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http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=825079&page=9


Originally Posted by OIA
The recent testimony of Peter Metcalf regarding H.R. 1925 was approved in error by Outdoor Industry Association® (OIA) staff and as a result, was not an OIA board approved statement. Based on input from OIA, Mr. Metcalf acted in good faith on behalf of the association and we apologize for any miscommunication. While comments made in Mr. Metcalf's testimony are supported by many outdoor businesses and are consistent with the core values of the association, they do not necessarily reflect the position of individual companies.

Outdoor Industry Association supports the ideal that appropriate uses of public lands should cover the entire spectrum from full multi-use to preservation as wilderness. However, the OIA Board of Directors has not taken a position on America's Red Rock Wilderness Act (H.R. 1925).


Ann Obenchain
Vice President, Member Services & Marketing
Outdoor Industry Association

http://www.outdoorindustry.org/pdf/O..._Statement.pdf


From the same thread


the Coleman Company, Inc. is neutral on HR 1925.

Last week, an Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) board member testified
before a House committee in support of HR 1925 and indicated he was
speaking for OIA and major companies such as Coleman. In fact, he does
not speak for Coleman.

Coleman is a member of OIA. Please be aware that OIA has not taken a
position of support of this bill and is neutral on the matter, as stated
by OIA President and CEO Frank Hugelmeyer.

Coleman makes outdoor products for multiple uses by its many and varied
customers. The company supports access to public lands for a variety of
responsible recreational use.

---------------------------

Regards --

Jim Reid
Coleman/Sr. Manager, Public Relations
3600 N. Hydraulic, Wichita, KS 67219
 



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Did the OIA tell congress that it's member/speaker did not represent them? Or is this just another case of asking for forgiveness instead of permission?
 






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Did the OIA tell congress that it's member/speaker did not represent them? Or is this just another case of asking for forgiveness instead of permission?

It is just a stroke job. The official statements are all BS and we know it

Another quote from above thread

He has used the OIA as an associate in 2006.



From November 16, 2006


http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:...&ct=clnk&gl=us

This is the html version of the file http://energy.senate.gov/public/_files/Metcalf.doc.
Google automatically generates html versions of documents as we crawl the web.




Peter Metcalf

President

Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd., Salt Lake City, Utah

Board Member

Outdoor Industry Association





Testimony for the

Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests

Energy and Natural Resources Committee

The United State Senate




Hearing on S. 3636, the Washington County Growth and Conservation Act of 2006


November 16, 2006











Introduction

Thank you for the opportunity to testify before this subcommittee about the Washington County Growth and Conservation Act, S. 3636. My name is Peter Metcalf. I am a Utah resident and the president and founder of Black Diamond Equipment, a Utah-based outdoor equipment company with annual sales of approximately $60 million per year with over 300 Salt Lake City based employees, another 30 in Europe and 50 more employees in Asia.

I am also appearing before the committee today in my capacity as a member of the board of directors and vice-chair of the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA.) OIA is a national trade association whose mission is to ensure the growth and success of the outdoor industry. The outdoor industry is made up of over 4000 businesses with 500,000 employees in all 50 states, generating $33 billion in sales every year. Last year, 159 million Americans participated in outdoor recreation, with the greatest numbers in the gateway sports of hiking, biking, camping and paddle sports. OIA's member companies include Yakima, Mountain Hardwear, The North Face, Cascade Designs, Vibram USA, Johnson Outdoors, REI, Eastern Mountain Sports, JanSport, Smartwool, Timberland, Columbia Sportswear, Black Diamond Equipment, GoLite, Vasque/Redwing and more. Attached is a letter concerning the Washington County Growth and Conservation Act to the Committee from thirty-one retailers in the outdoor industry.

I appreciate that the sponsors of the legislation have attempted to craft legislation to address the needs of communities and public lands in southwestern Utah. This legislation has sparked a helpful discussion about the future of Washington County and our public lands. I am encouraged to know that a local planning effort, known as Vision Dixie, is underway. The local planning process is dearly needed and I hope this continues, however, the Washington County Growth and Conservation Act is premature before completion of the local planning.

The OIA opposes this legislation because we are concerned that the bill falls short of truly protecting our public lands and balancing the needs of the region. Our recommendation is that the bill be withdrawn and reworked to allow for more public review and improvements. It is our hope that such a process may ultimately lead to a bill that could be more fully supported by Utah citizens and all citizens who care about our public lands.

