Public Policy Check-Off Program
A little help from horsemen can lead to big impact for the industry
January 19, 2017
Heritage Place Sale Co. in Oklahoma City is helping AQHA launch its new Public Policy Check-off Program at the Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale on January 19-21.
The program allows sellers to choose to donate one quarter of one percent of the sale price of their consignments toward AQHA’s lobbying efforts. That translates to $2.50 per $1,000 sold.
“AQHA’s check-off program will aid lobbying efforts in Washington,” said Ward Stutz, AQHA director of breed integrity, animal welfare and education. “Support of the check-off will aid in protecting the interests of our industry.”
This marks the launch of the program, which Stutz hopes will soon stretch to more sales across disciplines within the industry.
Support of AQHA’s Public Policy program will help the Association’s legislative efforts to ensure that the horse industry’s voice is heard in Washington D.C.
“As an industry, we can’t be complacent with respect to legislation,” Stutz said. “We owe it to our members to work cohesively to advocate on behalf of our American Quarter Horse.”
To opt into the program, consigners simply need to fill out the card included in their consigner packet, or fill out a card at the AQHA booth located on site at Heritage Place.
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