SEMA eNews Vol. 19, No. 40, October 6, 2016

Your Voice Matters! Tell Your Elected Officials to Protect Motorsports This October

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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On Tuesday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m., SEMA PAC will host an exclusive reception at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.
   

It’s election season and that means your elected officials have left Washington, D.C., to campaign in communities and states across the country until November. This is an ideal time to reach out to lawmakers and urge them to support the RPM Act before the end of the year.

What SEMA members can do this October:

Register to support the RPM Act at the 2016 SEMA Show: Headed to the 2016 SEMA Show? Stand up for your right to race by supporting SEMA’s Political Action Committee (SEMA PAC) and the lawmakers who support you. On Tuesday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m., SEMA PAC will host an exclusive reception at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Open only to SEMA members who contribute to SEMA PAC, the event will feature:

  • An open bar and premium catering.
  • Door prizes, including a 55-in. HDTV and Apple iPad.
  • Celebrity appearances.
  • Networking opportunities with industry leaders, including SEMA Chairman Doug Evans.
  • An RPM Act support station.

For more information or to RSVP, contact SEMA PAC and Congressional Relations Director Christian Robinson at christianr@sema.org.

Request a meeting: Back at home? Contact your federal elected official's office and request a face-to-face meeting with the member or their staff in their district office. SEMA’s team in D.C. can provide background materials and talking points on why congress should support the RPM Act this year. Please email Christian Robinson if you’re interested in setting up a meeting.

Host a Tour of Your Business: Host a member of congress at your business, provide them with a tour of the facility and help your lawmaker better understand the motorsports industry and the issues that it faces. During the next several weeks when congress is not in session, lawmakers use their time to visit with local businesses and constituents, creating an ideal opportunity for your participation. Please email Christian Robinson if you’re interested in participating. Here’s an example of a tour hosted by SEMA-member PRO-FABrication earlier this year.

Attend a Town Hall: Many lawmakers have public town hall meetings throughout the year. The meetings serve as a way for elected officials to talk to constituents and potential voters. These forums are a good opportunity to educate your lawmakers about the motorsports community and industry and ask them to support for the RPM Act. You can sign up for emails and updates about your federal lawmakers’ town hall and public events schedule on their website. Please email Christian Robinson if you’re interested in receiving talking points and background materials.

Send a Letter: Can SEMA members rally to send 200,000 letters to congress? Continue our momentum by visiting www.SEMA.org/RPMAct and sending a letter through the RPM Act electronic letter-writing campaign. It only takes a minute and can make a huge impact in our effort to support the RPM Act!

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