Bldg. Atlanta, GA

Kansas City, MO
Saturday, March 26, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Country Club Plaza Downtown Kansas City, MO

Montpelier, VT
Saturday, March 26, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Outside CITY HALL in Montpelier, VT

Albuquerque, NM
Saturday, March 26, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Maui, HI
Saturday, March 26, 8:00am - 11:00am
Location: in front of Long's streetside on Ka'ahumanu Ave in Kahului, Maui
 
Ann Arbor, MI
Saturday, March 26, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Southeast corner of Catherine Street and N. 4th Avenue - just south of the A2 Farmers Market and Kerrytown Shops

Austin, TX
Saturday, March 26, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: The Capitol - Austin, TX

Gilbert, AZ
Saturday, March 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location Pending; check http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=161143050607393 for updates

Saint Paul, MN
Saturday, March 26, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Minnesota State Capitol Building - South Mall
75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, 55155
 
Seattle, WA
Saturday, March 26, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Victor Steinbrueck Park, SEATTLE
2001 Western Avenue (by Pike Place Market)

New York, NY
Saturday, March 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: CITY HALL steps New York City
Between Broadway and Park Row

Chico, CA
Saturday, March 26, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Downtown "Park" between Broadway and Main Streets (where the fountains are; 3 blocks from FOOD CO-OP), Chico, CA
 
*If you plan to attend one of these events and can not RSVP via the Facebook pages, please RSVP via email to office at centerforfoodsafety dot org and let us know which event you plan to attend (and how many of you will attend) so we can get a head count to local rally organizers!

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