Let’s Tell President Obama
To Stand Up for COOL!
Do you believe in transparency in labeling? Then you support Country-of-Origin Labeling, or COOL. National Farmers Union has been working to ensure that labels on meat on supermarket shelves say where the animal was born, raised, and slaughtered.
Unfortunately, meatpacking interests, Canada and Mexico, and other trading partners are fighting this. A WTO ruling on COOL is expected in mid-to-late May, and when that announcement happens, Congress needs to resist any attempts to change the popular labeling law until the WTO appeals process has been completely exhausted and a final determination is reached. It would be unprecedented in American history for Congress to make any changes in a law in the middle of a lengthy WTO appeals process and to do so would be a slap in the face to both American producers and consumers, who support the law by a margin of 90 percent, according to a decade’s worth of consumer polling.
Support from President Obama will help. We are asking you to give a call to the White House today, Wednesday, May 6, and tell him you support COOL. It’s easy:
- Call the White House at 888-793-4597
- When you are connected, tell the person who answers:
“Hi, my name is _______ and I’m from ______. I urge President Obama to stand up for my right to know where my food comes from by protecting country of origin labels.”
That’s it! The whole process should take no more than 60 seconds. The White House tracks every call they get on an issue, so volume of calls matters.
(Read more on COOL here.)