Wilderness and the Outdoor Recreation Industry

Many Americans may not know of Washington County by name, but many Americans do know of this region’s spectacular landscape protected within Zion National Park. Zion National Park is but one piece of the county’s spectacular wild landscape. Many lands outside the park deserve protection as well. At the same time, the landscape is clearly under pressure from the region’s intense population growth. The OIA has taken a position in opposition to this legislation because we are concerned about the specific impacts this bill would have on public lands and recreation opportunities in Washington County. We also have concerns about this legislation as a matter of public policy.

First, we are concerned that the legislation fails to protect many wild public lands in Washington County that truly deserve protection. The legislation designates roughly 220,000 acres of wilderness across Washington County. Much of the proposed wilderness (120,000 acres) is located within Zion National Park. Unfortunately, only a fraction of the wild Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land outside the park would be protected under this legislation. Many stunning canyons and desert expanses near Zion National Park or in the Mojave Desert have been excluded by this bill. Similarly, the bill would add less than 3,000 acres of Forest Service wilderness despite the fact that the county is home to over 380,000 acres of Forest Service land. Just 50,000 acres of
Forest Service wilderness is currently protected in the region. The legislation would actually strip Wilderness Study Area protection from over 15 square miles of now protected lands. On a whole this legislation would leave out many treasured local canyons, forests, and mountain landscapes.

The OIA supports the protection of wilderness and strongly urges sponsors of this legislation to protect all of the region’s deserving wild lands. These areas are, in part, what makes Washington County unique and a desired place to live, work and recreate.


Selling Public Land

We are also deeply concerned that this legislation would allow the sale of significant amounts of public land and direct those sale proceeds toward funding local and federal government projects. Under Title I of this legislation, as much as 24,300 acres of public land in a single county could be sold off for development. As I understand from the Bureau of Land Management, the agency has already disposed of roughly 18,000 acres of BLM land in the past ten years. Still this legislation calls for more disposal of public lands in Washington County. We are concerned that this legislation promotes the sale of public land in a region already struggling to preserve open space and faced with diminishing opportunities for close-to-home outdoor recreation opportunities.

The legislation earmarks two percent of land sales proceeds to the County for administrative services, eight percent to the Water Conservancy District, five percent to the state for education, and the remaining eighty-five percent to various federal projects in Washington County. On a national perspective, we are deeply concerned that this legislation sets a dangerous precedent of selling federal lands owned by all Americans to fund local and federal government projects. We are sympathetic to local governments which face funding shortfalls, however, we urge the committee not to create the expectation that our public lands should be sold to meet short-term funding deficits.


Conservation Gains at Risk

The legislation contains numerous provisions that promote development of public lands without an appropriate balance for conservation of at-risk wild lands. The bill establishes hundreds of miles of corridors for utility lines, highways, and pipelines. Public lands would also be dedicated to water development and dam sites. The legislation also authorizes the BLM to create a county-wide off-road vehicle trail, yet the bill fails to consider other types of recreational use of the landscape or the need to develop a long term travel management plan on public lands in the county.

The outdoor industry depends upon the long-term protection of our public lands and has worked to help achieve protection of lands that outdoor users can enjoy. As the outdoor industry has grown over the years, this industry has increasingly worked to reinvest in our public lands and enhance the public’s enjoyment of open spaces. We are concerned that this legislation would turn back the progress protecting our public lands that many outdoor retailers have sought to achieve over the years. Further, if this approach is repeated across the nation, many lands across the American West or beyond could be at risk of being sold.


Local Communities and the Outdoor Industry

The failure to protect wild lands in Washington County could have direct economic and cultural consequences to the communities in the region. Active outdoor recreation is increasingly a strong and vital part of our nation’s economy, especially in rural areas.

This year, Outdoor Industry Foundation, with the support of many other trade groups including the travel industry, completed the industry’s first study quantifying the contribution of active outdoor recreation to the US economy. We looked at eight activity categories: bicycling, camping, fishing, hunting, paddling, snow sports (including downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country/ nordic, snowshoeing), hiking and backpacking (including mountaineering/canyoneering), and wildlife viewing. With the support of Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne and Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, we released the findings this summer and the numbers are impressive.

