Contact: Sen. Jennifer Shilling (D – La Crosse) (608)266-5490
MADISON, WI – Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) offered the weekly Democratic radio address today.
The audio file of this week’s address can be found here:
A written transcript of the address is below:
“Hi, I’m State Senator Jennifer Shilling with this week’s Democratic Radio Address.
“I don’t know about you, but my family looks forward to June all year. Not just because school is out, but because June is Dairy Month in Wisconsin!
“It’s a time for us to celebrate all of our hardworking dairy producers, milk processors, and local farm families that make Wisconsin “America’s Dairyland.”
“Throughout the month, you can take advantage of many family-friendly activities including parades, cheese tastings, and my favorite – dairy breakfasts on the farm!
“These events highlight the importance of our farming heritage and are a great way to learn more about where our food comes from.
“This month is also a good time to ask ourselves how we can support local farmers and strengthen our communities.
“In the legislature, Democrats have championed successful initiatives like Farm to School and the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin program. We’ve fought to expand health care access, invest in broadband infrastructure and protect funding for UW-Extension agents who work one-on-one with area farmers.
“By promoting financial security and expanding economic opportunities, we can support Wisconsin’s family farmers and ensure everyone can enjoy healthy, affordable and locally-grown food options.
“I hope you’ll join me in celebrating June Dairy Month by getting out and learning more about our local dairy farmers. To find an event in your area, you can visit “HoorayWisconsinDairy.com” and enjoy all of the great events Wisconsin has to offer.”