Tuesday, September 22nd Ricki traveled to our Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston for the public hearing on a bill which would require labeling of GMO (genetically modified) products. This is not a bill that would restrict the use of GMOs, it is simply a bill which would require companies to label their products. It was a long hearing and Ricki waited 3 1/2 hours to speak. But, as you will see from the smile on her face in the last picture, it was worth the wait and she felt good about her contribution.
Not all of you may agree with Ricki’s position on this subject. However, we hope you will be active in the democratic process by participating in public hearings of all kinds. This is how our legislators learn about the issues and how they know what the public wants. We would love to hear about your involvement with legislation that is important to you. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We gathered on the Common in front of the Statehouse to eat Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and to drink Dean’s Beans coffee. Both companies support the bill and testified at the hearing.
There was a brief press conference before we filed into the Statehouse.
The auditorium was packed with supporters of the bill.
Finally, Ricki’s name was called and she said her piece.
For more info about GMO labeling, click here.