Active Outdoor Recreation contributes:

$730 billion to the US economy
Generates $289 billion annually in retail sales and services across the U.S.
Touches over 8 percent of American’s personal consumption expenditures— more than 1 in every 12 dollars circulating in the economy
Generates $88 billion in annual state and national tax revenue
Supports nearly 6.5 million jobs across the U.S.
The bottom line is that recreation and public lands play a special and critical role in our economy.

Active recreation and public lands offer other benefits as well: The study also shows that outdoor recreation is a primary vehicle of transferring wealth from our wealthier urban/suburban parts of the states to rural areas. It’s a way of taking the dollars and casting those dollars to the areas where they are needed most.

In addition, we know that outdoor recreation improves the health of Americans. Studies cite 25% higher health care costs for those people who are physically inactive. An OIF research project titled Exploring the Active Lifestyle examined “how, when and why active Americans become active” and it showed that 8 out of 10 active Americans feel that they are happier, have better family relationships and less stress in their lives when they are active. And 80 million Americans currently use outdoor activities as their main form of exercise.

Protecting the public lands that support outdoor recreation is critical to establishing and sustaining balanced local economic ecosystems across the nation, especially in the West. We urge the committee and sponsors of this bill to look at ways that communities can maximize the benefits from our public lands, rather than simply selling them off for private development.


Local and State-wide Concerns

Finally, I want to take a brief moment to explain how this bill is being received in Utah. It is nearly impossible to miss the widespread concern about this legislation throughout Utah. Many Utahns, including myself, care deeply about this region, but feel that this legislation falls short. A June 21st statewide poll showed that eighty-nine percent of Utahns think public hearings should be held in different locations around Utah before the legislation is voted on in Washington, DC. This legislation has not gone through the needed public review. Even in Washington County, the local sentiment is split. Three city councils have passed resolutions opposing the bill, four have passed resolutions in support, one city council has opposed a resolution for the bill, and four have taken no action. Over forty letter-to-the-editors against the bill have been published in Washington County newspapers. The Salt Lake Tribune has run three editorials and many LTE’s opposing the legislation.


Conclusion

In closing we suggest that the sponsors of this legislation withdraw this legislation so that there can be more public review and opportunities for improvements. Many Utahns have concerns with the legislation and want a better public process. We believe that our public lands ought to be protected for the enjoyment of current and future generations. Instead of proposing to sell off our public lands for private development, at a time that many communities in the west are taxing themselves to use public money to buy private land to prevent its development, we urge the subcommittee to find a more sustainable approach to public land management and addressing the funding needs of the local and federal government. As Stewart Brand has written: “Natural systems are priceless in value and nearly impossible to replace, but they are cheap to maintain. All you have to do is defend them.”






As you can see he has been speaking " on the behlaf of the OIA" for a few years now. Everyone is playing on the fence and it is really making me angry.
 






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This speech was most likely board approved, where as the last one on the HR1925 bill was not. Metcalf has something to gain by this bill passing, what exactly that is,... time will tell.


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Black Diamond ( maker of ski equipment--binders) emailed this response

To: ( email address deleted)

Many thanks for making the effort to communicate with us your concerns about
Black Diamond's support of America's Red Rock Wilderness Act (H.R. 1925).
This is an act that will, as we're sure you know, protect nine million acres
of BLM land in southern Utah by declaring it as wilderness. We here at Black
Diamond are doing our best to insure that the environment-in southern Utah
and elsewhere-is preserved and respected for generations of recreationalists
to come, and part of that effort is our endorsement of America's Red Rock
Wilderness Act. Since Black Diamond's strong support of this act has caused
you to contact us with your concerns, please let us first clarify a few
points, mistruths and false representations surrounding this proposed
legislation.

The facts:
. Of the 20,000 miles worth of roads indentified by the BLM in their
proposed new management plans for these areas, only 3,500 miles would be
brought into question and they are not roads but rather a labyrinth of dirt
tracks through the desert.
. No road you are currently driving a pick-up truck on to access
climbing, hiking, camping, mountain biking or canyoneering would be closed.
. 70% of these nine million acres of wilderness land are within
eight city blocks' distance of an existing road that will remain open.
. You would not see oil and gas drilling on the lands protected by
America's Red Rock Wilderness Act, but the five million acres of BLM already
auctioned off would continue to be available for oil and gas development.

