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Foes of Honest Labeling Pose as Fake Cops and Phony Democrats to Trick Voters Against Prop 37

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									Foes of Honest Labeling Pose as Fake Cops and Phony Democrats
to Trick Voters Against Prop 37
Oakland -- Voter guides from obviously fake front groups posing as cops, literacy groups, environmental
groups and Democrats are making a last-ditch attempt to try to sway voters against Proposition 37.

Pamela Prindle from Albany was alarmed
when she received a slate mailer over the
weekend from a group she thought was
the Democratic Party, advising her to vote
against the GMO labeling initiative. “I was
so upset, I called the Democratic Party
and they said their official position is
endorsing Proposition 37,” Prindle said.

Then she realized the mailer, which
features photos of former Democratic
presidents, was from a group called the
Democratic Voter’s Choice which has a
notorious reputation for deception.
“People are going to get this in the mail
three days before the election and they’re
not going to take the time to check into it
like I did,” Prindle said.

“This is just one of many examples of
slate mailers from obviously fake front
groups trying to trick voters about
Proposition 37,” said Dave Murphy, co-
chair of the California Right to Know Yes
on 37 campaign and executive director of Food Democracy Now!

“Obviously the pesticide and junk food corporations bankrolling the No on 37 campaign know they can’t win
on the merits of their arguments, so they are using every dirty trick in the book to confuse voters into voting
against their right to know what’s in their food,” Murphy said.

Examples of obviously false front groups taking a position against Prop 37 include:

The Cops Voting Guide opposes Prop 37 with a slick mailer that features photos of badges and sirens, but
the group has nothing to do with police officers. According to their website,the director of Cops Voting Guide
is Kelley Moran, who has "over 20 years of experience working with public safety." His actual profession is
political consultant.

Coalition for Literacy: Why would a literacy group oppose labeling? It's not possible to tell from the group's
one-page website. But the tobacco industry used this same front group earlier this year to oppose the
tobacco tax, Proposition 27.

Californians Vote Green opposes Prop 37 and if you want to know why, the only thing you can learn from
their website is that you should "please direct inquiries to Paul."

Read more about pay-to-play slate mailers from dubious characters who appear to have some success in
swaying voters in the San Francisco Sentinel.

								
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