For Immediate Release: May 24, the second annual ‘March Against Monsanto’ to take place at the City of Cuernavaca Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMAM logo graphic   Contact: Ellice Campbell Media Facilitator March Against Monsanto marchagainstmonsantocolorado@gmail.com 720.477.0057

May 24, the second annual ‘March Against Monsanto’  to take place

at the City of Cuernavaca Park, 10am

  DENVER (May 19, 2014) – March Against Monsanto has announced that on May 24, tens of thousands of activists around the world will once again “March Against Monsanto.”  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.   The new larger, but still central location at the  City of Cuernavaca Park will allow for music, GMO educational speakers, as well as activities for the kids including a Butterfly Wing Making Craft Area.  The vending area will include a variety of healthy and environmentally friendly businesses and programs.   This year, organizers have focused on providing an educational, family friendly event and have chosen a Save the Bees & Butterflies theme. The focus on raising awareness and education is necessary since Right to Know Colorado GMO has formally launched a campaign demanding mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods or GMOs across Colorado.  The ballot initiative was approved by the Colorado Supreme Court in March, and now 86,105 notarized signatures must be collected by August 4, to force a November GMO label election.   Speakers & Performers to include: Dr. Katherine Peterson, ND,  practices as a Primary Care Naturopathic Physician here in Colorado.   She has had a lifelong interest in medicine and has a diverse background working with ski patrol, EMT-IV, chiropractic assistant, dialysis Tech, hospice worker, personal trainer and yoga instructor.   Local favorites, the Wandering Monks are scheduled to perform. Originating in the socially barren environment of the front range of Colorado, Wandering Monks is a musical entity consisting of rapper/producer McAD and his emcee partner Linguistory. The duo has worked tirelessly to create a unique brand of conscious underground hip hop that blends multiple genres yet maintains a unique sound.   Community Partners supporting the March Against Monsanto ~Denver include , Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Right to Know Colorado, Moms Across AmericaFood & Water Watch, and the Institute for Responsible Technology. Official national website: www.march-against-monsanto.com. Denver MAM online: https://mamdenver.org/   For local media inquiries, to schedule an interview, or for general information, contact Ellice Campbell at ellicecampbell@enlightenedlotuswellness.com. ###

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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

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

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March Against Monsanto ~ Denver

Email: JustSayNoGMO.Denver@gmail.com

All official events: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/3811393293

Twitter: @MAMDenver

Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/MarchAgainstMonsanto.Denver
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/228808343928822/

All available flyers on google drive: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B68OgSoVyRCxUWpkeXN0ekV2NDg&usp=sharing

Promotional materials: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B68OgSoVyRCxTDZOWnQyOTlyVFk&usp=sharing

GMO Awareness resources & links ~ Get Informed! https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B68OgSoVyRCxZEo2R1BpbE5ubWM&usp=sharing

 

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

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#MAMDenver
#MarchAgainstMonsanto

 

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