To be clear, Black Diamond is not against ORV users-mountain biking and
motorized dirt biking is popular with numerous employees here at Black
Diamond and we support their continued ability to access the 16,500 miles of
roads and trails on the land covered in America's Red Rock Wilderness Act.
What we do not support is a shortsighted approach that would keep every
single inch of southern Utah land-road or no road- open to ORV traffic. No
climber, hiker, camper, mountain biker, canyoneer or outdoor enthusiast of
any sort wants to have their experience, their environment despoiled by ORV
users permanently destroying the fragile desert environment with wanton
off-road activities.

Our CEO and founder Peter Metcalf knows firsthand the importance of keeping
drilling and excavation operations far from our scenic areas and national
parks of southern Utah- he spent the two winters as a chain-hand drilling
for oil on a wildcat rig in the Utah/Wyoming over-thrust belt. He can assure
you that drilling and excavation operations detract for your outdoor
experience, the environment, the air quality and the purity of the water.

Peter Metcalf is such a strong supporter of America's Red Rock Wilderness
Act that he was in front of Congress last week testifying to its importance
in good faith on behalf of the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA). It should
be noted that Peter Metcalf's recent testimony was approved in error by OIA
staff and as a result, was not an OIA board approved statement. While
comments made in Peter Metcalf's testimony are supported by many outdoor
businesses and are consistent with the core values of the OIA, they do not
necessarily reflect the position of individual companies associated with
OIA. (The OIA supports the ideal that appropriate uses of public lands
should cover the entire spectrum from full multi-use to preservation as
wilderness. However, the OIA Board of Directors has not taken a position on
America's Red Rock Wilderness Act.) Black Diamond as a company, however (as
well as numerous other companies and environmental groups throughout the
nation), believes this act is of the utmost importance and wholeheartedly
supports and endorses the generational and environmental significance of
this act.

If, based upon the facts noted above, you feel our stance is in dramatic
conflict with your own and will prohibit you from buying, using and enjoying
Black Diamond products any more, well, we are sorry to lose you as a
customer. We do hope that moving forward you will realize the long-term
rationale for Black Diamond's continued efforts to support and preserve
southern Utah's desert environment through America's Red Rock Wilderness
Act.

Sincerely,
The employee owners of Black Diamond

Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd.
2084 East 3900 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
Ph: (801) 278-5552
http://blackdiamondequipment.com/
 






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OIA is writing a letter to the congressional committee clarifying our position on HR 1925. OIA cannot ask them to edit Mr. Metcalf’s testimony as it is his testimony and not that of OIA. We will also ask Grijalva's staff to post the OIA letter as a clarifying statement.

Please contact me if you have any other questions.

Ann

Ann Obenchain
Vice President, Member Services & Marketing
Outdoor Industry Association


The OIA was concerned enough to join Pirate to post this.

Not good enough for me.
 






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From a thread on

http://www.colorado4x4.org/

once there, click on the "Utah is screwed" tab to the left.

Here is a post from a member of a Utah club who attended the hearing. Curt, thanks for posting this thread.

"We are excited to report that Thursday's Congressional hearing for SUWA's wilderness bill went very well. Very well for our side.

I was pleased to travel to Washington D.C. and show USA-ALL's commitment to defeating this bill. It was a great opportunity to further advocate our position and the wants and needs of our members to influential people.

You wouldn't think that a roughly 5 hour congressional hearing could be fun but it was. Of course I admittedly am a bit of a political nerd. It was a pleasure to be present and watch the debate over this bill. When I arrived outside the committee room on Thursday morning I noticed I was the only one not wearing a big yellow "Wild Utah" button. There were about 20 SUWAites and one of me. I soon found a few friendly faces. Carbon County Commissioner John Jones, Emery County Lobbyist Randy Johnson, rural Utah county lobbyist Bob Weidner, Lt Governor Greg Bell, and AMA rep Richard Podliska and myself made up those in attendance opposed to the bill. We watched all of our Utah elected officials do tier job as well as we have ever witnessed. We watched a "mobster like" Congressman from New York, Maurice Hinchey, weave a tapestry of half truths and ignorant statements. Congressman Hinchey had the audacity to claim that Utah "abandoned" the public land now being considered for Wilderness designation. And that if we had not done so we would not be in that hearing. It was an uninformed and outrageous comment that he reiterated many times. We watched Congressman Bishop question and push Mr Hinchey to the point where he had no intelligent or factual answers and so he resorted to a raised voice out of sheer frustration. We listened to former Mayor Rocky Anderson and other witnesses in favor of the bill spin, spin, spin the truth. It was really eye opening and at times entertaining.
We will provide to you a full transcript of the hearing as soon as it becomes available in the next week or two.

