By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
Support for the bipartisan Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act (RPM Act), H.R. 3281 and S. 2736, continues to expand each day as members of Congress receive an outpouring of support for the bill from racers and the motorsports’ parts industry. It’s clear the letters that enthusiasts and businesses have sent are being noticed on Capitol Hill and continue to make a difference, but there’s more that you can do to pass the RPM Act (details on other ways to help are below).
Over the past week, eight U.S. Senators and seven U.S. House members have agreed to co-sponsor the bill, including Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Gary Peters (D-MI), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and John Barrasso (R-WY) and Representatives Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), Mike Johnson (R-LA), Mike Bost (R-IL), Tim Walberg (R-MI), Clay Higgins (R-LA), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Billy Long (R-MO).
If you’ve already sent a letter to Congress about the RPM Act, please follow-up by making a short call to their office to voice your support for the bill. SEMA has made it easy to call your elected officials by clicking here. Below is a list of 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.
- 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) at www.semapac.com. SEMA PAC allows SEMA members to support the lawmakers that stand up for our industry in Washington.
The RPM Act must be enacted into law to guarantee your right to modify street cars, trucks and motorcycles into dedicated race vehicles, and ensure that industry can offer parts that enable racers to compete. It is imperative that lawmakers continue to be reminded of the importance of passing the RPM Act. Currently, 108 members of the House and 13 Senators have cosponsored the bill.
The specialty automotive aftermarket and the racing community must continue to unite and do everything we can to Save Our Race Cars!
For details, contact Eric Snyder at email@example.com.