Fellow Brewers: since taking over as Chair of the Supporters of Maryland Brewing PAC (SMB-PAC), I have learned how critical it is that we communicate and engage with state legislators on a regular basis. Part of what this encompasses is making small contributions to their campaigns and attending their fundraisers to deliver these checks and talk about the industry. One of my responsibilities as PAC Chair is to develop ideas as to how we can raise funds for the PAC so that we can continue to make these contributions and keep the PAC account funded.
So what is one way we can do that? By running a friendly competition among all of the state breweries from May 25-June 8! We’re asking you to print out posters we’ve created and place copies around your taproom. Encourage your customers to contribute to the PAC, and when they do so, they also “vote” for their favorite brewery. The brewery who has the most customers contribute to the PAC during those two weeks gets bragging rights for the having the most passionate beer lovers in the state!
We’ll send out another reminder email on May 24, the day before the campaign begins.
To those of you at the MDCBF who took home the fundraising posters, thank you! If you don’t have a poster, or want to print out a lot more copies, you can download the posters in a PDF 8.5 x 11 format and a 11 x 17 format. You can also send customers directly to the SMB-PAC contribution page on the BAM website to download a contribution form or donate via PayPal.
We know that our customers are passionate about beer, and passionate about supporting our local industry. They can directly help us better educate our legislators about why craft beer is important and should be supported.
Cheers! Bill Skomski
Questions? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-469-9485.