America Moms Take on GMOs - Moms Across America

American Moms Take on GMOs

Moms Across America March 2013

From Sea to Shining Sea

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Kathleen  in Huntington Beach,  California     Zen and MAAM in Madison, CT

See a compliation video of parades:

From June 29th to July 7th, all across America Moms and supporters are joined into 172 parades to letting an estimated 1 million of  their neighbors know about GMOs directly and millions more via media and word of mouth. This was an act of generosity and courage on a grand scale, an example of what makes America great! What awesome and generous people!

 What makes America great is not the party in the White house or the rise in our economy, it is not the amount of wars we have won or popularity of our President. What makes America great are the individual actions of the people, and all people have Moms. Moms in America make the vast majority of all purchases, therefore we drive the economy. We are the social planners, of  church communities and school activities, therefore  we run our communities. Moms have the say so in the home about meals, health, chores and school homework, guiding our future generations to create the prosperity and success of America. In one sense you could say the state of America is the responsibility of our Moms. If there is anything you don’t like about America, we citizens, including Moms, need to take a close look at our role in that.

Have we taken ownership of it?

What can we do that we have not done before?

What is something new we could create in that area?

The power in being a Mom is taking on our role in America. That is why our car decals say ”Bring it ON! I’m a MOM!” and "Label GMOS!"

On July 4th, we took on GMOs and did something new. For most of us, we had not marched in a parade since Girl Scouts and we never even considered being an activist. The majority of us are not radicals, we are not political, we are not doing this for certain religious reasons, we are simply Moms who care about the future of our children. We know that 64 other countries have banned or label GMOs and we march for that freedom here in the USA. We are angry about GMOs but we Moms know that other Mom’s are most likely to consider information when it’s delivered in  non threatening way. Moms know that love works. So we marched with patriotism and pride to be in America’s biggest traditional community event. We marched with love, a friendly attitude and joyous smiles. We were supported by wonderful husbands, partners, aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends and kids. People who care about health and freedom marched for no personal gain. We took on GMOs, were mostly received with cheers and wonder, ( when have most Moms been CHEERED at for talking about GMOs before??? Never! This was so empowering!!!) and we have never been prouder of our great nation.

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Sierra Madre, CA                                                          Boise Idaho

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Riverton, NJ                               Savoy,  IL                       Carnation, WA

Love was all the motivation we need to march down our main street, bravely in the rain alone, like Mom Samantha in Frankfurt, Kentucky or in 107 degree heat like Jessica Denning and over 70 supporters, in Carmichael CA We sang, chanted, waved, smiled and cheered along with the surprised and delighted supporters. We also looked our neighbors in the eye and gave them GMO info flyers or held a banner and signs that brought a new message to thousands lining the streets that did not know about GMOs. We could see them wondering, turning to their neighbors and asking “What is a GMO?”. Our hearts leaped for joy when a neighbor said “Genetically Modified Organism.” Mom’s Mission Accomplished.

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Huntington Beach, CA  Biggest Parade on West Coast   Dedicated Dad on Unicycle

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Lake Forest, CA       Bee Car            Alameda, CA SF Bay area Longest Parade

The love for our children is our fuel. We have a never ending source of that love. This is just the beginning. Moms Across America will not stop until GM food is labeled and off our tables. We will continue to stand for, march for, sing for and chant for “Empowered Moms, Healthy Kids”.

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Mendocino, CA                                                      Springfield, Missouri

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Blaine, WA                                                                        Madison, CT

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Denver , CO                                                               Lancaster , PA

 

With Love, from Moms Across America

With Thanks to our partners the CA State Grage, LabelGMOs.org and sponsors Dr. Bronner's , NYR Organic, Nature's Path, Organic valley, OMG ohmygreen.com and Nutivia and everyone who donated.


