“The RV Caucus is a group that holds educational meetings, briefings and special events to support legislation that benefits the RV and camping industries,” said Jeff Sims, ARVC’s director of state relations and program advocacy, in a news release. “One of the benefits of having an RV Caucus is the chairs of congressional caucuses must have at least one staff person assigned to the caucus, which will allow industry partners to have constant and streamlined contact with allies on the Hill.”
The House RV Caucus was established by Rep. Dennis A. Ross (Fla.-15), a lifetime RVer from Florida, and by Rep. Jackie Walorski (Ind.-02), whose district in Indiana holds many RV manufacturers and suppliers. Rep. Dina Titus (Nev.-1) has joined as co-chair of the House RV Caucus and has many campgrounds and RV parks in her district.
Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana recently established the Senate RV Caucus and is one of the current co-chairs. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa is very enthusiastic to join as co-chair.
But while the House and Senate RV Caucuses are in place, more congressional members are needed to make them effective. “That’s why we are calling on private park operators across the country to encourage their House and Senate representatives to join their respective RV Caucuses,” Sims said, adding that the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) are asking their members to do the same thing.
Park operators can personalize their own letters or they can simply use an electronic form which automatically sends letters to the appropriate House and Senate members based on the park operator’s zip code.
Private park operators are strongly encouraged to personalize the letters as much as possible. Campgrounds should also reference how many people they employ and note exactly where they are located in the first paragraph of the messages.
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