NCBA Statement: Cattlemen Must Get Out and Vote
WASHINGTON - “No doubt, you and your family have been inundated with those television commercials about the big political races in your area. You’re most likely getting sick and tired of the nonstop mudslinging. That’s completely understandable – but don’t worry, it’s all coming to an end Tuesday, November 7.
“The hotly contested 2006 mid-term elections are almost here, and members of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association strongly encourage fellow cattle producers to show up at the polls, and cast your votes for candidates that support our livelihood.
“Washington, D.C., is becoming a town filled with city dwellers. Fewer and fewer members of Congress understand what it’s like to work in agriculture or to own a family farm or ranch. We need to elect more people who understand our way of life and stand up for us on Capitol Hill.
“We can make a difference. There are millions of farmers and ranchers across America, and even though some of us have to travel fairly far to cast our votes, it’s worth the trip. Given the close nature of many of the races, the margins of victory will be slim and every single vote counts.
“This could mean big changes that could impact your community and your operation. Now is not the time to be undecided about candidates. Make a difference by researching your candidates’ policy platforms and voting records. When you know which candidates are best for agriculture, then it’s time to get out and vote. Urge your friends, family and neighbors to do the same, because working together, we can impact the outcome!”
NOTE: NCBA members can visit http://capwiz.com/beefusa to find out more about the candidates in their district. Click on the “Election” section. For questions about which candidates are best for the cattle industry, do not hesitate to contact our Washington, D.C., office at 202-347-0228.