Vermonters Put Boots on the Ground to Support GMO Labeling
Vermonters braved snow to show support for House Bill H.112
Over 30,000 postcards signed by Vermonters in support of the bill were delivered to the State House. Last Summer, VPIRG – the Vermont Public Interest Research Group canvassed every town in Vermont.
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“It’s hard to overstate the importance of direct, face-to-face conversations with people, especially in an age of non-stop social media,” said Leah Marsters, one of VPIRG’s veteran Canvass Directors. “You learn a lot about what matters to people if you take the time to talk with them, and collectively we’ve talked with about 50,000 Vermonters over the past 14 weeks. One thing we’ve learned for sure is that Vermonters believe they have a right to know about GMOs.”
“I am encouraged by the overwhelming reception that these young people received,” said Senator David Zuckerman. “I think it shows that there is broad public support for the passage of strong GMO labeling legislation this session.”