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Election year’s main event comes Nov. 3

Thursday, September 3, 2020   (0 Comments)
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This story appeared in the DBA September newsletter. Click here to view the digital version of the newsletter.

With the August primary election in the rear view mirror, the main event is rapidly approaching. On Election Day, Nov. 3, Americans will elect a president, a new House of Representatives and 35 Senate members. At the same time, here in Wisconsin, we will elect a new state Legislature. Sixteen Senate and all 99 Assembly seats are on the ballot.  

The Dairy Business Association’s government affairs team is engaged with candidates, sharing what is important to Wisconsin’s dairy community. Working with candidates and incumbents across the state, we are helping would-be elected officials better understand dairy’s role in rural Wisconsin and appreciate dairy’s impact on the state’s economy. We anticipate making endorsements in several races, and you will know about those as soon as they are finished. 

By engaging candidates in an election year, we gain a better understanding of their philosophy on governing and we specifically identify their positions on dairy-related issues. Issues we often discuss include improving the permitting process for regulated farms, truth-in-labeling for milk and other dairy products, driver’s cards for non-citizens, regulatory reform, rural road funding and taking a measured and collaborative approach to improving water quality.  

What is the DBA Dairy PAC?

DBA needs your help, as we support candidates for office who will work with the dairy community and who will seek DBA’s input as laws and regulations are crafted. Your Political Action Committee (Dairy PAC) contri-bution is an easy way to get involved in supporting pro-dairy candidates. Please consider making a contribution as soon as possible. A contribution of $100, $200 or more will bolster DBA’s efforts to elect candidates who will have a positive impact on dairy policy for the next two to four years. 

You can contribute easily:

By mail — Send a personal check made out to “Dairy PAC” to the DBA office at 2763 Manitowoc Road, Green By, WI 54311.

Online — Go to DBA’s website (dairyforward.com) and click “Advocacy” at the top of the page and then “Dairy PAC” in the dropdown. Follow the instructions and be sure you are using a personal credit card.

Corporate or business contributions to Dairy PAC are prohibited.

If you have questions or would like to learn more about Dairy PAC and how you can make a positive impact on dairy policy, please reach out to me at Chad Zuleger at czuleger@dairyforward.com.


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