"Stop NAIS" Idea Progresses to The Next StageTake Action Online to Help Stop NAIS!
The private website, www.Change.org
, will present the "Top 10 Ideas for America" to the Obama Administration on Inauguration Day. "Stop NAIS" has made it to the second round of voting! Thank you to everyone who voted for it in the first round of the competition!
It is now competing against 86 other ideas to see if it can make it into the Top 10. All the voting totals have been re-set to zero, so even if you voted for it in the first round,you can vote again.
The second round of voting will continue until 5 pm EST on January 15.
| Take Action|
If you are not already signed up for the site, register at: https://www.change.org/admin/sign_up Step 2:
Go to http://www.change.org/ideas/view/stop_nais Be sure to click the box labeled "Vote!" to the left of "Protect Our Food Supply -- Stop NAIS!"
Simply leaving a comment does not count as a vote. After you click the Vote box, it will change color and show "Voted."
Email all your friends, and ask them to vote also.
Step 4 (optional): The most important thing is the number of votes that the idea receives. If you want to leave a comment after you have voted, think in terms of what will encourage other people to vote to stop NAIS. Keep your comment short and clear, and don't repeat what others have already written.
| More Information on Change.org|
In the first round of voting, over 100,000 people voted for ideas on change.org
. So this is a great opportunity for us to get the NAIS issue in front of a broad audience during the voting process! And if Stop NAIS! makes it to the Top 10, it will be among the ideas presented at an event at the National Press Club on January 16, followed by a press release. The organizers of Change.org have committed to supporting advocacy campaigns for each of the Top 10 ideas, including encouraging their 200,000 members to support the effort.
| More Online Voting: Change.GOV|
While you're online, consider taking another moment to go to the Obama Transition Team's official site. They have a section called "Open for Questions". They have not specified the deadline for submitting or voting on questions, but said they will respond to the top issues "in the new year." Step 1:
Go to http://change.gov/page/content/openforquestions20081229/ Step 2:
Type "animal identification" into the box next to "Search Questions" There are currently 17 questions that involve NAIS that can be found by searching those terms. Step 3:
Click on the checkmark by the question(s) to vote "yes". If you are not already signed in, you will be asked to, with a link at the top of the box.
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