Developing personal relationships with lawmakers is valuable to getting Congress to pass bills like the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act (RPM Act). One of the best ways to get to know your local lawmakers is by hosting a Congressional visit at your facility.
SEMA's legislative staff is available to assist with coordinating a Congressional visit at your site. SEMA staff will draft up an invitation, send it to your lawmakers, coordinate the visit by providing a briefing prior to the event, and manage day-of logistics in coordination with you and your company. MPMC members interested in hosting a lawmaker should contact Eric Snyder, SEMA's Director of Congressional Affairs, at email@example.com.
MPMC members are encouraged to host Congressional meetings in June and July before they break for recess. The timing is critical to supporting the RPM Act and helping to pass the bill. Other actions that are highly encouraged in June and July to support the RPM Act include:
- Post about the RPM Act on your company's social-media accounts using the toolkit of digital assets or pass out a flyer at your business of events.
- Send a letter to your lawmakers at: saveourracecars.com. A letter has already been drafted. It takes less than a minute.
- Sign a letter to your lawmakers on company letterhead. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a template and more information.
- Make a quick call to your lawmakers to voice your support for the bill. SEMA has made it easy to call by clicking here.
- Learn more about SEMA's Political Action Committee (SEMA PAC) at www.semapac.com. SEMA PAC allows SEMA members to support the lawmakers that stand up for our industry in Washington.
Support for the RPM Act is now at more than 150 members of Congress cosponsoring the bill. Visit www.saveourracecars.com for updated information.