Ruckus? Raucous? Caucus. Outdoor Recreation finds its voice in Congress.

Most news these days seems to focus more on divisiveness than solutions, and that’s true whether our elected officials are focusing on health care, budgets, the environment or a suite of other issues on which we need collective leadership.

A forward-thinking group of bipartisan legislators has stepped forward to help keep outdoor recreation above the partisan fray. Specifically, Outdoor Recreation Caucuses are forming in both the Senate and House of Representatives. Their goal? To provide a forum and engage in dialogue about the programs and policies that get more Americans outside in support of the $887 billion outdoor recreation economy.

Senate Outdoor Recreation Caucus Co-Chairs, Jim Risch (R-ID) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM), recently issued a [Senate Dear Colleague Letter] encouraging fellow senators to join the caucus. In the House, Mike Simpson (R-ID) and Jared Polis (D-CO) issued a similar [House Dear Colleague Letter] to their colleagues.

Outdoor Industry Association applauds these elected leaders in their efforts to be proactive and solutions-oriented. Please help spread the word about the beneficial role outdoor recreation plays in supporting healthy lifestyles and a strong economy.

Take action now by urging your members of Congress to join.