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It can be accessed online at www.vote411.org or through the Leagues' website at www.lwvny.org in an easy-to-use electronic format

League of Women Voters of New York State
Launches Vote411.org

The League of Women Voters of New York State has launched Vote411.org, an electronic voter guide, for select primary races. Candidate information is available for candidates in the primary races for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. The information includes links to candidates' social media and campaign websites.

On September 26 candidates for general election races in the Buffalo/Niagara area will be available at Vote411.org.



Genetic Engineering, GMOs:
What's the buzz?

Food Security in the Age of Climate Change


Wednesday, September 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Ave., Buffalo

Speakers:

Elizabeth Henderson, Organic Farmer, author, award winning national food justice activist.

Eveline Hartz, RN, CHHC

Aiden McLaughlin, a student activist from East Aurora

Dan Roeloefs of Arden Farm, great-grandson of Roycroft founder, Elbert Hubbard. Certified organic, Arden Farm has been a family-owned farm since 1910.


GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) food is the new buzz word people are talking about in the United States. 64 countries, including the European Union, China, & Japan, label GMOs; many out right ban them.

Efforts to label GMO food in the US has been met with tremendous resistance despite a New York Times poll that found 93% of people want GMO labeling. A law has even been introduced to make it illegal for states to require labeling of Genetically Engineered food. Vermont, the first state to require GMO labeling, is being sued. The question is: Do you have the right to know what's in your food?

Why are GMO foods, if the same, given broad patents? How is it that the most engineered crops are also the most subsidized? Can these foods affect our health? Are there environmental implications? Are they a necessity to solve world hunger? Are there alternatives? Join us and learn more!


Open to the Public - ample free parking available behind the Church (snacks made from locally grown produce provided!)


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