"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.

Monday, September 14, 2015

National OHV Tele-Townhall Kicks Off 2016 Election Cycle

Off-road voters and organizational leaders from across the country joined our Tele-Townhall conference call today with Rep. David Valadao (R-21st CA) and Peter Graves, RNC's Regional Political Director.  

This conference call marks the Trail Political Action Committee’s (TPAC) official Kickoff for the 2016 presidential election. As TPAC supporters, you have the opportunity to greatly impact the 2016 presidential elections and to build on our highly successful efforts in previous election cycles to champion responsible OHV recreation via the electoral process.  Below is a statement from Congressman Valadao:

Statement from Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21)
As a Member of Congress, I know how critical grassroots involvement is to the political process. In order to advance H.R. 1838; the Clear Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act through the legislative process, the continued support of TPAC and the trail community is absolutely critical. I look forward to working with the OHV community on Clear Creek and other important land-use issues.

National Moments that are created without substantive local stakeholder involvement was an important topic of concern also discussed on the call.

Peter Graves highlighted several key battleground senate races in Nevada and Colorado as being important campaigns for trail voters to be engaged in.  Graves also noted the importance of having the grassroots engaged in the election process.

In order to bolster the ranks of pro-access politicians who will support OHV recreation friendly legislation and oppose anti-access proposals and agency overregulation, TPAC plans to support elected Members of Congress who have fought for us and now need our help as they face tough races.

As before, TPAC will also be looking for new candidates in battleground states who support our issues and need our support and votes.

This is also a great opportunity for you to help stock TPAC's war chest for this election cycle.  TPAC expects to play an important role in battleground states where races are often decided by just a few votes.


Thanks as always for your support of our efforts to engage the off-road community in the political process.

Don Amador, Founder
The Trail PAC

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