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Audio Outdoorist: Maine Senator Angus King and L.L.Bean Executive Chairman Shawn Gorman

In today’s episode, OIA government affairs director Rich Harper speaks with King and OIA Government Affairs Committee Chair and L.L.Bean Executive Chairman Shawn Gorman about why they support federal investments in national, state and local parks as means for driving sustainable economic growth, and they discuss how government and outdoor businesses can work together to…

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OIA in D.C. Notes From The Hill: September 2021

Outdoor Industry Association has been working tirelessly to put our members’ voices at the forefront of policy discussions, including through media engagement like this op-ed authored by the CEOs of Burton Snowboards, Klean Kanteen, and NEMO Equipment – winners of this year’s Climate Action Corps’ Path to Positive Leadership Awards.   Climate is Top of Mind on the Hill  …

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Audio Outdoorist: 2021 International Shipping Crisis

This is the second in our series about international trade and trade policy. In this episode, our director of government affairs Rich Harper and three members of our Trade Advisory Council, discuss the recent precipitous rise in shipping costs, which, on top of punitive tariffs, trade wars and the global pandemic, have made it difficult…

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Audio Outdoorist: A Conversation with the Trade Advisory Council

Hear from OIA’s Director of Policy, Rich Harper, and members of the OIA Trade Advisory Council (OIATAC) as they discuss the council’s important policy role. In this conversation, Rich is joined by: Sara Bowersox, Sr. Manager, Global Trade Compliance, KEEN Footwear Ben Christensen, Vice President, Operations, Simms Fishing Products Jeff Tooze, Vice President, Global Customs…

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OIA Notes from the Hill: June 2021

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen more Americans than ever benefit from the outdoors and enjoy the physical and mental health benefits that come from outdoor recreation. I have been heartened to see so many people discover the outdoors for the first time and make getting outside a regular part of…

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Audio Outdoorist: Congressman Joe Neguse

Congressman Joe Neguse (CO-2nd) speaks with OIA’s Director of Policy, Rich Harper, to discuss his recently introduced Civilian Climate Corps proposal, which has been included in President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. Neguse also talks about his Parks, Jobs and Equity Act, which would invest millions of dollars into urban parks, creating thousands of jobs and…

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Audio Outdoorist: Climate Klatch — Episode 2

Welcome to a new Audio Outdoorist series we’re calling the Climate Klatch. A klatch is an informal gathering, usually involving conversations and coffee. In this series, we’ll deliver monthly conversations about climate action. Our goal is to keep you in the know on what’s happening in the outdoor industry and the broader world around the…

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Audio Outdoorist: Climate Klatch — Episode 1

Welcome to the first in a new Audio Outdoorist series we’re calling the Climate Klatch. A klatch is an informal gathering, usually involving conversations and coffee. In this series, we’ll deliver monthly conversations about climate action. Our goal is to keep you in the know on what’s happening in the outdoor industry and the broader…

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