Thanks to the overwhelming numbers of letters, emails, and phone calls from our members, and some clever strategic thinking on part of USA-ALL and our partners we were able to significantly harm this bills chances of passing. USA-ALL was able to help provide information to the members of Congress and assist the witnesses in delivering an effective counter position to the bill. We also have been able to get the word out about this land grab to tens of thousands of people.

We want everyone to know of what a tremendous job Utah's Congressional delegation (Congressmen and Senators) did in uniting and speaking passionately against this bill. Congressman Bishop is the ranking Republican on this committee and his opening statement was poetic, passionate, and powerful. Congressman Chaffetz also sits on the full committee and he spoke very forcefully as well. Both Utah senators brought powerful testimonies and a depth of experience that was valuable. And lastly Congressman Matheson boldly united with the other members and spoke firmly against this bill. But Mr. Matheson as well as other members of the delegation were quick to point out that the land in Utah is beautiful and in some places may be worthy of Wilderness designation. But they mostly support a more localized plan on a county by county basis not a large state wide bill that has had little input from other parties outside of the Utah Wilderness Coalition. We at USA-ALL have been critical of this process and we remain skeptical. But we are keeping an open mind and will work with government and other stake holders if and when local plans are being drafted. Emery County has just recently began such a process for possible Wilderness designations in the San Rafael area. This is one we are fully engaged in and watching closely.

We also want to commend our new Lt Governor Greg Bell and Carbon County Commissioner John Jones for doing an OUTSTANDING job in testifying against the bill. We had the chance to spend a few hours with both of these gentlemen and it was a pleasure to speak with them and get to know them better. You can take it from us that they are great allies to have and they represented most all of you very well.

SUWA's bill as of now does not have future action scheduled. That DOES NOT mean it can't or won't move through the Congress. The bill IS NOT dead. WE MUST stay vigilant and be better prepared to defeat this bill. Many of you have generously donated. We thank you so much. We encourage others to help us fill our war chest so that we might effectively fight this bill by continuing to operate, communicate information to our members and the public, offer opposing views to media outlets, and work with government officials at all levels. Having a strong and capable local organization such as USA-ALL will be ESSENTIAL in protecting your interests and defeating this bill. We must not rely on national organizations or outside groups to protect us. We are lucky to have such valuable partners but we must take care of and assume responsibility for ourselves here in Utah. It is the right thing to do.

For those who haven't donated here is a donate button you can use to help us. Surely we have earned your support.

Donate

For those who have helped by either donating and or contacting Congressmen, friends, neighbors, etc please take a minute and pat yourself on the back, feel good about our hard work and your efforts to help. It was truly a team effort. BUT please also resist the urge to rest on your heels and become complacent. We have a little momentum but we lots of lost ground to make up. Remain one of our supporters or get involved with us today, and then strongly encourage your friends and family to follow. It is past time that we truly take action to take back Utah and ultimately to take back America. Stick with us and we will accomplish just that!

Sincerely,
Michael Swenson
Utah Shared Access Alliance
Thank Your Congressman

Here's their info

We are always busting the chops of elected officials when they do bad, which seems to be often. We MUST take this opportunity to thank them for truly doing an outstanding job in representing us. PLEASE DO THIS.

Utah congressional contact info:

Congressman Rob Bishop ® 1st District
Washington DC Office
123 Cannon Building
Washington, DC 20515
ph: 202-225-0453
fax: 202-225-5857

Congressman Jim Matheson (D) 2nd District
Washington DC Office
2434 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone - (202) 225-3011
Fax - (202) 225-5638

Congressman Jason Chaffetz ® 3rd District
Washington, DC Office
1032 Longworth HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7751
Fax: (202) 225-5629

Senator Orrin Hatch ®
Washington DC Office
104 Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Tel: (202) 224-5251
Fax: (202) 224-6331

Senator Bob Bennett ®
Washington, D.C. Office
431 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510-4403
Phone: (202) 224-5444
 






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Dear Ms. Smith,



Thank you so much for taking the time to contact me regarding H.R. 1925, the America's Red Rock Wilderness Act of 2009. As your representative in Washington, I want you to know how much I value your thoughts and concerns.



