The outdoor industry’s collective voice has power in Washington, but not just as an economic engine. Even in today’s divisive times, a broad coalition of advocates with a unified message can overcome partisanship to do what’s right for our nation. Timely engagement on issues critical to the health of our industry is not just the right thing to do – it’s a must do.
Sign The “We Are Still In” Statement For Climate Action
December 12 marks the five-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement and a critical turning point for the future of U.S. climate action.We Are Still In, a coalition of cities, states, businesses, universities, health care, cultural institutions and more, has prepared a statement on climate and economic growth heading into 2021 that affirms and aligns with OIA’s Climate Policy Agenda. It underscores our commitment to ambitious climate action and working with the new administration.
Join your peers in the business community and sign on your support.
Support $500M for Urban Parks
Legislation has been introduced in the House to help ensure that all Americans have access to outdoor spaces and the physical and mental health benefits of outdoor recreation while providing a much-needed boost to local economies hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Led by Representatives Nanette Barragán (D-CA), Mike Turner (R-OH) and Joe Neguse (D-CO), the “Park, Jobs, and Equity Act” would provide $500 million for urban parks.
Protect Boundary Waters From Mining
Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN-04) has reintroduced legislation that will provide permanent protection of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and interconnected public lands and waters, including Voyageurs National Park, from sulfide-ore copper mining.