The August congressional recess is upon us, and elected officials are back in their home districts and states spending time with their constituents. Now is the time to speak up and make your voice heard. Call and set up meetings with your elected officials while they are home and attend town hall meetings.
There are a number of legislative priorities for family farmers, ranchers and their rural communities that may be taken up this year in Congress. National Farmers Union’s top three legislative priorities include strengthening the farm safety net, supporting homegrown renewable energy development, and ensuring family farmers and ranchers have access to affordable, quality healthcare. Read through this District Work Packet to find out more about these issues, and get in touch with your representatives to have your voice heard!