ARRA Helps Enthusiasts Effect Change in Public Lands Access Debate
Washington, D.C. – February 6, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Americans for Responsible Recreational Access will be available at next weekend’s 2013 Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Feb. 15 – 17, to help register dealers and other industry professionals to join its efforts in preserving trail access for off-highway vehicle use. A grassroots organization representing millions of outdoor recreation enthusiasts in the fight against unnecessary land closures, ARRA urges all enthusiasts to register for free by stopping by the Motorcycle Industry Council’s Business Center (Wabash Room 3) or by visiting www.arra-access.org.
“Dealer Expo is a great opportunity for dealers and everyone who cares about OHV recreation to sign up for ARRA,” said ARRA Executive Director Larry Smith. “It’s free and ARRA’s effectiveness is undeniable. ARRA members who use our alerts to weigh in with their decision-makers provide a grassroots punch to augment our lobbying activities on Capitol Hill. The one-two combo has proven very effective.”
Most recently, ARRA helped stop the lead-related ban on youth ATVs and motorcycles, and provided much needed support for the continuation of the successful Recreational Trails Program.
ARRA allows for individuals to join with thousands of other members to speak with one collective voice. It does this by providing its members with relevant and timely alerts that allow them to quickly and easily communicate their views to key decision makers. In the past few years alone, ARRA members have contacted Congress more than 2 million times and influenced countless bills, regulations and proposals.
“Access is a huge issue for the powersports industry,” said MIC Director of Federal Affairs Duane Taylor. “Not only are sales contingent on riding opportunities for consumers, but the powersports industry is an industry of passion. Most of us are riders and use these products ourselves and with our families. Signing up with an organization like ARRA is a no brainer, and the rate of return for clicking the ‘take action’ button in an ARRA alert a few times a month is huge compared to the very minimal effort it takes to participate.”
Based in Washington, D.C., Americans for Responsible Recreational Access represents the interests of millions of Americans who enjoy the great outdoors and who believe public lands and waterways should remain open for recreational pursuits. Check out its web site at www.arra-access.com.