Get involved: Your voice matters in Washington, D.C.
Edge provides opportunities and resources for our members to engage with policymakers at all levels of government. The dairy community must speak up for itself, or our opponents will be more than happy to talk over the silence.
The voice of milk needs to be heard and received on all issues affecting our community, whether that is at the town hall, county boardroom, state capital or in Washington, D.C. It is important for our members to individually participate where and when they can. Lawmakers and regulators need to hear directly from the people and businesses that their decisions affect.
Having people in power who understand modern agriculture and dairy farming is equally important, and there is no better person to fill that role than our members themselves. We understand that time is precious. There are opportunities to make a difference even if you can spare just a few minutes. From simply reaching out to your government representatives to running for office yourself, there is a chance for everybody to contribute to the dairy community’s continued success.
Edge’s future successes will depend on your involvement.
Opportunities for individuals and farms to get more involved with policy and government affairs:
Dairy Speaks in D.C. trips to Washington, D.C. give you the chance to connect with your congressional representatives on Capitol Hill
Learn about important issues affecting the dairy community and what you can do to make a difference through our Edge action alert messages
Meet with your members of Congress when they are back home in your state
Help guide Edge’s direction on policy issues through our committee on political affairs
Engage your state legislators on issues important to dairy farming
Contact your local elected officials or participate in local government meetings
Contribute to your political leaders’ campaigns through Edge’s political action committee
Offer educational opportunities or tours on your farm to engage officials who aren’t familiar with agriculture
Attend an Edge Policy Picnic to learn more and provide feedback on our policy efforts
Run as a candidate for a public office
Participate in our webinars and seminars on legal and regulatory changes
Participate in our policy focus group to provide your input on Edge’s policy efforts
Contact us today to get involved or for more information on how to connect with lawmakers.
Need help contacting your elected officials? These links will help: