What the Election Means to Motorsports


Our Campaign is Just Beginning...

For months we heard the candidates, current politicians, pundits, celebrities, and of course those never ending television commercials attempt to sway votes one way or the other. The most exciting part of this election though was not all the noise leading up to it, but rather the quietness of Election Day. Millions of American's went into polling booths where it was silent, and without any outside influences freely cast their votes.

Late in the evening or rather early the next morning we reached the end of one the craziest national elections in our nation’s history. 'We the People' voted and President-Elect, Donald J. Trump, will be inaugurated in January to become the 45th President of the United States. In Washington, the Republicans will now control Congress and the White House. Let us hope the major political parties will cooperate and act on positive legislation including the RPM Act, an important piece of national legislation for Motorsports.

USMA Government Affairs Director, Robert Johnson, along with USMA Members covered a Trump Rally in Pennsylvania on the Eve of the Election. "In my 25 years of Government work including involvement in many campaigns I've never experienced a rally like this one," said Johnson. "Trump fan or not there was no denying the tremendous enthusiasm among the many thousands of attendees who came out at almost midnight. There were people from all walks of life and backgrounds that we spoke with. Many were voting for their first time."

With the National Election behind us, now is a great time to reach out to your member of Congress. Introduce yourself, let them know about your track, business or race team. Congratulate them on being re-elected or winning for the first time. Let them know how important the RPM Act is to racing and the billions that Motorsports drives into our economy and especially your local community.

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