Given that we have zero political influence on the unelected bureaucrats who will meet at the 28th General Session of Codex in Rome in July, and given that Codex is a totally rigged process with a predetermined genocide agenda, Americans must "think globally while acting LOCALLY" for the sake of defending US sovereignty to stop Codex from coming here.
WHAT WE _CAN_ AND _WILL DO_ TO COUNTER THIS THREAT TO OUR HEALTH FREEDOM:
We DO have leverage over state and federal ELECTED officials, and believe me, TOGETHER, we WILL make our voice heard on this Codex vitamin issue and the pharma dominated vitamin trade associations with all their spin can pull their HAIR out by the ROOTS if they don't like it. We have them running scared, and thats GOOD!!
NNFA for example recently generated this SPIN SITE to try to COUNTER our lobbying efforts: http://www.nnfa.org/codex/eufaq.htm If you need help seeing thru it read this:
YOUR HELP NEEDED FOR EMERGENCY LOBBYING TRIP TO DC PRIOR TO JUNE 14 CAFTA MARKUP
I'm rapidly organizing a lobbying trip to Washington DC prior to the June 14th Senate Markup on CAFTA in the Senate Finance Committee, and urgently need your assistance in the following specific ways, and PLEASE FORWARD THIS ALERT:
1) Donations needed to get me to DC, and for lodging, food for 5 days.
Donations can be sent to:
556 Boundary Bay Rd.
Point Roberts WA 98281 USA
or via paypal, see paypal button on scrollbar at http://www.iahf.com
2) Back up assistance needed in the following ways:
I need all of you to contact the members of the Senate Finance Committee, along with your own 2 Senators (regardless of whether or not they're on this committee which will be "testing the waters" on the CAFTA issue by holding a "markup" vote on June 14th. We need to try to kill CAFTA in committee, but in case we fail to do so, we need to make SURE we kill it if it comes to the Senate Floor sometime before August recess. I also want you to call your CONGRESSMAN to oppose CAFTA/ FTAA.
Any member of congress can be called via the Capital Switchboard at 202-225-3121. See the list below of Senate Finance Committee, and if you don't know the names of your own Senators or Congressman the Capital Switchboard operator can tell you if you just give her your zipcode.
PRESSURE THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE ON CAFTA!
The Republican leadership of the Senate Finance Committee has indicated that they may be the first to act on CAFTA on June 14th. Though the campaign against CAFTA has thus far focused on the House of Representatives, it is important to target Senators now as they begin the process of presenting CAFTA legislation. If one of your Senators is listed below, then call or drop by the district office to demand a "No" vote on CAFTA. Let the committee know that we won't let CAFTA go to the floor without a fight!
CHARLES GRASSLEY, IA
ORRIN G. HATCH, UT
TRENT LOTT, MS
OLYMPIA J. SNOWE, ME
JON KYL, AZ
CRAIG THOMAS, WY
RICK SANTORUM, PA
BILL FRIST, TN
GORDON SMITH, OR
JIM BUNNING, KY
MIKE CRAPO, ID
MAX BAUCUS, MT
JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER IV, WV
KENT CONRAD, ND
JAMES M. JEFFORDS, VT
JEFF BINGAMAN, NM
JOHN F. KERRY, MA
BLANCHE L. LINCOLN, AR
RON WYDEN, OR
CHARLES E. SCHUMER, NY
When you meet with your Rep:
1. If you are dropping in or just calling, ask to speak to the trade staffer, chief of staff or legislative director.
2. Tell them you are a constituent and want to know your Rep's position on CAFTA. If you would like to meet with your Rep ask to schedule a meeting while he/she is in the district.
3. If the Rep is opposed to the agreement and will vote against it, thank him/her. Ask if your Rep has made his/her opposition public and encourage him/her to do so. Always ask for a letter to you stating his/her position.
4. If the Rep is undecided, ask your Rep (or staffer) why and when they are planning on taking a position. Let them know that you oppose CAFTA (any personal stories related to how NAFTA hurt your region are helpful) and urge them to vote no when CAFTA comes up.
5. If the Rep is planning to vote for CAFTA, urge them to reconsider. Inform the office that you intend to spread the word that the Rep is voting against their constituents? interests.
For sample call scripts and suggestions on concerns to raise, please visit www.stopcafta.org.
2. Organize a local action
When phone calls and meetings aren?t enough, staging a direct action is a powerful tool. Public protest brings your concerns to the attention of policymakers and raises public awareness. For ideas on local actions and assistance in organizing in your community please visit the Stop-CAFTA website at www.stopcafta.org.
Also- FROM IAHF- USE THIS FORM LETTER:
NO TO CAFTA/FTAA/WTO!!-YES to H J Res 27
US Dietary Supplement Laws Threatened By Globalization!!
And Congressman ______________________________
The WTO, NAFTA, CAFTA and FTAA trade agreements all contain the SPS (Sanitary Phytosanitary Measures) agreement. Article 3 of SPS states:
"To harmonize sanitary and phytosanitary measures on as wide a basis as possible, Members SHALL base their food safety measures on international standards, guidelines or recommendations."
This makes the supposedly "voluntary" Codex Alimentarius standard for vitamins and minerals MANDATORY for all WTO member nations.
Passage of CAFTA and FTAA would broaden and deepen the scope of the SPS agreement, forcing harmonization of not only our dietary supplement laws to mindless international standards, but it would lead to the creation of a supranational body similar to the EU in our hemisphere, and we oppose this clear threat to US sovereignty.
When the draft text of CAFTA was first made available on January 28th, 2004 the Governors of all 50 States discovered that they were bound by the 2,400 page agreement- being specifically listed in chapter 9. A third have since rescinded their support of CAFTA.
Last fall, a WTO tribunal outlawed Utah's ban on gambling, opening the door to millions of dollars in penalties against all states with anti-gambling restrictions. Antigua had charged that Utah's ban on gambling violated America's obligation not to discriminate against foreigners providing "recreational services."
CAFTA includes hundreds of pages of grants of vague authority to foreign tribunals. It wouldn't take long for an activist foreign judge to read his own interpretation into language such as the SPS agreement and force changes to US laws including the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act.
In addition to these concerns, NAFTA never lived up to the numerous promises made about it, and our Trade Deficit is worse now than ever, contributing to the weakening of the dollar. There is no reason to expect CAFTA or FTAA do anything more than to FURTHER this negative trend, and lead to the destruction of our nation, and our economy.
WTO tribunals have ruled against the USA in 24 cases, many of which were very costly to our economy. I therefore ask you to vote NO on CAFTA and on FTAA, and YES on H J Res 27 which removes the US from the WTO.