TAKE ACTION: HB 2739 Protect Oregon’s Agriculture - Hearing scheduled for May 23rd

URGENT! HB 2739 Protect Oregon’s Agriculture - Hearing scheduled at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, May 23rd in the Capitol in Salem – HR 50. TAKE ACTION! Write, call, show up in person. Details below...

Over the past decade, repeated episodes of contamination by genetically engineered plants have cost U.S. farmers billions of dollars. The Legislature needs to act to:

  • Hold patent holders responsible for contamination events — not pit farmer against farmer.
  • Protect high-value crops in Oregon, such as specialty seed, wheat and alfalfa, which have been put at significant risk by GE contamination.
  • Protect communities from the unwanted presence of invasive GE weeds, such as Creeping Bentgrass, now de-regulated and spreading in Malheur and Jefferson counties.

The hearing is at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, May 23rd in the Capitol in Salem – HR 50.

Please, take a minute now and send an email in support of HB 2739 to the individual committee members.

Include “HB 2739” and “Support” in the subject line and email the members of the House Committee On Rules listed below.

Or you may send your comments directly to the committee at hrules.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov and request that your comments be submitted into the public record.

If you prefer to make phone calls, that’s ok too.

And, if you are able to attend the hearing, please let us know by emailing us no later than Sunday, May 21st. (Notify @ourfamilyfarmscoalition)
House Rules committee members:

Chair - House Democratic Leader Jennifer Williamson
Rep.JenniferWilliamson@oregonlegislature.gov

Vice-Chair - House Republican Leader Mike McLane
rep.mikemclane@oregonlegislature.gov

Vice-Chair - Representative Dan Rayfield
rep.danrayfield@state.or.us

Representative Greg Barreto
rep.gregbarreto@state.or.us

Representative Jodi Hack
rep.jodihack@state.or.us

Representative Paul Holvey
Rep.PaulHolvey@oregonlegislature.gov

Representative Bill Kennemer
Rep.BillKennemer@state.or.us

Representative Rob Nosse
Rep.RobNosse@state.or.us

Representative Barbara Smith Warner
rep.barbarasmithwarner@state.or.us

If you are a constituent of any of the House Rules members, mention that when you contact them.


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