A small group of cattle producers has initiated a campaign called “Ranchers for Romney,” intending to mobilize their fellow farmers and livestock producers through the final weeks of the presidential campaign.
A source associated with the group says they believe this election is one of the most critical in recent memory, and that Romney best represents the interests of farmers, ranchers and other agribusinesses.
The group plans to promote their program nationally through advertising in trade media and word of mouth, with their focus on individual, grassroots efforts. Organizers first are asking farmers, ranchers, allied industry and all stakeholders in agriculture to join them by donating what they can to the Romney campaign. Then they ask supporters to reach out to at least 20 friends, neighbors and relatives, encouraging them to do the same.
The group emphasizes that this type of individual action can generate surprising sums of money for the campaign. If one individual contacts 20 people who each agree to donate and contact 20 more, participation jumps to 400, they say. If each of those 400 successfully contact and solicit donations from 20 people, the total rises to 8,000. If donations from 8,000 people average $100, the person making the initial calls has, in essence, raised $800,000 for the campaign.
The group encourages participants to send their donations directly to the Romney Victory Fund, using tracking number 8603 for Ranchers for Romney.
Editor’s note: Drovers/CattleNetwork does not endorse political candidates. This is intended only as a news article to inform our readers of the emergence of this new campaign and its goals.