GMO Free Idaho issued a reminder to its partisans Tuesday, urging them not to disrupt business at Sen. Mike Crapo's Boise office.
"This is a peaceful demonstration of our right to know," organizers said in a Facebook posting. "We will not be entering the offices that house Senator Crapo's office for any reason. We will not be in the street or disrupting traffic or business."
Crapo's Boise office is at 251 East Front, Suite 205, in Boise, just east of Winco's Downtown store. The rally is set for 4 p.m., in support of an amendment providing for mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods. Crapo and Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, both Republicans, were in the majority of a 73-26 vote rejecting the amendment last month.
On Monday, Crapo's spokesman said Crapo respects the view of GMO Free Idaho, but believes that both food safety and robust agricultural productioncan be enhanced by genetically-modified foods.
GMO Free Idaho members have met with Crapo's staff, but, says the group, "we don’t think they heard us."
Tuesday's statement about proper protester conduct follows:
In advance of the rally tomorrow, we want to give a couple of reminders! This is a peaceful demonstration of our right to know. We will not be entering the offices that house Senator Crapo's office for any reason. We will not be in the street or disrupting traffic or business.
Our purpose is to be on the sidewalk, in a show of numbers, to let other people know about GMOs and demonstrate that the people have a right to know! Drivers passing by tomorrow will learn something. The media will share our message.
Thank you to everyone who plans to attend! We need you! I am truly looking forward to the energy and unified voice saying WE HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW! Corporations and government should not get to choose for us. We must make our voices heard!
You can follow Idaho Statesman Politics on Twitter.