MAM Round 2: Press Release

MAM Denver Press Release

Contact:

March Against Monsanto – Denver

https://www.facebook.com/MarchAgainstMonsanto.Denver

October 12, 2013 ‘March Against Monsanto’ planned for Denver, CO in solidarity with over 50 countries

DENVER, CO. (October 12, 2013) – On Oct. 12, thousands of activists in Denver and surrounding areas will converge at the State Capitol at 11:00 a.m. in solidarity with the millions of activists from around the world, who will once again March Against Monsanto, calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and other harmful agro-chemicals. Currently, marches will occur on six continents, in 52 countries, with events in over 400 cities. A comprehensive list of marches can be accessed at www.march-against-monsanto.com.

Speakers at the event are:

Gregg, The Bee Guru from Rocky Mountain Bee, operates the number one honeybee rescue operation in the country where they are dedicated to rescuing honeybees and relocating them to rescue sanctuaries along the Front Range.  He will be talking about the demise of the essential honey bees and the insecticides called neonicotinoids behind it.  Make sure to “bee” there to hear what he has to say…  http://www.rockymountainbee.com/

Dr. John Lloyd DC will be speaking on how GMO’s can destroy our health and environment.  A growing body of evidence connects GMOs with health problems, environmental damage and violation of farmers’ and consumers’ rights. He will discuss the consequences of altering the natural growth cycle of our food and the staggering effect of doing so.  His philosophy is that the human body, when given the correct environment, has enormous potential to heal itself.  He holds degrees from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington and Logan University of Health Sciences in St. Louis, Missouri, among other accreditations.  http://www.denverchiropracticdowntown.com/index.php?p=317254

Maximus Blesch has a business management degree and is a lifelong activist, having attended his first protest at age 12.  He learned early on the importance of activism.  He will discuss what Agent Orange is, when and how it was used, its lasting harmful effects and government compensation for exposed vets and their families.  He will also discuss Children of Vietnam Veterans Healthcare Alliance (COVVHA) and the link between Agent Orange and GMOs.

GMOs are not adequately monitored to ensure public safety. Long term, independent, peer reviewed studies were not conducted before GMOs were introduced for human or animal consumption. In the USA, the revolving door between Monsanto employees, government positions, and regulatory authorities has led to key Monsanto figures occupying positions of power at the FDA and EPA. Monsanto has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to obstruct all labeling attempts; they also suppress any research containing results not in their favor. The scientifically established health risks include, but are not limited to: organ damage, sterility, infant mortality, birth defects, auto-immune conditions, allergies and increased cancer risks. GMOs have been partially banned by 16 countries, and are currently labeled in 62 countries.

See the National ‘March Against Monsanto’ Press Release for more information about GMOs and Supporting links: http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/p/press-release.html

For media inquiries:

Send messages to the official March Against Monsanto Denver Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/MarchAgainstMonsanto.Denver

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Do You Hear the People Sing? -Lafayette St. Players

Lafayette St. Players

PerformingDo You Hear the People Sing?

This will be the final performance at the March Against Monsanto, we invite you to learn the steps and join the performance! 

Instructions for participating in flash mob for “Do You Hear the People Sing?”

The song will be repeated a total of four times, learn the words and join in on singing it the with us on the first time and/or the second time through, then on the third time we will march down from wherever we are and be at the lead of the march, with the song being repeated one more time  [EVERYONE singing]  We will have a huge flag waving at the end of the first sing through and it will continue. It would be great if EVERYONE would learn the movements and words and start them in the audience as soon as they feel them.
The performers will be wearing jeans and a red, white or blue t-shirt….attendees are invited to do the same
The signal will be a performer saying into the microphone “everybody sing” at the beginning of the second go-round no matter how many are already singing with us.
Lyrics:
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the song of angry men?
It is the music of the people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!
Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see?
Then join in the fight
That will give you the right to be free!
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!
Will you give all you can give
So that our banner may advance
Some will fall and some will live
Will you stand up and take your chance?
The blood of the martyrs
Will water the meadows of France!
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

 

#MAMDenver

Why did YOU join the fight for our food?

Colorado, we want to hear from you!

We want to know why you have joined the fight for our food. The March Against Monsanto is two weeks away and we want you to help us spread the word. Leave a comment, send us a video, or maybe sing a song, just let us know why you are going to March Against Monsanto!

Send submissions to JustSayNoGMO.Denver@gmail.com. You never know, we may use your comment or submission for promotion or while talking with the media! Add your voice to the conversation!


