Below is a letter created by AAMP that processors can use to contact members of Congress to show their support for the Strengthening Local Processing Act. The letter can be personalized to fit your business information (replace areas in bold). Click here to find your elected official’s contact information.
Update: The bill has now moved to the Senate and House Ag Committees as of February 23, 2021
February XX, 2021
Dear Senator/Congressman (LAST NAME),
My name is (FIRST NAME/LAST NAME) from (BUSINESS NAME), in (CITY, STATE). (INCLUDE A FEW SENTENCES ABOUT YOUR COMPANY.)
I am also a member of the American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP), North America’s largest meat trade organization. AAMP represents more than 1,400 medium to very small meat processing establishments.
I am writing today in support of H.R. 1258 and S.370, the Strengthening Local Processing Act. This Act is critical to our industry as it provides small plants with the funds needed to grow and expand. The events of 2020 have highlighted the need to increase capacity in our industry and to provide help to small processors like myself who are considered vital to their local communities.
Thank you for your time and consideration. Your support is vital in protecting and maintaining an essential industry and helping to make sure America’s food supply chain goes uninterrupted.
FIRST NAME/LAST NAME