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ADVOCACY 

Together we are catalysts for collective action

use your outside voice

Timely engagement on issues critical to the health of our industry is not just the right thing to do—it’s a must do. On behalf of, and in partnership with, our members, OIA mobilizes advocacy networks at the intersection of equitable access, trade, climate, and conservation. 

We unify the voices of small and large companies — and their millions of consumers — across the United States to promote policies and programs to create jobs, invest in recreation, save money, expand outdoor access for all, and protect our environment. Together we are a force for collective action.

OIA Members, Access Your Advocacy Resources here:

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THE OUTDOOR RECREATION ECONOMY GENERATES

5 Million
Direct National Jobs
 
$1.1 Trillion
In Consumer Spending
 
Review the full data from the BEA Report

government affairs member benefits

  • Exclusive toolkits and resources on priority pieces of legislation and provide advocacy action plans for your business.
  • Direct access to lawmakers for in-person and virtual lobbying opportunities.
  • Timely newsletters for staying informed on legislation that directly impacts your business and consumers.
  • Member-only networking, education, and convening opportunities to help you understand and apply approaches to lobbying and advocacy.
  • Collaboration and partnership opportunities with local leaders for on-the-ground state advocacy.
  • Opportunity to participate in OIA Advisory Councils on recreation and trade policy.

OIA Leadership members get all the benefits of regular membership, plus:

  • Direct 1:1 access to our OIA Government Affairs team, which includes policy and legislative experts at the federal and state levels.
  • Special networking opportunities through direct access to lawmakers, industry experts, and stakeholders.

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Become an OIA member and join our passionate group of business leaders, climate experts, policy makers and outdoor enthusiasts committed to business growth and innovation while protecting—and growing access to—the benefits of the outdoors for everyone.

Call 303.444.3353 to speak to a membership manager today.

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