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The Taxman in the trenchcoat. Two Petitions for Justice.

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“Preempting the ability of local communities to regulate the food they grow and eat is wrong. Please sign this petition.”  Dave Mazza on Facebook

Tell Gov. Kitzhaber that we must Allow cities & counties to regulate GMOs.
We must Stop the Oregon Monsanto Protection Act.
pac.petitions.moveon.org

I just signed a petition to Governor John Kitzhaber: We oppose efforts to stop local governments from taking action against GMO seed and products. Any threat to Oregon’s organic agriculturpeace-justicee is a threat to our economy and the family farming tradition of our state. Governor Kitzhaber, we strongly urge you to remove the Oregon Monsanto Protection Act, from the agenda for the special session.
http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/09/business_tax_cut_entrenched_in.html

Petition Background:
Why are Oregon Republicans insisting on a massive giveaway to big, out-of-state chemical companies like Monsanto?
Governor John Kitzhaber has proposed a “grand bargain” package of reforms on taxes and the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) in an upcoming legislative special session.
But Republicans are refusing to consider the proposals unless a proposal called the Oregon Monsanto Protection Act is included.occupy
Oregon’s Monsanto Protection Act is awful policy and sets a dangerous precedent. It would take away the right of Oregon counties to decide whether to outlaw GMOs.
It all boils down to a simple question:
Who are more important to Oregon
— our family farms and food producers,
or massive, out-of-state chemical companies?
House Democrats defeated the Oregon Monsanto Protection Act once before. But it’s back now thanks to extreme Republicans in the Oregon Legislature.
Only together can we stop this awful idea from becoming law.
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Stephen Michael Amy says
“There is also a petition on BlueOregon which was authored by Carla Axtman, which has been out for awhile.”    .http://www.blueoregon.com/author/carla-axtman/

fightbackOUR FEATURED ACTION
To Governor Kitzhaber:
We oppose efforts to stop local governments from taking action against GMO seed and products. Any threat to Oregon’s organic agriculture is a threat to our economy and the family farming tradition of our state. We strongly urge you to remove the Oregon Monsanto Protection Act, from the agenda for the special session.

Petition is sponsored by BlueOregon, Oregon League of Conservation Voters, and Friends of Jules Bailey.

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