"All trail-access decisions are political decisions"

The Trail Political Action Committee (TPAC) was founded as the first national non-partisan political action committee dedicated solely to championing responsible off-highway vehicle recreation on designated roads, trails, and areas on public lands through the electoral and legislative processes.
The TPAC tactical goal is to target key races using state-of-the art real-time analysis where there is a tough election and the pro-access candidate needs some extra support to help to defeat their opponent.
TPAC is needed to counter the anti-access special interests in Washington DC who have long ago figured that contributing to closure-oriented politicians is how they will accomplish their goal of restricting OHV access on federal lands.
TPAC is ready to stand in that political breach to stop the flow of anti-access politicians into the Capital. TPAC will work hard to reverse that trend so that pro-access legislators will exist as the majority in Congress and the White House.

Friday, June 1, 2012


As CA, MT, NJ, NM, and SD hold their Primaries next week on June 5, TPAC wants to remind folks to not only vote/support your pro-access congressional candidates but  vote for your local and state candidates as well.  Often times these folks move from one elected body to another leaving a voting record you can review.
For example in CA yesterday, Assemblyman Jared Huffman (D-Petaluma) voted in a budget committee to gut the CA OHV Grants program that supports  FS, BLM, and county OHV parks such as Metcalf Cycle Park near San Jose.  However, he is termed out of his state office and is now running for the House of Representatives in a congressional district that has number of federal OHV areas.  The very same areas he voted to defund while a state representative.

State Senator Joe Simitian (D- Palo Alto) who championed the plan to defund the CA OHV program is also termed out of his state office and is now running for county supervisor near one of the county parks he voted to defund.

TPAC is once again strongly urging trail voters to cast ballots for those in all offices who will support our sport and access to public lands.  Become an army of one and network with your fellow riders regarding this election.  As you can see in CA, it DOES matter who you vote for.

To help TPAC at the federal level, please donate today at:

Now – GO VOTE and forward this email on to your riding network.


Don Amador, Founder
The Trail PAC

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