March against Monsanto

 23 May
 Alachua County Library Headquarters
 401 E University Ave - 32601 - Gainesville - United States
 Courtney Martin
On May 23rd 2015 millions of people all over the world will be marching together for the 3rd annual March against Monsanto. Our goal is educate people about the adverse health affects associated with GMOs and expose Monsanto's fraud and cronyism. We want people to know what they are putting in their bodies and help encourage them to be the change they want to see in the world by supporting local farming, voting with their dollar, and growing your own food! This is a peaceful march and family friendly, so please everyone feel free to join!! We will start at 12:00pm at the Alachua County Library headquarters and make our way around the block and back. As of now the only things we are doing is marching and chanting. If anyone has any other ideas, can get in touch with speakers, etc. or wishes to help in any way please contact me directly Please feel free to make signs, (remember to write big so everyone can see) shirts, or banners. PLEASE EVERYONE DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO MAKE IT OR SHARE THE EVENT! Solutions: •Buy organic •Boycott companies that sell GMO food. •Grow your own food •Support local farmers •Educate yourself, friends, and family. •Make signs and posters. Peaceful protests. •Sign petitions. •Use social media to inform. •Be the change you want to see in the world! OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE NATIONAL ORGANIZERS OF THE MARCH: "We would like to remind everyone that MAM does not support violence or aggression towards property or people. Violence will only set us back. Please be clear that this movement is non-violent. We want the world to hear us. We need to be adults not stoop to the level of violence. Our marches are family events. We will have children, elderly, and disabled people present. Violence of any kind will not be excepted. Please be warned that often times Monsanto themselves will send in their own plants to try and incite or instigate aggression. Do not be fooled. They are tying to destroy our unity. With that being said please do not bring any violence or abusive comments o our March or to our Event pages. Your comments will be deleted and if it continues you will be banned. We encourage all organizers of the individual events to share this message. Please be warned that if you are an instigator, you will not be tolerated at our March and we the organizers will ask you politely to leave. If you continues we ourselves will politely. We encourage all organizers to be open and talk with your local police and make it clear to them that these events are family events and we will corporate and work with them to remove anyone who incites aggression. Please understand we are not trying to be authoritarian but that we have a responsibility to create a peaceful event for our children, parents, grandparents, and all who are attending. Remember the world will be watching and we have an example to set. Violence would seized upon by the media and Monsanto. They would use this as propaganda to discredit the movement and label us Eco-terrorists. This is not a joke. We are standing up against one of the most powerful corporations that ever existed! This is why we reiterate no violence of any kind will be tolerated. We know most of you know this, but for the few who didn't you do now. For the instigators you are not welcome and we stand firm united in NON-VIOLENCE! While we will be speaking up to the politicians and the corporations we will not condone any comments or threats against them. We will expose their crimes and demand justice and change of policy. We do not by any means condone any type of vigilantism. Our mission is to raise awareness, expose and legally stop Monsanto, and their cronies, crimes against humanity. We would like to see GMOs labeled and/or banned until they can without a doubt be proven safe. So far we have seen the opposite. GMOs are NOT safe. Monsanto is an unethical unmoral corporation and they have been committing crimes against humanity for decades. This event is a platform to bring us together in unity. From here we can work together to create a powerful base of grass roots activism. We encourage all to network together and continue to work towards supporting ballot initiatives that are in place to label GMOs or ban them, as create initiatives that have not yet been created. Continue working together to expose politicians that serve Monsanto and promote politicians that stand with the people. We encourage all to create a mailing lists and/or FB groups where you can continue working together after the March and until we have reached our goals. You want to bring an iPad and have everyone who is interested type in their emails so you have a ready digital email list to bring people together for future efforts. This event has created powerful momentum and it's in our best interest to brainstorm ideas on how we can keep the ball rolling."

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