|Election Victories on Fracking!
Election shows that communities can win against big corporate money if we organize from the ground up.
In Colorado, three cities successfully stopped fracking and a fourth is too close to call, despite nearly $900,000 being spent by big oil and gas interests supported by Governor Hickenlooper, who has publicly opposed community efforts to halt fracking. I want to congratulate our allies, members, volunteers and staff on the ground who worked in their communities to take control of their future by saying no to fracking.
In Washington, the GMO labeling initiative is still too close to call. Big junk food and chemical companies spent more than $22 million to mislead the public in an off-year election. Food & Water Watch volunteers have spent countless hours contacting voters and fighting for the right to know what's in our food.
With your help, we will continue to fight across the country to ban fracking and to label GMOs. This year, Conneticut and Maine passed labeling measures, and we're continuing to organize across the country. We know that ultimately we will make GMO labeling the law across the country, because we are organizing, our movement is growing and the people are on our side.
As a Food & Water Watch supporter, I want to thank you for all of your incredible work to help get out the vote, and to build the movement to protect the things that we can't live without.
The massive amounts of money spent by large corporate interests against popular measures highlights the need to continue organizing as we strive to protect our essential resources and take back our democracy. Let's celebrate what we've built, and get ready for what's next.
Food & Water Watch