Town mutual insurance companies are the oldest cooperatives in the United States, the first one organized in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin in 1752. Many town mutuals got their start when neighbors joined together to insure their farms and homes—usually because big insurers ignored them or charged exorbitant prices. Town mutuals in Minnesota and Wisconsin have served farmers, rural homeowners, and small main-street businesses for about 150 years. Cooperative Network organizes an annual lobby day event for mutual insurance companies in Wisconsin.
Below is Cooperative Network's AB 353 and SB 281 Fact Sheet that was recently distributed to members of the Wisconsin Legislature: To: Members, Wisconsin Legislature From: Tom Liebe, President & CEO RE: AB 353 and SB 281 Numerous legislative offices have alerted us to a Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU)-produced document...
Cooperative Network’s Resolutions Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 20 in Eau Claire, Wis. to discuss proposed new resolutions or changes to existing resolutions. If you have any suggestions, they can be submitted to Patrick Murray at email@example.com or John Manske at firstname.lastname@example.org. Final action on the resolutions will take...
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