The fight for our food!!
Mission Statement: http://on.fb.me/10oCMRb
May 21st, 2016 - 4th Annual March Against Monsanto
Our goal is to educate the citizens of Orlando about the adverse health effects associated with GMOs and expose Monsanto's corrupt business practices. We aim to inform the community about what they are putting in their bodies and encourage people to be the change they wish to see by supporting local farmers, voting with your dollar and growing your own food.
This is a peaceful march and family friendly event so don't hesitate to bring the kids!!
The event will begin at City Hall where we will rally and hear from guest speakers (see list below). Next we will march to Lake Eola and stop for a short break, then back to City Hall where we will conclude.
If anyone has extra suggestions please share them, this is an event for all of us and every voice matters. If you would like to help out in any way, please send us a private message or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you all!
PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND SHARE THIS EVENT. Help promote this event in any way you can. Thank you!!
Rep Rehwinkel Vasilinda - Labeling GMOs in FL
Steve Moreau - Healing with a Non-GMO diet
The Lorax - Save the Bees
Maya Fiallos - Monsanto: The Obstacle is the Path
Jim & Jennifer Helvenston - Growing Food
WATER: Coolers will be set up at City Hall with water and organic tea donated by Dandelion Cafe.
SIGNS: There will be some markers and poster board available the day of the march. These are limited and are on a first come fist serve basis. Arrive early at 10AM if you would like to to take advantage of this, we will be there setting up. Please feel free to make your own signs beforehand as well. Don't forget to WRITE BIG!!!
WHAT TO WEAR: Be creative but don't forget to dress comfortably because it will most likely be hot the day of the march. Keep this in mind if you come dressed as a honey bee, butterfly, tomato, or in a hazmat suit.
You can use this FREE service for downtown
Here is a map of Parking in the area:
Here is a link to get some cheap Non-plastic water bottles:
Hey Monsanto what do you know?
We don't want your GMOs!
What do we want?
When do we want it?
Hey Monsanto why so evil??
Stop feeding poison to the people!!
Hey hey ho ho, GMOs have got to go!!
Hey hey ho ho, Americans have a right to know!!
Hell No GMO
Hell No GMO
Power to the people!!!
Not the corporations!!!
1. Starve the beast!
- Support local farmers
- Vote with your dollar
- Buy organic
- Boycott companies that sell GM food
- Grow your own food
2. Share information & take action!
- Educate yourself, friends and family
- Sign petitions and peaceful protest
- Call your representatives regularly
- Use social media to inform others
- Be the change you wish to see
MAM Orlando Community Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MarchAgainstMonsantoOrlando?ref=hl
"The World According to Monsanto": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6_DbVdVo-k
"Seeds of Death": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUd9rRSLY4A
How Monsanto Silences Scientific Dissent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShJTcIlTna0&list=PLU7nhEWS4X7PKxOUoY1es-3kbkvyJSjqT&index=26
"GMO OMG" is available at Target and on Netflix. Here is the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynyB2fNn8kQ
Genetic Roulette tralier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq0HMBQfdI0
Genetic Roulette is available here: http://geneticroulettemovie.com
We encourage everyone to do their own research!!
As Gandhi said; “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win,” and “Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.”
This is an 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 this movement is non-violent. We want the world to hear us. We must behave like 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 acceptable.
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 trying to destroy our unity.
With that said, Please do not bring violence or abusive comments to 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 if you are an instigator you will not be tolerated at our march and we our organizers will ask you to stop or leave. If you continue we ourselves will politely.
We encourage all organizers to be open and talk with your local police and make clear to them that these events are family events and we will cooperate 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 attending.
Remember the world will be watching and we have an example to set. Violence would be seized upon by the media and Monsanto. They would use this as propaganda to discredit the movement and label us as 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 did not you do now. For the instigators you are not welcome and we stand firm united in NON-Violence.
While we will be speaking up against the politicians and the corporations we will not condone any comments or threats of aggression towards 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, and 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 mailing lists and or FB groups where you can continue working together after the march and until we have reached our goals. You may want to bring an ipad and have everyone who is interest 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 its in our best interest to brainstorm Ideas on how we can keep the ball rolling.