If you eat food, this should matter to you. Please join me for this important rally. THIS IS A CRUCIAL ISSUE FOR ALL AMERICANS AND COULD BE A TIPPING POINT TO GET SEATTLE TO WAKE UP AND VOTE YES ON I-522 FOR LABELING OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS (GMOs) IN NOVEMBER!! Details on the entire rally are below.
**Our group will meet at 12:15 outside the Egyptian Theater at 805 E Pine St. in Capital Hill (between Broadway & Harvard Ave), walk to Cal Anderson Park at 12:30 and join the rally already in progress, before the march at 2:00. If you're late, you may not find us. I will NOT be updating or checking this page throughout the day.
**MAKE A SIGN, SANDWICH BOARD OR BANNER TO CARRY.** (If I can schedule a sign making event a few days before hand, I will, but no guarantees on that.) The march goes through downtown Seattle and ends at The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Why there, you ask. Because The Gates Foundation has aligned itself with Monsanto, pushing Monsanto's genetically modified crops in developing countries (with disastrous effects in many cases, such as in India) and The Gates Foundation holds half a million shared of Monsanto stock. Many do not believe Gates is the "savior" some seem to think he is.
PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT ATTENDING AND UPDATE YOUR RSVP IF YOUR PLANS CHANGE.
Full, official event details:
March For Our Food is a follow-up event to March Against Monsanto held on May 25th and in celebration of World Food Day. This will be a family friendly, fun and festive event and all are welcome. We will have a variety of speakers, music, art and other special surprises!
This action will have a broader focus on our food system by identifying the food issues we face as well as highlighting solutions to creating a more sustainable community focused food system where everyone benefits.
Please join us to celebrate food and our community coming together to take a stand for food justice for all!
Tentative Agenda for the Day:
1. Rally & Festival - 11-2pm
2. March from park to downtown then to Gate Foundation - 2pm
3. Mini Rally at Gates Foundation - 3:30pm
We plan to have a variety of speakers, music, informational booths, volunteer & involvement opportunities, etc.
Music & Entertainment so far with more to come!
1. The Refusers
2. Smashie Smashie
3. Raging Grannies
We will also have a variety of speakers on topics ranging from GMO labeling & I-522, the Gates Foundation connection to Monsanto, the Transpacific Partnership, bees, sustainable farming, community gardens, and lots more!
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