Action requests below : Email Maui Council member Hokama in support of their pesticide disclosure bill, 2 online petitions.
Information below : 3 Pesticide & GMO stories, 2 related to Kaua’i specifically.
Hope everyone is doing well , we certainly have exciting times in the movement for a cleaner Kaua’i and state of Hawai’i. Maui has begun the process of hearing their pesticide disclosure bill, which you can support with an action email and petition below. Their bill is modeled very closely on Kauai’s bill 2491, and deserves our support. In addition, we continue to watch the ongoing developments regarding the lawsuit to block Ordinance 960 from being implemented (formally bill 2491), and we will keep you up to date with any developments as they come up. There is also a whole package of bills coming up in the state legislature that we will be tracking regarding GMOs and pesticides, and once we have a clearer picture of the bills and their numbers we will pass that along to you. I have modified our email format slightly to put more clear info at the top of the emails for those that want to scan the email quickly, hope you like it, please feel free to write me back with feedback.
*****The first hurdle has been overcome and the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee will hear the Pesticide Disclosure bill on Tuesday Jan. 28th.
Send in testimony supporting: Disclosure of pesticides being sprayed, Notice that pesticides will be sprayed,Buffer zones around schools, hospitals, homes etc., Disclosure of GMO fields
Send your message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure your subject line is: “Testimony re PIA-58 Jan 28th”
Address it to “Chair Hokama”
**** Also, if you have not signed this online petition yet in support of the Maui bill, please go here.
*** Don’t Let the Big Food Lobby Block State Labeling
**** Numbers don’t tell the story – from The Garden Island paper, regarding release of voluntary pesticide numbers from the biotech companies.
*** Pesticide corporations bully Kaua’i
*** Fakethrough! GMOs and the Capitulation of Science Journalism