The Senate Will Be Decided In Georgia
Help the industry by getting involved
NPMA is reaching out to the industry in Georgia to encourage them to vote in the January 5th runoff that will determine control of the Senate. This election will determine what the Senate looks like for the next two years.
NPMA has already fought multiple bills this year like the Neguse bill, which would ban pesticides, totally dismantle preemption in all 50 states, and mandate that the EPA no longer incorporate the benefits of the products in risk determinations. This would be a huge blow to our industry. Activist groups will be pushing this bill, and others like it, so it is essential we elect members of Congress who understand how important our industry is to the protection of public health. It is easy to imagine this bill in an evenly split Senate, and others like it passing to President Biden’s desk.
We ask all members in Georgia to go to the polls – early if possible – and vote. We have also emphasized that the Georgia Presidential recount does not impact the two Senate races. These will occur regardless of the outcome of the recount, so as many people as possible need to make their voices heard.
While we are not asking anyone to vote for or against a specific candidate, we are reminding GA voters that Senator Purdue has been a champion of the structural pest control industry during his time in office. From his testimony in favor of national preemption in the 2018 Farm Bill to his support for issues that impact our companies each day, Senator Purdue brings a fair and balanced approach in representing us in Washington, D.C.
Senator Loeffler is an active member of the Senate Ag Committee, putting her in a vital role to decide the 2023 Farm Bill's outcome. As we’ve witnessed over these past months, in anticipation of a Biden presidency, anti-pesticide groups are organizing and uniting in their quest to drastically overhaul FIFRA in the next Farm Bill. We feel it is crucial to have allies like Senators Purdue and Loeffler in the majority so that reasonable voices are heard as these negotiations take place.
Don’t think that the races won’t be close. Both parties are pouring money into the state and activating their massive grassroots networks to win this battle. As we saw with the presidential election, the races may come down to a small margin of votes, and the outcome cannot be predicted.
For those outside of Georgia who are unable to vote, if you are interested in supporting either Senators Purdue or Loeffler, we have made it very easy. You can contribute online here and the structural pest control industry will receive recognition for all contributions made. You can also mail a contribution to either race here.
If you are able to give or support this critical runoff in any way, please do. Our industry must defend our jobs, keep taxes on business reasonable and keep Washington balanced. Please share this note with as many folks as you can. We must stand up to those that want to cast our industry aside and limit our ability to provide the vital services our customers have come to expect from us.