The following is an introduction letter from Mike Dingell, the new director of the SEMA Action Network, the political action arm of SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Organization.
Dear Fellow Truck Enthusiast:
It is with great pleasure, and a sense of excitement, that I write to introduce myself as the new Director of the SEMA Action Network (SAN).
As a lifelong gearhead with roots tracing back to the Motor City, I am very proud to take on the responsibility of leading America’s premier automotive enthusiast network in the battle to protect our cherished heritage. In an era of increasing governmental involvement in the hobby, it is imperative that we remain organized and stand together. We must continue to ensure that lawmakers, both on Capitol Hill and in state houses across the nation, hear our voices loudly and proudly. We will not stand idly and allow America’s automotive traditions to be legislated out of existence. In addition, we will promote pro-active policies that benefit the hobby. As I assume the mantle of this great organization, that is my pledge to you.
I come to this job abundantly aware that the fight to defend the hobby from aggressive regulation may not be easy, but it is a necessary one. For 14 years, the SAN has staved off attacks from forces seeking to create obstacles to our responsible enjoyment of this hobby and made strides towards ensuring its future. Continue to stay informed. Respectfully let your legislators know where you stand on the issues. Most importantly, spread the word. Let your friends, family, and fellow enthusiasts know the vital importance of SAN’s mission and to join the cause. As always, joining the SAN at http://www.semasan.com/san/join.aspx is FREE and carries no obligations.
I look forward to meeting each of you at events across the country and working together towards the preservation of our hobby.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.