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Hi A, I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss this: we’re *so* close to a glyphosate ban in Austria -- the first of its kind in Europe. But now the Austrian government is refusing to implement the glyphosate ban -- after Bayer-Monsanto threatened to sue the tiny country.

We haven’t got much time: the ban is supposed to come into effect on January 1 2020.

Austria may be small, but if Bayer-Monsanto gets away with squashing the glyphosate ban it’ll send a chilling message to anyone who is trying to stand up to Bayer-Monsanto. We simply can’t let that happen.

Thousands of SumOfUs members like you have chipped in already to ban glyphosate, and we’re really close to being able to afford a huge splashy ad on the front page of Austria’s most important newspaper. Can you chip in to protect Austria’s ban on glyphosate?

If you’ve saved your payment information with SumOfUs, your donation will go through immediately:

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Thanks for all that you do,
Clemens, Amelia, and the team at SumOfUs

Here's my original email:




BREAKING: The Austrian leader is pulling the plug on the glyphosate ban after pressure from Bayer-Monsanto’s lobbyists.

We only have days to turn that decision around.

Can you rush a CA$93 donation today to protect this critical ban?

If you’ve saved your payment information with SumOfUs, your donation will go through immediately:

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A,

Austria was about to become the first country in Europe to ban toxic glyphosate. That was before Bayer got its claws into the interim Austrian chancellor.

With just three weeks before the ban was to come into effect, the chancellor is suddenly trying to block it on a technicality.

Bayer, and the multi-billion dollar pesticide lobby, is likely behind this change of heart -- and now we have just three weeks to change the chancellor’s mind.

Luckily, we have a plan -- there’s a newspaper in Austria that every politician is afraid of looking bad in: the massively influential Kronen Zeitung.

With your help A, we can get a front-page ad that every single politician in the country will see, exposing the chancellor for giving into the pesticide lobby -- instead of protecting her people’s health. But we have to act now or this historic ban could die.

Will you protect this ban?

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Three weeks ago, everyone in Austria felt sure that the glyphosate ban would happen. It would be a worldwide boost to other countries trying to ban glyphosate. This week’s announcement is a shock to millions of people who were counting on the chancellor Brigitte Bierlein to do the right thing.

With your help, we’ll make it clear how wildly unpopular axing the the glyphosate ban would be.

Over two million people read this newspaper every day. A front-page spotlight on how she’s going to continue to allow toxic glyphosate to be sprayed in Austria will force her to pay attention to her people’s demands -- not Bayer’s crafty lies.

If you’ve saved your payment information with SumOfUs, your donation will go through immediately:

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SumOfUs members like you have been fighting to push this ban through, banding together by the tens of thousands to tell the EU Commission to uphold the ban.

We know we will never have the might of billion-dollar pesticide corporations like Bayer, but together we have made history by winning bans on pesticides across the world. And together, I know we can protect Austria’s groundbreaking glyphosate ban.

If you’ve saved your payment information with SumOfUs, your donation will go through immediately:

Donate CA$93 nowDonate CA$185 nowDonate CA$278 nowDonate another amount

Thanks for all that you do,
Clemens, Amelia, and the team at SumOfUs


More information:

Austrian leader blocks ban on weedkiller glyphosate, citing technicality. Reuters. 9 December 2019.

Austria’s ban on weedkiller glyphosate hits roadblock. Associated Press. 9 December 2019.

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