As the voice of business, it is imperative for RAMAC to weigh in on issues important to the business community and the community as a whole. RAMAC’s Public Policy Committee meets regularly to review and discuss a broad range of topics and issues. RAMAC assists businesses of all sizes when dealing with government – from state and federal legislative issues to assistance at the local level.
- 7/2023 – RAMAC adds their name to the Coalition to Protect Amercia’s Regionl Airports (CPARA). Regional airports are critical for connecting communities, creating jobs, and supporting local economies. Read more about CPARA here.
- 3/2023 – RAMAC, through their Good Government Council PAC, endorses Village of Mount Pleasant candidates Dave Degroot, John Hewitt, Nancy Washburn, and Ram Bhatia.
- 3/2023 – RAMAC signed onto a letter through Wisconsin Manfacturers and Commerce (WMC) supporting Wisconsin’s R&D credit to incentivize high-tech, good-paying jobs to Wisconsin.
Government Breakfast – Annual breakfast event with either government leaders or an outside speaker addressing the state of our communities and current political topics.
SAVE THE DATE: DECEMBER 7, 2023
Public Policy Committee Members
- Jody Muniz, Family Strong Wellness – Committee Chair
- Heather Berlinski, SC Johnson
- Torben Christensen, Wiscon Products
- Dominic Cariello, All Integrated Solutions
- Dan Pettit, DeMark, Kolbe & Brodek
- John Warren, Warren Eye Care
- Brian Weaver, CNH Industrial
- 6/2022 – RAMAC hosted a candidate breakfast, by invite only, for Rebecca Kleefisch and Will Martin running for Governor and Lt. Governor.
- 1/2022 – The Public Policy committee reviews the WMC Foundation’s Future Wisconsin Project “Wisconsin 2035” report detailing the challenges facing Wisconsin’s business community. The report proposes potential solutions for long-term economic growth. Reveiw the Wisconsin 2035 report here.
- 5/2021 – RAMAC signed onto a letter to Governor Evers through the Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives (WCCE) urging lawmakers to end federal pandemic-related unemployment benefit programs that are contributing to the state’s dire workforce shortage.
- 3/2021 – RAMAC endorses School Board candidates Ally Docksey, District 5, and Carmella Venturini, District 6, through the Good Government Council. In addition, RAMAC supports Mike Rosenbaum for Sturtevant President.
- 2/2021 – RAMAC joined the Stop the COVID Spread! Coalition, a statewide coalition to combat the spread of COVID-19.
- 1/2021 – RAMAC signed onto a letter urging the governor and legislature to enact COVID-19 Liability Protections for businesses.
- 11/2020 – RAMAC supports strategic opening with an op-ed in the Journal Times highlighting concerns about socioeconomic impact not only for students but the parents who also need to work which in turn impacts businesses.
- 10/2020 – Gov. Evers Administration plans to release the names of businesses who have had at least two employees test positive for Covid-19. WMC files a complaint, and RAMAC is part of an amicus brief being filed to stop this from happening.
- 6/2020 – To call for the removal of police officers from schools will not solve the problem of school safety, and may, in fact, make it worse. RAMAC provides a commentary on this issue with an op-ed in the Journal Times.
- 4/2020 – RAMAC, along with Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave, released the final report of the Rebound Racine County Task Force, which studied how to reopen local businesses in the wake of COVID-19.
- 5/2019 – One way to help grow the business community in southeastern Wisconsin is to improve performance on the Hiawatha passenger service rail line. RAMAC strongly supports increasing the Hiawatha Service Milwaukee-Chicago Amtrak to ten round-trips daily.
- 3/2019 – School Board Races – RAMAC supports Hoover and Cimbalnick.