By SEMA Editors
Last week, the bipartisan Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act was reintroduced in the U.S. Senate. Why? Because automotive enthusiasts, aftermarket businesses and the racing community have stepped up and made their voices heard in an unprecedented way.
So far this year, RPM Act supporters have come together and written more than 1.5 million letters to Congress, and lawmakers are paying attention. Every letter and phone call matters, and we must continue to remind lawmakers that we are in this fight for as long as it takes.
There have already been several well-known aftermarket businesses that have joined forces with SEMA and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) and have committed to raising awareness and support for passing the RPM Act. The following are some of the outstanding companies that are working to keep the momentum going:
- Titan Motorsports – Orlando, Florida
- Edelbrock Group – Olive Branch, Mississippi
- Callies Performance – Fostoria, Ohio
- JEGS Performance – Delaware, Ohio
- Summit Racing – Tallmadge, Ohio
- Turn 14 Distribution – Horsham, Pennsylvania
- Enjuku Racing – Clermont, Florida
We encourage all aftermarket businesses to join the effort. You or your company—or both—can also do several things to make your voice heard and join the community to move the RPM Act ahead.
Here is a list of five things you can do right now to help the cause:
- Send a personal letter to your lawmakers at: saveourracecars.com. A letter has already been drafted. It takes less than a minute to fill in your contract information, which ensures that your letter is sent to your U.S. Representatives and Senators.
- Sign a letter to your lawmakers on company letterhead. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a template and for more information.
- Post about the RPM Act on your company’s social media accounts using the toolkit of digital assets.
Become a member of SEMA and learn more about SEMA’s Political Action Committee (SEMA PAC). SEMA PAC allows SEMA members to support the lawmakers that stand up for our industry in Washington. The racing community must continue to unite and do everything we can to Save Our Race Cars!
To find out more about the details of the bill and the lawmakers who are sponsoring it, visit the latest article, “Senators Introduce RPM Act Into U.S. Senate”.