ECPAC Newsletter – October 2020
Our country, community and industry are facing difficult times. During this historic pandemic, the Exchange Contractor’s PAC has been active and engaged: COVID-19 has not stopped our efforts. We have participated in a number of virtual fundraisers and have supported candidates that will move our priorities forward.
This election cycle is one of the most important in recent memory. We need to be diligent and focus on our issues: the value of Ag, the benefits we provide to the economy, and national security. Please make sure you send in your ballot or drop it off on November 3, 2020.
You can track your ballot online at california.ballottrax.net/voter. This service shows you when your ballot was mailed, received and counted.
If you would like to drop off your ballot at a Merced County polling location, visit https://www.co.merced.ca.us/DocumentCenter/View/25421/Voting-Assistance-Centers-November-3-2020?bidId= for more information.
In this issue, we have provided you a November 2020 Election Guide, our 2021 ECPAC Legislative Priorities, Associate Membership information and online payment options.
November 2020 Election Guide
ARC Strategies has put together an election guide for ECPAC members. This comprehensive guide provides information on the Propositions, key Assembly races as well as key Senate Races.
To download your copy, visit https://www.ecwaterpac.com/resources/.
2021 Legislative Priorities
Our efforts directly support the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors. Our 2021 Legislative Priorities include:
- Vigilantly monitor and defend California water rights and provide protection for the Exchange Contractors’ water rights.
- Provide leadership in the implementation of the San Joaquin River Restoration program, insuring funding for and timely installation of key protective facilities.
- Familiarize new state and federal elected officials and their staff on the Exchange Contractors’ rich history and its important role in California water rights, as well as being a foundational element of the Federal Central Valley Project.
- Educate and gain support for Exchange Contractors’ water conservation and water resource projects which support local water supplies and provide regional water supply reliability.
The ECPAC is now able to accept payments online. To make a contribution visit https://www.ecwaterpac.com/landowners/. Federal and state contribution guidelines are provided on the online payment form.