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  • Ruth
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  • Cyndy Overgaag
    commented 2013-07-09 13:20:38 -0700
    Once again I predict that the scary facts about Monsanto and GMO’s will be just like the link between cigarettes and cancer. When the public knows they will demand to have labeling and get GMO’s out. Like Phillip Morris and Monsanto, money means power. We can’t back down though. Chemical free Grass Roots shall prevail!!
    I bought a copy of Genetic Roulette and am about to circulate it in my neighborhood with a flyer asking folks to watch and pass on. Hopefully most will.
    I have a sign on my front yard against GMOs. I hope that all that pass by are curious enough to check it out.
    If all the moms and other concerned Free Our Food activists email just one company per week and ask them to be ahead of the curve and take GMOs out of their food, we can make an impact. Tell them you are not buying their product. They all know about it. They just don’t want to spend the money to change until the public demands it. We probably wouldn’t have gluten free menus and food sections in our supermarkets if the facts about GMOs had been taken seriously years ago.
    Sad but true,
    GMO Free Nation…just like Smoke Free, it can be done.
  • donna mills
    commented 2013-07-07 21:59:05 -0700
    I tried to organize some moms online, and I was told to promptly “cease and desist”; that, I had the wording all wrong in asking for marchers to contact me! Luckily, after conducting a google search, I found someone locally who had followed the proper, “protocol” required to organize a spot in a parade and make the announcement, so I took it from there, but I felt so bad, I didn’t dare try and make anymore attempts to talk about it to anyone else, at least not online. I admire my organizer who got it right the first time. You know, there’s this fine line that separates an activist from a protestor with an issue like this, since it is political as much as it is pragmatic in nature. My group was small, but I still got to march with my daughter and granddaughter and hand out a lot of flyers, pamphlets, buttons and announce the existence of MAA and the right to know before i got heat exhaustion from running around so much in it—and for that I am gratified Now that the march is over, does the “Evening of Empowerment” have any required MAA protocol?
    Best,
    Donna Mills, Sierra Madre, Ca
  • Zen Honeycutt
    commented 2013-07-07 18:52:10 -0700
    Carly we are very sorry there were breakdowns in communication and we take full responsibility for that. We posted a full description of what you can do to start groups, gain support and start a group to march in a parade on “About” and “Events”. This was definitely a self starter deal locally. All there is, is to see what you/we/I can do next time. FYI There were some days when I got a couple hundreds requests and I also have cub scouts, homeworks, doctor appointments and interns that sometimes don’t show. We are very aware we need consistent help and that is part of what we will put in as soon as possible. Thank you for your feedback.
  • Jeannie Andrada
    commented 2013-07-07 18:25:29 -0700
    Share, share, share! I made up an info sheet offering links like foodbabe.com, 100daysofrealfood.com, and attention grabbing info and pass out. Facebook me and you can see an example of one of my handouts.
  • Jeanette Schuler
    commented 2013-07-07 18:14:24 -0700
    Hi Carly,

    Sorry to hear about that. Sometimes that happens particularly close to events, I notice. Imagine how busy they are. But a lot of these things are started by self starters, people who will be the first because they are so fet up that it almost doesn’t matter what others think.

    I was a Yes on Prop 37 volunteer and when it did not pass because the same lousy, poisoning corporations deceived and lied to our people, that was it; I became a one woman army. I put www-non-gmo-shopping-guide.-com on my vehicle’s black windows with white windshield paint-all four sides. I also printed out various articles from various groups that I put in the windows of my vehicle when I am parked somewhere such as the march. I also ordered the non gmo shopping guides in bulk and hand them out to everyone I meet especially kids (twenty somethings, in debt, can’t afford organic, but with these they can avoid the likely gmo choices). You can meet new friends and you should see peoples faces when you tell them this is from me to you and hand them one. I also tell them that I bought these personally, if they are not interested, to please recycle to a friend or loved one that would love to have it.

    And I plan on taking all my Prop 37 gear crossing out Prop 37 and putting “Round 1” over it. I would wear my gear around town and parade around with my hat with the bumper sticker on it like the Queen of Sheba; I get lots of attention. I am loud even without a megaphone. I have been contributing to all other organizations helping the other states. I comment on the internet all the time with the basics of gmos (educate yourself) and the eviltry of Monsanto and the like; our people need to know! And ratting out Obama and chums on his antics too! Up to his eyebrows in gmos, I am afraid.

    I am not above walking up and down the street with my sign and gear, handouts I have copied myself, where I have missed a connection. Jump in, girlfriend!! These are opportunities, not set backs. :)
  • Carly Logan
    commented 2013-07-07 17:34:25 -0700
    Super sad. Saw there were 4 others in Knoxville. I reached out. I volunteered. I asked what I could do, where I could get signs, etc. I volunteered to be the point of contact. Nothing. Nada. No contact, no communication, nothing. I believe in what you are doing. PASSIONATELY.

    But ladies, we have to get more organized and get it together or you are going to lose support. I am halfway out the door because I feel like I’m not in the “in” crowd or whatever.

    I am not political and have never done anything like this before. I believe in it THAT much. I wonder how many others were kind of left wondering what to do this past week?

    Sorry for the negativity. I just wanted to step up and instead stepped aside. :-(