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OIA Statement re FLOTUS Visit to Wyoming’s National Parks

October 3, 2019

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Cody Wertz

“We applaud first lady Melania Trump for visiting Wyoming’s great national parks and highlighting the huge benefit getting outside has on the health and well-being of America’s children,” said Patricia Rojas-Ungar, vice president of government affairs at Outdoor Industry Association. “Only twenty percent of our nation’s children go outside on a weekly basis and fewer and fewer Americans have easy access to the outdoors, it’s important to take proactive steps that will reverse this troubling trend. OIA is committed to promoting policy and community engagement efforts that will increase the number of children who make spending time outside a lifetime habit. We strongly encourage the First Lady to work with Congress to push for the enactment of key legislative initiatives such as the Outdoors for All act and Transit to Trails Act that will enable more children and families across the country to enjoy the health benefits of spending time in nature.”

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Outdoor Industry Association

Based in Boulder, Colo., with offices in Washington, D.C., Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the leading trade association for the outdoor industry and the title sponsor of Outdoor Retailer. OIA unites and serves over 1,300 manufacturer, supplier, sales representative and retailer members through its focus on trade and recreation policy, sustainable business innovation and outdoor participation. For more information, visit