Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Prop 37 recount: $55 million spent by corporations to defeat it

This blog urged voters to support prop 37 which aimed at labeling food. As we pointed out, millions was spent calling for a no vote  by food corporations like Monsanto, General Mills and Con-Agra to name a few. This should have convinced most thinking voters to vote yes but the scare tactics convinced many people to oppose it.  They warned of massive increases in costs and how it will destroy the "little guy" and that the proposition was flawed etc.  It may not have been perfect by any means, but these tactics are also used to convince workers not to fight for higher wages becasue they will simply increase prices and past the cost on to us. They may and they may not. What they can do depends on how organized we are, how strong and committed we are. They will get way with what they can if we let them.

We have been asked to make readers aware of the following and share it for your interest.

Please request via phone or online that all votes are counted for PROP 37 GMO labelling by:

1)  please sign the petition to Debra Bowen, California Secretary of State which says:

"We petition Debra Bowen, Secretary of State of California, to require ALL votes cast in the November 6 election be counted immediately. We specifically demand that ALL ballots in the following counties be counted and recorded: Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, and Santa Clara. We demand that the results of this complete ballot counting be made public immediately."

The petition can be found here:  http://signon.org/sign/prop-37-count-all-the?source=s.icn.em.cp&r_by=6040778

2)  Whether you live in California or not...please call this number and demand a recount.  Main Number: (916) 657-2166!... all you need to do is call the Secretary of State and ask for the absentee ballots to be counted in regards to prop 37. There is something like 2 million votes that are uncounted.

Many of the trendy, so-called organic businesses opposed prop 37 (see image) but they include.

  Ben & Jerry's
  Cascadia Farms
  Back to Nature
  Muir Glen
  Horizon Milk

They sell their expensive trendy wares to those who can afford to shop at Whole Foods and other trendy places but when it comes to business, profits and the supremacy of capital comes first. They spent a total of $55 million it seems. The best democracy money can buy.

This image can be found here:

Also check out this:
Did Prop 37 really lose?

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