OFU Legislative Lobby Day Set for April 11
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Please join your Ohio family farming colleagues as we visit with legislators at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus on April 11, 2018.
Here’s what happens on Lobby Day. We begin the day at 9 a.m. with the chairmen of the House and Senate Ag Committees. The Ag chairmen deliver short remarks and leave plenty of time for questions.
Around 10 a.m. our first legislator visits begin. You will become part of a team lead by a member of OFU’s executive committee or OFU External Relations Director Ron Sylvester. For the balance of the day, each team – of roughly six people – will visit with the state representatives and senators who represent the members of that team. Each team may also visit with a member of House or Senate leadership.
During your visit with legislators, the team presents the state representative or senator with information about OFU and our 2018 policy priorities. Then, we ask the OFU member who is represented by the legislator we are visiting to speak a bit about their farming operation and any issues of state or local policy that they are confronting.
Please dedicate one day of this year to representing Ohio’s family farming community at the Statehouse. We all feel from time to time that Columbus and Washington are too distant — this is your chance to make a difference.
Follow this link to our secure, online form to sign up and participate. Bring your kids or grandkids, your spouse or that guy or gal down the road who should be a Farmers Union member.