Join the world wide March Against Monsanto by attending a local event or join us for the online event!
For a complete list of events, please see http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/events/
The lines in orange have old details from last year, and we are waiting for a response for the previous organizers, or waiting for new organizers to step up for their city. The white lines are events with the latest info for this year. If you do not see a march near you and would like to host one, please send an email to email@example.com. Please include the following information in your email:
Organizer Email Address(es)
Facebook Event Page*
Local Start Time
*If you would like MAM to setup a facebook event page, please indicate that in the email.
For those who want the steps upfront, before emailing:
Welcome to all the new and future MAM organizers. Here are the main guidelines to get you up and running.
ORGANIZING A MARCH FOR YOUR CITY MAY 23 2015
Decide whether to do a march or a single rally. If you can get at least 10 – 15 people, a march has the potential to reach a lot more people than a rally.
Create a MAM community page for your city, as many of your already have. Once you have that up and running, send us the page link. MAM will be creating events for 23 May 2015. Those who have already created events from their community pages should please make MAM a host of the event. March Against Monsanto will then appear next to, "Created by:..."
If you create an event page as an individual e.g. Brent Hill, March Against Monsanto or your community page will not be able to be added as hosts of the event. MAM can only appear as co-host if MAM or your community page created the event page.
We'll need your e-mail address which we can send to Public so that people can reach their organizer for helping u with organization etc. This will appear on the MAM website, together with the event link, starting time, whether the permit has been granted, pending or unknown, and the the location where the event will start/take place.
Also choose your short Twitter hashtag, example: #MAMdc for Washington DC or #MAMnyc for New York City
Pick a good location. For a rally, a large park or other public area with a lot of traffic is a good spot. If there are any GMO-related headquarters or corporations in your city, that’s another good spot.
If you’re doing a march, pick two well-known locations to start and end
your march. You can do mini-rallies at each location. Keep in mind walking distance; around a mile is a good distance.
Research which permits may be necessary to make your event legal, if
you so choose. You can research this on the Internet by looking on city
government websites or calling their offices. Requirements are usually
different depending on whether you’re doing a march or a rally.
Reach out to potential speakers if you plan to have a rally or mini-rallies along with a march; this is a great way to increase the turnout and get media coverage. Try reaching out to organizations in your city that oppose GMOs and/or Monsanto like farmers and organizations that promote organic foods. If there are politicians in your city/state who advocate GMO labeling, that’s another good idea as well.
Note: If you’re having speakers, you may need to get additional permits for a PA system and/or a bullhorn.
Once you have all of the details worked out for your rally, it’s time to promote it! This is done by use of flyers, including large ones to post to telephone poles and small ones to handout.
Also send a press release to your local media alerting them to the event, to be sent out two days before and the night before or morning (around 6:00am) of your event.
If you’re doing a march, be sure to create a banner to carry so people
know why you’re marching. Also, make signs and have attendees bring
their own as well.
Set up Flyer Actions!
Thank you for participating!