This November 7th, dirt bike and OHV enthusiasts face their most important battle ever, as Vice President Al Gore has vowed to expand the Clinton/USFS Roadless Initiative, should he be elected President. This Sierra Club-written policy seeks to completely remove OHVs from our National Forests, along with the very timber and mining companies that have been building this fine nation since Congress formed the Forest System in 1906. We can also directly trace the soaring gasoline prices (that threaten our sport) to the Gore/Browner EPA and green-driven EPA policies. Detailing just how bad Al Gore is to our sport would take several issues and websites. Throughout the Clinton/Gore years, Congress has worked overtime keeping the many bureaucracies and bureaucrats in check and protecting our rights to property, access to public lands and to lower taxes.

Many people think that their lowly single vote won’t count. It does! Especially if we band together and form a huge constituency that’s too large to ignore. Just ask the BlueRibbon Coalition’s Clark Collins. Told we were ‘politically insignificant’ by a former Governor of Idaho, Collins formed the BRC and was instrumental in voting in a new, more OHV-friendly Governor. We are significant!

But first you have to make sure you’re registered to vote. Fortunately, it’s easy for you to register. You can register by mail in every state and, while you have to be a US citizen, you don’t have to prove it. All you need is a form, and getting one is easy. Voter registration forms are available at public libraries, city halls and most governmental offices that are open to the public. Just pick one up, fill it out and send it in. If you live in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia or Wisconsin you can also get a registration form off the Internet, print it out and send it in. Just point your browser to www.fec.gov/votregis/pdf/nvra.pdf. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

Alabama Oct. 31
Alaska Oct. 11
Arizona Oct. 12
Arkansas Oct. 11
California Oct. 12
Colorado Oct. 12
Connecticut Oct. 24
Delaware Oct. 17
D.C Oct. 11
Florida Oct. 12
Georgia Oct. 09
Hawaii Oct. 08
Idaho Oct. 13
Illinois Oct. 10
Indiana Oct. 10
Iowa Oct. 28
Kansas Oct. 23
Kentucky Oct. 17
Louisiana Oct. 14
Maine Oct. 28*
Maryland Oct. 09
Massachusetts Oct. 18
Michigan Oct. 11
Minnesota Oct. 17
Mississippi Oct. 11
Missouri Oct. 10
Montana Oct. 11
Nebraska Oct. 10
Nevada Oct. 07
New Hampshire Oct. 28
New Jersey Oct. 12
New Mexico Oct. 10
New York Oct. 13
North Carolina Oct. 13
North Dakota NA**
Ohio Oct. 11
Oklahoma Oct. 13
Oregon Oct. 17
Pennsylvania Oct. 11
Rhode Island Oct. 11
South Carolina Oct. 11
South Dakota Oct. 23
Tennessee Oct. 11
Texas Oct. 11
Utah Oct. 18
Vermont Oct. 28
Virginia Oct. 12
Washington Oct. 09
West Virginia Oct. 11
Wisconsin Oct. 23
Wyoming         Oct. 09*

*Can register day of election if done in person
*** Oct. 23 in person
** No registration needed


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