I want to make sure you saw Sam's email below about all the great work happening in Colorado.
I work closely with Sam at Food & Water Watch and I'm so impressed by everything you've accomplished together this year. We're up against powerful special interests in Colorado, but I've seen time and time again that when we organize people, we can win.
In votes that have been heard around the world,
the citizens of Fort Collins, Broomfield, Boulder and Lafayette made history by voting overwhelmingly to stop
fracking. We faced enormous odds: the oil and gas industry spent nearly $900,000 to
defeat these measures, and the major newspapers editorialized against them. Despite these challenges, you and hundreds of community
members knocked on thousands of doors and made thousands of phone calls
to protect our health, safety and property from fracking.
In addition to these historic fracking victories, our coalition building, petitioning and advocacy to label genetically engineered (GE) foods paid off when Senator Bennet voted to give states the power to label GE foods. And, we delivered 2,000 signatures to his office earlier this month to call for an end to the use of antibiotics in factory farms. Your efforts are making our food system more fair and sustainable.
Next year, companies like Monsanto and
Halliburton are going to redouble their efforts to stop these gains. We will need to mobilize to hold Governor Hickenlooper accountable when he seeks to expand fracking, and
we will have to continue working against the exorbitant amounts of money
that Big Agribusiness and Big Oil will pour into lobbying. That's why
your support is so essential.
Food & Water Watch receives no money from corporations or
governments, so we count on donations and support from people like you
to keep us independent. We can continue to demand the truth and to stand
strong with your support.