Now Is The Time!

The passage of Measure 17-58 is an opportunity for Josephine County residents to have their voices heard.

We urgently need your financial assistance in helping fund our campaign—there will be no second chance at passing this type of Measure, thanks to Governor Kitzhaber’s preemptive strike against counties in Oregon working to ban GMO propagation. This is your chance to join with us in this crucial fight for food and seed sovereignty. Can we count on your help?

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Vote YES on 17-58

On May 20th, voters will voice their opinions about the future of GMO farming in Southern Oregon via Ballot Measure 17-58.

Oregonians for Safe Farms and Families (OSFF) is the political action committee created by GMO Free Josephine County (GMOFJoCo). We are an all-volunteer, grassroots organization of concerned citizens working to stem the tide of GMO invasion by multinational biotech corporations, particularly Syngenta, which currently subleases local farms and grows GMO sugar beets in the Rogue Valley.

Our Josephine County Community Standing Up for YES on 17-58

We Need Your Help

While our public education efforts have gotten us this far, funding is critical right now to help us execute our Get Out The Vote plan. We urgently need money for radio airtime and display advertising.

We are, of course, taking full advantage of free media, including PSAs, an extensive letters-to-the-editor campaign, and social media. We have prepared our own video and print material for media outlets and numerous slide show presentations, which are uploaded to various sites and shown at multiple public events. In addition, we have a cadre of trained volunteers who will canvass targeted neighborhoods, handing out campaign literature and answering questions from voters. We also staff tables at all weekly growers markets in the county, again handing out literature and answering questions. Additionally we have a dedicated group of volunteers ready to do phone canvassing during the last weeks of this campaign to get out the vote. But these efforts alone will not be enough to thwart the massive campaign of misinformation being launched against us by the biotech corporations.

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