This was a very important episode of the podcast with David Duquette of "Western Justice". The Cowboy, Rodeo & Western Lifestyle is under attack and Dave is at the tip of the spear in combating our enemies. This is a MUST LISTEN...
Dave Duquette has been a loud and clear voice of reason for agriculture and rural rights in the United States. With a passion for rural American causes, Western Justice founder Dave Duquette has experience fighting some of the toughest battles in Agriculture.
Dave’s career as an animal welfare and agriculture advocate started over 2 decades ago. A Marine, Dave has built several businesses including his own horse training facility in Northeast Oregon. During his career as a horse trainer, he began seeing the unjust policies inflicted on rural America, and believed they needed someone who would stand up for them, their families, beliefs, and their way of life, he wanted to be that person.
After seeing Dave discuss industry issues with Bret Baier on Fox News, Forrest Lucas, founder of the pro-agriculture education Protect The Harvest, recruited Dave as the nonprofit's National Strategic Planner and Spokesman. There, he built a robust team of SME writers and digital media specialists, catapulting the organization's online presence and messaging, transforming it into one of the most coveted agricultural advocacy groups.
In 2020 He started his own consulting business, Duquette Strategies, to continue advocating at a new level. His years at PTH were parallel to earning a PHD in politics. Working in Washington D.C, enabled him to form invaluable relationships and gave him the knowledge and the tactics needed to navigate government departments.
In 2020 with his consulting business off and running, Dave was approached by a rightly concerned group of knowledgeable horse people about the increasing influence animal extremist groups are having on the industry and wanted to know what could be done to stop the unjust legislation, these groups push in all levels of government.
Dave recognized the importance of uniting individuals and industry groups under one umbrella to advocate legislatively for the western lifestyle, livelihoods, and industry events. He saw the value of a membership-based organization and believes the strength and longevity of an organization must come from the people it represents. In 2020 Dave founded Western Justice, a non-profit 501(c)(4) membership-based organization.
His team of experts possesses a broad range of knowledge in areas such as policy, public relations, marketing, advertising, research, and writing, and most importantly, they are all integrally involved in the western lifestyle, including multigenerational ranchers, veterinarians, competitors, and trainers and/or breeders.
Western Justice’s most recent and influential initiative is the Western Sports Industry Coalition, consisting of 50+ organizations, uniting to stop the Los Angeles City Council’s proposed ordinance to ban western sports events.
Known to government officials and agencies as the “Cowboy with a voice” Dave is looking forward to continuing his work and strives to make Western Justice a legacy that protects the western heritage for future generations.
Western Justice Legislative Fund is a membership-based, nonprofit 501(c)(4) organization that engages in political action to preserve and protect the western lifestyle, livelihoods, and industry events.
Western Justice was established by a group of industry professionals who were alarmed at the increasing influence animal extremist groups are having on the western industry and, more importantly, with the lack of representation essential in the fight to preserve our western heritage.
The Western Justice team is committed to forming a united front of Western organizations and individuals and to advocating on their behalf at the legislative level.
Our mission is to unite the western industry into a collective voice preserving and protecting the western lifestyle, livelihoods, and industry events.
The vision of our organization is to provide a long-lasting legacy that protects the western heritage for future generations.
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