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The Trail PAC - Let's Get our OHV Campgrounds Opened

Dear Trail Voter,

Now that it is likely we will see a short-term budget deal signed into law later today, TPAC believes that it is incumbent upon OHV voters to communicate with their contacts in the land agencies about "going-back-to-work" guidelines from the Office of Personnel Management.

It appears the same outdated mandates from the Anti-Deficiency Act (ADA) that forbids federal staff from any non-emergency intra-agency staff communications or public outreach may hamper the expedited return to work by furloughed employees.

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OHV Matures as Political Force

From a national perspective, OHV had just become aware of the need for it to become substantively organized to protect and defend itself from the political agenda of anti-access groups who now had added motorized recreation to their list of human activities that should be either banned or severely restricted.

Although OHV has become more effective in battling closure advocates in the administrative and legal arenas, it still has a long way to go when it comes to becoming a political force in the electoral process.

Anti-access groups have developed an effective strategy to further their goals. They are engaged in both the grassroots/administrative process AND the electoral process.   OHV should be commended for their successful efforts in the administrative process, but they are still in the beginning stage of affecting the outcomes on Election Day.

The Trail PAC was founded to help give OHV a seat at the "political table." We started that effort for the 2012 election and plan to grow our impact for the 2014 midterm cycle to help send pro-trail candidates to Congress.

Please go to the donation link below if you want to make an early contribution for our pro-trail efforts in the upcoming election.


See you on the campaign trail,


Don Amador, Founder
The Trail PAC

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For each donation of $25 dollars or more, TPAC will list vehicle make, first name of donor, and city, state where they reside.  You will also get one of our new "I VOTE TRAILS" bumper stickers.

Every $1,000 dollars we raise means we can officially endorse and support another key senate battleground race.  TPAC also has several additional key House races that we want to enter.
*If your vehicle preference was not declared, please send info to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
*Updated 5:30 PDT - 10/2/14
Motorcycles - DONATE $25, $50,$100, $200, $300 OR MORE HERE
Dave - KTM 200EXC - Pioneer, CA
Kane - KTM 250XC - Soquel, CA
Eric - Husaberg TE250  - Mill Valley, CA
Jeff - Motorcycles - Colorado Springs, CO
George - Husaberg TE300 - Tucson, AZ
Curtis - Beta 350RR - Santa Rosa, CA
Dean - Husaberg 450 - Petaluma, CA
Diana - Honda CRF450R - Richmond, CA
Jeff - Honda XR 75 - Yreka, CA
Vince - Husaberg TE300 - Santa Rose, CA
ATVs - DONATE $25, $50, $100, $200, $300 OR MORE HERE
John - ATVs - Frazier Park, CA
Robin - ATVs - Frazier Park, CA
Kenny - Honda 450 Foreman - Palmer, AK
Patti - Honda 450 Foreman - Palmer, AK
SxSs - DONATE $25, $50, $100, $200, $300 OR MORE HERE
Pat - Can Am XT1000 - Redding, CA
4WDs - DONATE $25, $50, $100, $200, $300 OR MORE HERE
Geoff - Jeep JK Rubicon - Concord, CA
Ben - Numerous OHVs - Palo Alto, CA
Jeremy - Jeep Cherokee XJ - Rio Linda, CA
TPAC's 6 officially endorsed senate races are: AK - Dan Sullivan, AR - Tom Cotton, CO - Cory Gardner, MI - Terry Lynn Land, MN -Mike McFadden, and MT - Steve Daines.
TPAC's  "Senate Soon-to-Endorse or Watch List" includes: GA - David Perdue,
IA - Joni Ernst, KY - Mitch McConnell, LA - Bill Cassidy, NC - Thom Tillis, NH - Scott Brown, and OR -Monica Wehby.
JOIN OHV Heroes Destry Abbott, Steve Hatch, Cody Webb, and Jason Scherer and other OHV icons who are supporting TPAC's effort to elect pro-trail candidates to Congress in the 2014.  Challenge your buddies NOW to help keep trails open.
Thanks for being engaged in the election!
Don Amador, Founder
The Trail PAC

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TPAC has nationalized this election to empower trail voters in the following states where there are no senate races; AZ, CA, CT, FL, IN, MO, MD, ND, NV, NY, OH, PA, UT, WA, and WI.  TPAC is giving outdoor recreationists in those states a chance to help shape the political landscape in Washington D.C.

TPAC's strategy is to target/support up to 11 key senate races in battleground states such as Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia.


For a donation of $25 dollars or more, TPAC will list the first name of donor and his/her favorite federal, state, county, or private trail/riding area/racing facility.   The list will be updated each day.

UPDATED 8/5 - List of Donors and Their Favorite Motorized Roads, Trails, and Areas

John - The Sherman Pass 4X4 Jeep Trail, Sequoia National Forest, California
John - Monache Meadows Trail. Inyo National Forest, California
Dawn - Sierra National Forest, California
Geoff - Slickrock Trail, Eldorado National Forest, California
John - White Mountains, Inyo National Forest, California
Jody - Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Oregon
Jeff - Owyhee Mountains, Idaho
Tony - Stonyford, Mendocino National Forest and Pozo, Las Padres National Forest, California
Tod - Walker Valley, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Washington
Ellen - Stonyford, Mendocino National Forest, California

Your donations will help us elect more pro-trail candidates to Congress where they can champion and defend responsible OHV recreation on public lands.

Demonstrate pride in your favorite trail or area by making a donation today to show the green lobby and regulators in Washington D.C. that you too are engaged in the political process.

THANKS again for your support in the midterms.

Don Amador, Founder
The Trail PAC

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Aussie Trail Voters Elect New Prime Minister

OHV plays important part in Australian election

TPAC was formed in 2011 to give OHV voters a voice in federal elections. Because of your efforts in 2012, a number of pro-trail candidates were elected to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives where they are working hard to champion policies that support responsible OHV use on public lands.

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