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You voice alone isn’t enough to make changes for the boating industry. You need to be heard and you need a team to fight for your best interests.
Join MRAA today and make your voice heard at the state and federal level. Help MRAA advocate to protect and promote the interests of your business and the recreational boating industry.
Your business is affected by policies and regulations that are written in state legislatures and Congress, so naturally we want to ensure that you have a voice in how those laws are crafted.
This Advocacy Toolkit is designed to give you a baseline understanding of what advocacy and lobbying entails, ways to get engaged with MRAA’s advocacy efforts, and resources for you to begin outreach to your elected officials.
Dealer Ambassador Program
Your dealership’s operations become challenging when complex regulatory framework pop up. The MRAA Dealer Ambassador Program provides you with an ally, who advocates for policies in your best interests. This program engages constituents on state and local issues that threaten the business of recreational boating – YOUR livelihood.
All MRAA members are invited to participate in the Dealer Ambassador Program; designed to help MRAA ensure that dealer voices are present in all conversations about boating at the local and state level.
Diamond Ambassador Membership
Your business needs an organization that can unite like-minded businesses, advocate for pro-selling policies, and address ongoing regulatory policy, access, and conservation issues.
MRAA’s Diamond Ambassador Membership puts you in the driver’s seat of these conversations, fueling MRAA’s growing efforts to represent and advocate for your needs in federal, state and local advocacy efforts.
The American Boating Congress
The American Boating Congress is our industry’s premier advocacy event and your best opportunity to discuss issues that impact your business with decision makers in Washington, D.C. Join your MRAA staff and colleagues from throughout the marine industry at ABC, take a deep dive into the issues and walk the halls of Congress to share priorities for your business and the business of boating.
Your Voice in Action at Capitol Hill
BoatPAC supports the election of candidates to the United States Congress who are strong advocates for recreational boating and ensures that our priorities are protected. All contributions to BoatPAC go to candidates for federal office and are distributed on a nonpartisan basis.
BoatPAC promotes advocacy and engagement in the political process. We encourage voluntary contributions by educating and mobilizing BoatPAC eligible individuals to support candidates for political office who champion recreational boating issues in Washington, D.C.
3 Easy Steps to Support BoatPAC
1. Join MRAA
In order to be eligible to receive updates from and contribute to BoatPAC, you must be employed by a member company of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas. Help amplify our industry’s voice by joining MRAA today.
2. Sign Prior Approval
Decisions by elected officials impact recreational boating every day. BoatPAC allows our industry to come together to amplify our voice and support our champions in Congress. By signing this form, you are authorizing BoatPAC to communicate with you and your colleagues about our efforts to strengthen the industry and how you can be a part. Signing this form does not obligate you to make any contribution to BoatPAC.
3. Sign up for Updates
Boating United is a community of boating businesses and supporters, working together to shape policies that affect boating, angling, and outdoor recreation. Sign up here to get updates and advocate for the boating industry – we can’t do it without you.
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Government Relations Manager
Get Involved Today!
Fill out the form below to apply for either the Dealer Ambassador Program and/or to become a Diamond Ambassador Member of the MRAA. Once filled out – We will reach out with next steps! Thank you for your support!