Thursday, September 16, 2010

National Call-In Day To Stop GE Salmon—TODAY!

[object Object]In just a few days, the FDA is deciding whether or not to approve genetically engineered salmon. If it goes through, this would be the first GE animal approved for human consumption. We’re doing everything we can to stop it and need your help.
Today we are holding a rally and press conference in front of the White House urging FDA and the Obama Administration to reject the approval of GE salmon. Can you call the White House today to support our efforts?
There are a number of problems with the potential approval of GE salmon. First, the FDA doesn’t do its own testing, but relies on information provided by the company that wants approval. And since GE salmon are being considered as a new “animal drug,” the process isn’t focused on the potential impacts on consumers. Additionally, GE salmon pose unacceptable risks to human health, the environment and native fish populations--along with the men and women who depend upon native salmon fisheries for their livliehoods. So, we’re calling on the Obama Administration to step in and direct the FDA not to approve GE salmon.

Can you take a moment to call the White House today?  The calls are easy to make and will help us stop the approval of GE Salmon.  Here’s how you make a call:

1) Call the White House at (202) 456-1111 between 9am- 5pm EST.

2) Tell them your name, where you're from, and then simply ask that President Obama direct the FDA to reject the approval of genetically engineered salmon
Or use the script below:
"Hi, My Name is ______ and I live in (City, State).  As a constituent (or mother, nurse, doctor, fishermen, chef, etc), I urge President Obama to direct the FDA to reject the approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon. Thank you for your time today."
3) Please log your call through our website so we can keep track of how many calls are going in to the White House, and what kind of responses they are giving people (the Call Log page also includes more talking points).
After you’ve made your call, encourage your friends and family to make calls too.
Thank you for your support!

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