September 28, 2007

SEMA Action Network expands into Canada

Washington, D.C. – The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Action Network (SAN) has announced that it has broadened its legislative advocacy activities to include the Canadian federal and provincial governments. Canadian automotive hobbyists, car clubs and related businesses are invited to join SEMA’s lobbying efforts.

“Cooperative efforts of the automotive hobbyists and the aftermarket industry who participate in the SEMA Action Network have resulted in numerous legislative successes across the United States,” says Steve McDonald, SEMA vice-president of government affairs. “The SAN’s pursuit of proactive, pro-hobby legislation has led to the overhaul of existing statutes and created brand-new programs to safeguard and expand the specialty equipment aftermarket. Determined efforts by the SAN have also resulted in the defeat of several poorly-formulated measures. Canadian enthusiast groups face identical challenges. We are confident that by working with our Canadian-based members and hobbyist groups, we can add the industry’s voice to the debate and help legislators identify reasonable and responsible solutions to the array of issues affecting the automotive hobby.”

The SAN is a nationwide partnership between vehicle clubs, enthusiasts and members of the specialty auto parts industry who want to protect their hobby; it was designed to help stamp out unfair legislative threats to the automotive hobby, and pass favourable laws. For more information, visit

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