Must Call Monday (& Tues, etc):
Help Stop The Dangerously Phony Food Safety Bill With Our New People's Phone Lobby Interface
From: Linn Cohen-Cole <email@example.com>
To: The Pen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Must Call Monday (& Tues, etc): Help Stop The Dangerously Phony Food Safety Bill With Our New People's Phone Lobby Interface
Date: Jul 28, 2009 5:01 PM
Thank you all for all your group is doing to help. This is a brilliant effort.
On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 10:47 AM, The Pen <email@example.com> wrote:
Announcing The Most Powerful People's Advocacy Tool EVER!!
The word we are getting is that our "good for nothing but photo-ops
and grandstanding" Congress may try to sneak through HR 2749 real
fast, the latest phony food safety bill on a suspension of rules any
day. Yes, we do need to take action to protect our food safety. But,
no, this bill does absolutely nothing to identify or address the real
problems. And by NOT addressing the real problems it can only do more
harm than good.
But we now launching an incredibly powerful new advocacy tool,
especially for the fight against HR 2749, and to stop all such future
lunacy in its tracks, the People's Phone Lobby interface. It's so
simple to use, just go to the page below and call your members of
Congress and there is even a link to give you all their direct
congressional and local district office phone numbers.
Then when you speak to the staffers in your congressional offices,
you don't JUST tell them your position, first you ASK them for their
position. Are they supporting HR 2749 or not? And THEN you give them
your position and MAKE them defend theirs if they do not agree with
us, that HR 2749 is just more very bad news, another deceptively
titled bill that in fact does the opposite of what it purports to be
about, assuming it is anything besides totally worthless.
Why is this such a powerful new approach? Because when you go to the
link above and record your notes of your phone calls with your
members of Congress, it becomes a permanent public record of just how
many of us are calling, and just how many of them are trying to
completely ignore the voice of the people, that any of their
constituents can go out and read for themselves.
To protect your privacy, the record you make of your conversations
with them will only display your initials and your city and state on
this new blogging site. But then ANYONE can see for themselves the
real numbers as to how many of us are demanding real change, and
which members of Congress think our calls can just go in one ear and
out the other. Go to the page below and put it to work for you and
your family now.
In fact, this is basically just what the corporate lobbyists do
behind our backs day in and day out and all night too. They jam
members of Congress about their positions on bills. And if they
aren't falling in line they apply pressure. But now with this
revolutionary logging tool, we can jam them right back. Why, we can
see them huddled in small groups in their cloakrooms even now,
talking about, "OMG, the people are on to us!!"
The fact is that a REAL food safety bill would be easy to write.
Provision one, force the filthy factory farms, which are breeding all
the antibiotic resistant bacteria and mutating viruses now, to clean
up their act. And JUST the big factory farms, not the small, healthy
organic farms that are the backbone of our real food safety.
Provision two, ban all ban GMOs until AFFIRMATIVELY proven safe and
require full disclosure labeling of all such products, cows shot up
with bovine growth hormone, etc. Of course, GMOs can never be proven
safe because they AREN'T. Rats fed GMO soybeans get sick and die! That's right, they wouldn't feed this stuff to rats, but they want to
give it to our children.
So Congress having gotten the directive from the corporate special
interests that put profit ahead of our real food safety, a directive
to IGNORE the real problems and look somewhere else, along comes HR
2749, which lacks even a preamble to identify why the bill even
needed to be written in the first place, or what exactly it is
intended to correct.
Instead, ALL HR 2749 does is grant the FDA expansive and
unprecedented new POLICE powers to the FDA with no guidance of
congresional intent as to how that power should be exercised. And who
will be the administrators wielding this awesome new and truly
frightening power, you ask? Why, President Obama just appointed a
former Monsanto VP to oversee the FDA food safety group. There's a
example for you. What a coinky-dink!!
Remember when Obama told us not to worry (because HE was the"decider") about all the drop dead creeps he was appointing to
government administrative positions, the worst of the worst, the SAME
people who were under all the rocks in the Bush administration? So
what happens when THOSE same people are making all the real policy
decisions because Congress has totally abdicated it's policy making
function? Well ... we get wolves in sheep's clothing legislation put
forward like HR 2749. It MUST be stopped.
And by getting on the phones now and making a public record of all
our calls at the page below, we can generate so much bad PR for
members of Congress who won't listen to the people, that even the
most tone deaf of them will have to start dancing eventually. So
let's get it started, and show the whole country how many tens and
hundreds of thousands of us are on to them.
The problem with food safety is NOT that the FDA doesn't have enough
Gestapo like police power to harass small farming operations. The
problem is that the FDA is perversely determined not to look at the
real source of all the filth in our food supply, and Congress is
doing nothing by way oversight to make them do it. And HR 2749 just
gives more powerful weapons to people who can't be trusted to use
responsibly the ones they already have.
And yes, you can also respond to this action through the new Twitter
gateway. Just send the following Twitter reply, and add any personal
comment you like. ..............@cxs #p996
And if you want a step by step explanation of how to set up the
Twitter thing here is the link for that.
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