Learn How You Can Kick Monsanto & Big Oil Out of Your Neighborhood!

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Across the country, people are learning how to protect the health of their communities, and the people who live there. From GMO crops. From fracking. From outside corporations whose only concern is profit.

If you'd like to learn, too, you're in luck. Because a Democracy School is coming to a community near you soon.The CELDF Democracy School teaches citizens how to organize to protect community rights. It's run by the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), a non-profit, public interest law firm providing free and affordable legal services to communities facing threats to their local environment, local agriculture, the local economy, and quality of life.

I recently attended a Democracy School and then met with local communities in Oregon that are working to pass their own versions of CELDF's Model Food Bill of Rights. The Food Bill of Rights is a tool for communities to establish the right to locally produced, sustainably grown food, and to ban unsustainable agricultural practices. The bill includes protections for local family farms, the humane treatment of livestock and bans on genetically modified organisms. It also removes legal barriers that stand in the way of community food sustainability, such as corporate "rights" and state preemption. 

It was a great experience, which is why I'm letting you know that a Democracy School is coming to a community near you. If you want to learn more about how to fight back against Monsanto and Big Oil, this is a great opportunity. 

Kauai, HI -- May 3 & 4
To register or for more information, contact Ami Marcus at ami@planetvisionproductions.com.

Greenfield, MA -- May 3 & 4
To register or for more information, contact Sandra Boston at bostons@aol.com.

McMinnville, OR -- May 10 & 11
For more information, contact Linda Grove at lgrove@onlinenw.com  or 503-472-9213Click here to register.

Yellow Springs, OH -- May 17 & 18
To register or for more information, contact Dimi Reber at dimireber@rocketmail.com or 937-767-1078.

Alexis Baden-Mayer
Political Director Organic Consumers Association

6771 South Silver Hill Drive - Finland, MN 55603 - Phone: 218-226-4164 - Fax:218-353-7652

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