Friday, July 29, 2016

White House Denies We the People Petition

On July 9 a "We the People Petition" was submitted to the White House asking the President to veto the DARK Act on the grounds that it discriminated on the basis of poverty, disability and on other grounds.   In a few days the petition and received more than the 100,000 names required to be considered by the White House.  The petition itself and the response from the White House may be read at: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/veto-dark-act-s764.

The President signed this bill July 29, 2016.

Read here for more about this bill and the reactions thereto.  http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/7/28/1553576/-Today-sign-VETO-THE-DARK-ACT-S-764-on-We-the-People-petition-via-WhiteHouse-gov.

For more information about this bill, see Consumer's Union's letter in opposition.  
http://consumersunion.org/research/consumers-union-letter-to-us-senate-in-opposition-of-s-764-to-preempt-state-gmo-labeling-laws/