Monsanto shareholders are scheduled to meet on December 13 to vote on whether to approve the massive merger with agrochemical giant Bayer.
Monsanto’s CEO Hugh Grant thinks this is a done deal.He is not counting on SumOfUs members around the world standing united against this nightmare merger.
With your help we will launch an emergency campaign to get Monsanto shareholders to stop the deal. We plan to take out full page ads, file a shareholder motion, get chefs to speak out and buy billboard ads around St.Louis, the Monsanto headquarter. But we can only do it with your help. Are you in?
Destroying family-run farms, driving thousands of farmers into suicide and bullying governments who want to introduce GMO labelling -- all in a day’s work for Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant.
And if this deal goes through, Grant personally will get a golden parachute of $19 million. Do you think this man deserves a 19 million dollar payout? Neither do we! That is why we are pouring all our resources into stopping a deal between Bayer and Monsanto.
We only have a few days to get organised. So please chip in whatever you can to help us launch our appeal to shareholders.
With your help we will:
- Invite farmers to the meeting to speak the truth about what it means for them to have more concentration in the seeds and pesticide market
- Take out a full page ad in a St Louis newspaper to protest this merger ahead of the vote
- Buy billboards around the meeting venue urging Monsanto shareholders to protect our food supply
- Work with celebrity chefs to speak out against the merger
- Mobilise shareholders to against the deal and file a shareholder motion
Lawmakers and regulators will keep a close watch on the upcoming vote by Monsanto shareholders. If the public and shareholders stay silent, it is more likely that the deal will pass without due scrutiny.
Thanks to the SumOfUs community we have been able to make great strides to stop this merger. Our legal White Paper is making the rounds in Washington and having real impact on regulators’ investigation into this deal. Our experts and lawyers -- funded by small donations from SumOfUs members around the world -- are working behind the scenes with senators to increase scrutiny of the mega deal. Their work is crucial to complicate what are already expected to be tough and lengthy reviews by U.S. antitrust enforcers.
It’s important that we increase the pressure right now. Can we count on your help?