Folks it’s down and dirty with GMO – and I mean dirty!
Big-Food and Big-Ag are flooding California with tons of misleading TV ads.
At least one has been stopped but not before it did it’s dirty work.
California could be a game-changer for the whole country, and they welcome our help!
There are some specific things you can DO besides handwringing –
One is to get in touch with everyone you know in California to vote YES on 37. Early voting has started so we need to get started too!
The two other things you can do to MAKE A DIFFERENCE are at www.CARightToKnow.org.
The first is to send $$. It needn’t be big bucks; whatever you can spare will help a lot! They are trying hard to get Yes on 37 ads into TV markets around the state and this will help get OUR side out on the airwaves.
The second is to volunteer. And the specific way you can volunteer is Phone Banking. I just got off a three hour shift. No, it’s not all that much fun. In fact it’s downright tedious. But I've been doing it and plan to do more "shifts" between now and Election Day November 6. The calls are to California voters who have already expressed an interest and this is to remind them to VOTE. Even leaving the message on their machine makes a difference. Early voting has already started in California so it’s important.
They have a nice mechanized system that dials automatically, and you get a good training session with Alexis Soto who is terrific. (CA does not allow recorded robo calls). They give you great support and the script and other support materials are very useful, very informative.
You can do this from home, choosing shifts in the afternoon and evening, seven days a week. Since Chicago is 2 hours ahead, it will mostly be late afternoon or late evening. Putting in a few of these three hour shifts between now and Election Day is probably the single most important thing you can do to end this game changing election on a positive note for our side!
The folks working so hard in California truly appreciate help from those of us from out of state. It helps them and ultimately it helps us as well! It’s not hard to do and you’ll feel good after you do it!
We can win this thing!
Joan Levin jdlevin[at]bright.net