With just four weeks left in this election cycle before Nov. 6, TPAC and trail voters are entering a critical phase in our effort to elect a pro-trail and pro-EPA reform majority to the U.S. Senate and to keep our access majority in the House.
As you know the pro-trail majority in the House of Representatives has worked hard on our behalf. However, the anti-access majority in the U.S. Senate has stymied efforts by pro-access Senators to hold the White House, regulators, and land-agencies accountable on issues such as Forest Service Travel Management, Presidential National Monument Designations, OHV event cost-recovery reform, EPA’s politically motivated anti-OHV regulatory agenda, and taxpayer-funded environmental lawsuits.
Several decades ago, the green lobby decided to put the timber industry out-of-business on federal lands. To successfully accomplish that goal they helped elect their candidates to Congress and the White House. Today, the federal timber program has functionally gone extinct.
Those same groups now have painted a political target on the back of the OHV community and are using the political and judicial process to accomplish a similar goal. Our fate does not have to be the same as federal timber operators. We have the power in this election to change the political structure in Washington D.C.
Your support is already making a difference. Our 7 targeted key Senate candidates and 5 targeted key House races know that off-roaders are supporting and defending them as they battle their League of Conservation Voters or CREDO SuperPAC-supported opponents.
New polling data has come in which shows the FL, OH, and Connecticut senate races have become virtual ties and are contests that TPAC should be getting into. Remember, trail voters need a net gain of four senate seats (3 senate seats if Romney/Ryan win) to achieve our goal of electing a pro-access majority to that body.
This week is fish or cut bait time for trail voters in Election 2012. TPAC and our team of political analysts will be reviewing new polling data and races nationwide this week so that our fiscal resources can be directed to campaigns where those funds will have the most impact.
Federal election law allows you to donate up to $5,000 dollars to TPAC to help our effort. Don’t sit on the sidelines in this election – it’s too important. Don’t expect other trail voters to carry the load by themselves. Join with us in this effort to promote and protect responsible OHV recreation on public and private lands via the electoral process.
DONATE $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, up to $5000 TO KEEP OHV OFF THE ENDANGERED SPECIES LISThttp://www.thetrailpac.com/donate.html
Thanks for your continued support!
Don Amador, FounderThe Trail PAC