Ohio Pork Council endorses Issue 1
The Ohio Pork Council says it fully endorses Issue 1, a proposal aimed at strengthening the democratic process in Ohio. Issue 1 proposes raising the requirement for constitutional amendments to pass with a 60 percent majority vote. The council is encouraging Ohioans to vote “yes” on Aug. 8.
The non-profit, farmer led organization represents the interests of Ohio’s pork industry. The council says its mission is to serve as a united voice for pork producers, promote sustainable agriculture, and ensure the long-term success of the state’s pork industry.
In a news release, Ohio Pork Council Executive Vice President Cheryl Day said the organization believes the initiative will enhance the integrity and effectiveness of the state’s constitutional amendment process.
“This thoughtful adjustment will ensure that any amendments to our state constitution truly reflect the will of the people. By raising the threshold, we can ensure that future constitutional changes are not made haphazardly or without substantial consensus,” she said.
By endorsing Issue 1, the council says it aims to safeguard the long-term viability of the entire industry while protecting the investments and livelihoods of all pork producers throughout the state.
The Ohio Pork Council was established in 1968, beginning with nearly 800 pig farmers dedicated to the task of promoting their own product. Currently, OPC has about 2,500 members.
For more information visit www.OhioPork.org.