Outdoor Industry Association

Political Action Committee (OIAPAC)

 

OIAPAC Board

  • Jennifer Mull, Backwoods, Inc.
  • Steve Barker, Wild Places
  • Paul Fish, Mountain Gear, Inc.
  • Will Manzer
  • Sue Rechner, Confluence Watersports (Chair)
  • Gordon Seabury, Horny Toad
  • Bill Sweasy, Red Wing Shoe Company
  • Tom Barney, Osprey
  • Cam Brensinger, Nemo Equipment
  • Sutton Bacon, Nantahala Outdoor Center
  • Nick Brayton, Woolrich
  • Brian Cox, Lightspeed Outdoors

Questions?

For more information on OIAPAC and to find out if you are eligible to participate, contact us by email or at 303.444.3353

OIAPAC is the voluntary, non-partisan political action committee of Outdoor Industry Association. As the only national trade association representing the complete spectrum of manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, retailers and media of the active outdoor recreation industry, an OIA-sponsored PAC represents the diversity of interests, activities and companies within our industry. Formed in 2008, OIAPAC has a long-term goal of establishing a political environment conducive to the growth and success of the outdoor industry.

OIAPAC Mission
The primary objective of OIAPAC is to support candidates for federal office whose policy views and voting records are aligned with the OIA Policy Agenda. The OIA Policy Agenda is approved annually by the OIA Board of Directors in January and sets forth OIA’s policy work and goals for the coming calendar year.


OIAPAC Participation
OIAPAC can only solicit contributions from certain full-time, salaried employees of OIA member companies. OIAPAC must have a member company’s signed authorization on file before any of the company’s employees can be solicited for donations. Companies may specifically identify the employees OIAPAC will be allowed to solicit. Permission to solicit employees must be renewed each year and a company may not authorize more than one trade association PAC to solicit its employees in a calendar year. Contributions from corporations are not allowed and will be returned. Contributions to OIAPAC are not tax deductible. All contributions to OIAPAC are voluntary. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal.

Disclaimer
OIAPAC can only solicit contributions from certain full-time, salaried employees of OIA member companies. OIAPAC must have a member company’s signed authorization on file before any of the company’s employees can be solicited for donations. Companies may specifically identify the employees OIAPAC will be allowed to solicit. Permission to solicit employees must be renewed each year and a company may not authorize more than one trade association PAC to solicit its employees in a calendar year. Contributions from corporations are not allowed and will be returned. Contributions to OIAPAC are not tax deductible. All contributions to OIAPAC are voluntary. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal.

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