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OSC GMO Campaign Meeting - Agenda for 2/22/16


Occupy Sonoma County

Monday, February 22, 2016
7:00-7:15 pm - gather or phone-in
7:15 pm - meeting start
9:00 pm - meeting end
Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County
467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401  map

If you are unable to attend in person, you can attend by phone conference at 641-715-3580  PIN: 933092#
If you plan to attend by phone, let us know prior to the meeting by email or voicemail: 707-877-6650

Please plan to meet on time: some our our participants are not available past 9 PM!


  1. Allocate Meeting Tasks – (assign facilitator, notetaker, timekeeper,vibes watcher etc.)
    if you are a newly-trained facilitator, please consider facilitating this meeting with our support.
  2. Check-ins & Introductions
  3. Welcome Newcomers & OSC Overview
  • review OSC weekly meeting schedule and campaigns
  • Announce upcoming plans and OSC events
  • Review of hand signals and Objections Method consensus process if needed
  1. Agenda Review
  • Review agenda
  • Decide order and what to include
  • Set times for each topic
  1. Reports Back
    (refer to OSC online task list (you need an account) at
  • What you have been working on (review of 2/15 showing of 'Genetic Roulette')
  • Other tasks agreed to at last meeting
  • GMO News


  1. March Against Monsanto planning  - Emerald (facilitate)
    (event: Saturday, May 21 in Sebastopol) Continue MAM planning.
  • Discuss march route (Peter)
  • Spend some money to create 'spiffy' 2-sided 1/2-page fliers with an endorsement list on back) and 2-sided postcards.
  • Call Bonnie to get a price quote (Peter)
  • Request flyer graphics from Brent of MAM (Emerald)
  • Find out if OSC can print postcard-sized flyers and can print on glossy paper (Peter)
  1. GMO Talking Points: Top 5 - Steve/Deer
    M&P group brainstormed the top talking points to communicate in interviews we give. Need to pick the top 5 out of 14 points.
  2. Taqueria Letter Campaign - Emerald
    Discuss letter campaign focused on GMOs in our local taquerias. Cassandra created a draft (
  3. GMO News Press Releases & Letter-to-the-Editor Tag Team - Emerald/Steve
    Prepare DARK Act press release - Steve
  4. Promotion of 'Consumed' Movie - Steve
    The movie, co-sponsored by OSC, has the green light to be screened in Rohnert Park on 3/10 at 7:30 PM. Currently 41 tickets sold and 39 more seats are available.
  • (with theater permission) Prepare an introduction to the movie with 'Citizens for Healthy Farms and Families'?
  • (with theater permission) solicit donations?
  • Distribute flyers
  • Sign-up sheets: email listserv

Previous (1/25) GMO Campaign meeting notes

It would take 5% of US consumers asking for GMO-free to be the tipping point.


Monsanto's stock is declining. A clear sign of this occurred when the president of Whole Foods confessed that when a product becomes verified as Non-GMO or GMO-free, sales leap by 15-30 percent. Of all the categories of health and wellness claims, such as “gluten-free,” etc, “GMO-free” products have the most rapid growth in sales.

We can win this! Together we can stop GMOs.


Occupy Sonoma County embraces the egalitarian, deep democracy principles of the Occupy Movement with a regional strategy for effectively organizing county-wide social justice campaigns that are globally relevant.


Agenda Updated: 
02/20/2016 - 10:00pm

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