H.R. 1925 designates as wilderness certain Federal portions of the red rock canyons of the Colorado Plateau and the Great Basin Deserts in Utah for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans. This bill was referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands. Although I do not serve on this committee, please be assured I will keep your thoughts in mind should this bill come before the House.



Thank you again for contacting me. Please never hesitate to call, email, or write if you have any issues or concerns on your mind. Also feel free to visit my website at www.lynnjenkins.house.gov where you can see what I have been up to and sign up for my weekly newsletter.





Sincerely,


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What I was glad to see was the Utah congressional group in a united front. SUWA is a parasitic organization that won't be happy until NOBODY has access of any sort to public lands. How the mountain bike crowd can still stand with them is beyond me. Because they will be shut out just the same as we will be.

We Have lots to do, many people to shake up still. Del Albright has started his Access Army... Look them up.
 






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What I was glad to see was the Utah congressional group in a united front. SUWA is a parasitic organization that won't be happy until NOBODY has access of any sort to public lands. How the mountain bike crowd can still stand with them is beyond me. Because they will be shut out just the same as we will be.

We Have lots to do, many people to shake up still. Del Albright has started his Access Army... Look them up.

OH, good , thanks for reminding me--

I spoke with him on pirate and here is his response to us

Jeepndel said:
Hi Jon, start here and follow these simple steps. Write back and let me know what you think and where you are headed with your activism.
http://www.savemytrails.com

Del
 






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About all I have time for is some dontations and lots of emailing. What I am as much concerned with is maintaining acess for myself. I don't have weeks free to hike into areas, I have to work and help the fed gov't pay bills. I also have developed knee issues and am looking a knee replacement in the next year or so. I'm retired Navy, disabled vet, which I remind elected congress critters of. I send emails to my own local reps, as well as the reps of the committees, and the reps of every state I ever lived in.

I've lived in Utah no for three years and STILL haven't made it to Moab yet...
 






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About all I have time for is some dontations and lots of emailing. What I am as much concerned with is maintaining acess for myself. I don't have weeks free to hike into areas, I have to work and help the fed gov't pay bills. I also have developed knee issues and am looking a knee replacement in the next year or so. I'm retired Navy, disabled vet, which I remind elected congress critters of. I send emails to my own local reps, as well as the reps of the committees, and the reps of every state I ever lived in.

I've lived in Utah no for three years and STILL haven't made it to Moab yet...

The support is appreciated. I am new to this activism, however I think if everyone would give, just a little, we could have a heck of a voice.

Just skip a 12 pack, or, maybe instead of renting a movie, send 5 -maybe 10 bux to the group of your choice. Make your opinion count. Make it heard!!!

Just a few minutes. Whatever it takes to help spread the word for our hobby. Show them we aren't a bunch of junk driving rednecks.

We are normal, everyday people from all walks of life. We have given the world a perception we must change it seems.
 






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interesting, I just got a cookie cutter response from my congressman

I haven't totally jumped on the twitter bandwagon but in every networking seminar and informational thing I am apart of they make twitter out to be such a big deal. So I joined and do very little with it.

BUT

I did tweet this after I got an email that did not meet my satisfaction and within minutes had 2 new followers.

I sure hope @HarryEMitchell does NOT support America's Red Rock Wilderness Act of 2007, H.R. 1919. Has @mauricehinchey ever been to Moab?
 






NYMount21

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City, State
Long Island, New York
Year, Model & Trim Level
'00 Mountaineer Premier
You offroad guys out there (I'm from NY obviously ha) should contact SEMA SAN for help if you need any in the future. SAN stands for the SEMA Action Network, and although as a member I know they mostly deal with legislative issues regarding "on-road" aftermarket vehicles, I'm sure they'd be willing to help. Check out SEMA's website. It's free to join the SAN and the website has a lot of great information regarding similar topics. I hope this helps, figured I'd throw something in!
 






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