 

MAM Event Line-Up

March Against Monsanto ~Denver

May 25, 2013, 11am-4pm

Jeffrey M. Smith

Colorado State Capitol-West Steps
200 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80203

Keynote Speaker

JEFFREY M. SMITH

Director/Producer, Genetic Roulette: The Gamble Of Our Lives
Bestselling Author, Genetic Roulette and Seeds of Deception
Executive Director, Institute for Responsible Technology

Mr. Smith has counseled leaders from every continent, campaigned to end the use of genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rbGH or rbST), and influenced the first state laws in the United States regulating GMOs. A popular keynote speaker around the globe, Mr. Smith has been described as “a life-changer”. Mr. Smith has lectured in 30 countries and has been quoted by world leaders and hundreds of media outlets including, The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC World Service, Nature, The Independent, Daily Telegraph, New Scientist, The Times (London), Associated Press, Reuters News Service, LA Times, Time Magazine and Genetic Engineering News. Mr. Smith is also a popular guest on leading radio shows and television programs, such as NPR and The Dr. Oz Show

Featured Speakers:

* Danielle Morrow- from Food & Water Watch will discuss GE labeling and the corporate influence over our food system
* John Fehringer -Organic farmer
* Alan Lewis- How the GMO debate is unfolding in Washington
* Adam Powars- Personal Trainer
* Eric Belsey-Urban farmer

Performances by:

* DJ Brick Lee with Treehouse collective
* Broslyn Bards
* The Rowdy Shadehouse
* Lafayette St Players, sponsored by the First Unitarian Society of Denver, 1400 Lafayette St, Denver. Musical performance to Les Mis called Do You Hear the People Sing? . ** hopefully turn into a flash mob

Food available for purchase from Local Organic Lunch

Join Us!

 

Spread the Word!

MAM Denver Marketing flyer (.docx format) Great basic flyer

MAM Denver Informational flyer (.docx format) Want to help educate others? This is the flyer for you

Full-color flyer (Front + Back) (.pdf format) Beautiful, professionally designed flyer

Feel free to copy, print, or share~help us spread the word!

Official Hashtags

#fairseeds
#MAMDenver
#MarchAgainstMonsanto

 

Weekly Update

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In case you missed it…here are last week’s highlights

There are over 200 global events scheduled to take place in May!
We received our permit from the city and planning has kicked into high gear.
If you volunteered to help us plan or speak, you should have an email from us~so go check your inbox! If you haven’t heard from us yet, be patient, you will!
We have shirts available for pre-order, they are 100% certified organic cotton, GMO and sweatshop free! All orders must be received by April 30th to ensure delivery by the event date. Get yours today! Orders and donations are being processed through my business account (Enlightened Lotus Wellness) so that I didn’t have to set up a separate account for the event.
We have some exciting stuff in the works including movie screenings and a silent auction so stay tuned for details or keep on eye on the calendar for all upcoming events. 
If you are an organic farmer or food producer, we want to help promote your business to the community. We are preparing a local GMO-free resource list to introduce the community to all the great local options. If you are interested in providing us promotional materials and/or  samples to give away ~Give me a call at 720-306-1192 or send me an email.
~Ellice
Questions? Concerns? Comments? Let us know!

 

It’s Official!! Rally on the West Steps


It’s official! Permit approved for the State Capitol West steps! Join us for the global event to raise awareness about GMOs and Monsanto!

 

March Against Monsanto organizer interviewed on sound of freedom radio

 

Weekly Update

4/8/2013

Hello Everyone! We have been hard at work planning the Denver March Against Monsanto but wanted to extend a big thanks to Denver and the outpouring of support! As of writing this post 779 people have said they would attend the Denver March Against Monsanto, WOW! That is awesome!!
Many have asked about the location of the march, right now organizers are waiting to hear back from the city about the kind of event we will be permitted to have since there are many competing events downtown that weekend as well as the Memorial Day parade in Civic Center Park that is scheduled for 11:30 that morning. While this makes organizing a bit more complicated it offers us the opportunity to bring awareness to the issue on a large scale.

We still need your help!

We still need cash donations so that we can order flyers and other promotional materials~we even made it easy for you you can donate directly through paypal.
We need volunteers to help with the bake sale. Contact Rachel
We need a weekly meeting space large enough for all volunteers, any ideas? Let us know.
Do you have questions? Comments? Concerns? Send us an email