Engaging Elected Officials – How to Know Who Represents You, How to Reach Them and What Legislation They Are Considering

Engaging Elected Officials – How to Know Who Represents You, How to Reach Them and What Legislation They Are Considering

Many OHV enthusiasts are well-versed in advocacy, what it means, why it is important, and how to effectively engage in the activity, but others may be new to the process and unsure of how to get started.  This article is the first in a series designed to help those new to engaging legislatures get up to speed. 

Decisionmakers do exactly what their name implies – make decisions.  The decisions they make can have an impact on all factors of your life – including your favorite form of recreation.  As such it is important to make sure elected officials understand OHV recreation, so that when they vote on legislation that impacts our sport, they will have all the information they need.

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