Key West Commissioner Attempts To Release GMO Mosquitoes Ahead of Referendum.

In an attempt to skirt the PUBLIC REFERENDUM on GMO Mosquitoes taking place on November 8th, Key West City Commissioner Margaret Romero has asked the city’s lawyer to draft a resolution going ahead with the release of GMO mosquitoes *throughout the Florida Keys* without testing and without citizen approval.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

CONTACT MARGARET
Call Margaret Romero at 305-809-3844 or email her at mromero@cityofkeywest-fl.gov. Tell her that, as an elected official, she must not try to circumvent our legal right to hold a referendum on this issue and honor the wishes of the voters.

CONTACT YOUR COMMISSIONER
Use this link to find your district and commissioner, then call or email and say you don’t agree to release of GMO mosquitoes before the November referendum. Ask your commissioner to vote NO when this resolution is presented on September 8th. http://www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov/commission/

CONTACT MAYOR CRAIG CATES
Call recently reelected mayor Craig Cates on his cell phone at 305-587-0587 or email him at ccates@cityofkeywest-fl.gov and tell him to respect the upcoming November referendum on GMO mosquitoes. Ask him to vote no on any attempt to skirt the public referendum.

ATTEND THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Come and voice your views at the City Council meeting on Thursday, September 8th at 6pm at Old City Hall on Greene Street. We can defeat the resolution by convincing a majority of the council members to vote NO.

REGISTER TO VOTE IN NOVEMBER
Register to vote in Monroe County by printing, signing, and mailing this form, or visit any office of the Supervisor of Elections.

VOTE NO ON GMO MOSQUITOES IN NOVEMBER AND URGE YOUR NEIGHBORS TO DO THE SAME
This is a grassroots citizens’ campaign. We don’t have the money to buy TV ads like Oxitec and we don’t want to use their PR techniques anyway. Talk to your neighbors about GMO mosquitoes. Use this page to help explain your concerns. Together, we can prevent ourselves from becoming the site of this unsafe, unnecessary corporate experiment.

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