Video: Make Friends and Influence People…in Washington, D.C.

We go to D.C. every April and work tirelessly year round to fight for the policy initiatives that help outdoorists and outdoor companies thrive. Your OIA peers are advocating on the industry's behalf, and you should too.

By Ben Duke/Duke Media Solutions February 19, 2016



Outdoor Industry Association’s Government Affairs team works to represent the interests of the outdoor industry in Washington D.C. and communities across the country. But our voice is stronger and louder when our members join our efforts because your stories bring the industry’s priorities to life. By sharing your firsthand knowledge and your personal insights with your government representatives, you help lawmakers feel connected to and vested in the constituents who put them in office and who support their communities. But don’t take it from us. Listen to what your peers are saying…

Please join our community and get involved by:

  • Reaching out to our staff at
  • Signing up for our annual Capitol Summit in Washington, D.C.
  • Becoming a member of one of our advisory councils
  • Getting policy alerts from the government affairs team