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Tough Times for 4x4 Advocacy
« on: October 20, 2008, 09:16:34 am »
"Pasted from United's E-news"

We are in almost unprecedented times. Over the past few weeks we have seen some of the most storied U.S. financial institutions close their doors. We have seen corporate mergers and consolidations take place in the last month, that three months ago would have been unthinkable. Finally, the U.S. government has put together a 700 billion dollar package to try to assure the continuance of remaining financial institutions and stabilize not only the U.S but also the world economy.

GM has a “For Sale” sign in the window of Hummer and has been exploring merger opportunities with Chrysler. Only about half of the NASCAR racing teams have full sponsorship for next year.

Clearly all of this is severely impacting the UFWDA cash flow. Despite raising advertising sales by over 2000% over the past year, that income stream is now suffering. We currently have a receivablesbook of which we expect to collect about 25 cents on the dollar.

What is the consequence of all of this? At a time where it looks like there will be a new administration in Washington DC that will not be land access friendly, UFWDA and its ability to retain a full-time legal counsel, is at risk.

What is the answer? Like the financial institutions, we must turn to individuals and we need more individual memberships and outright donations to UFWDA!

This recession and strangulation of commercial funding to UFWDA is set to play directly into the hands of the cash rich anti-access environmental groups. They will be delighted if UFWDA can no longer retain our vastly experienced legal counsel and our leadership role in four-wheel drive recreation. Without the commercial income, UFWDA is solely dependent on the 4x4 community itself to enable the advocacy to continue. This is your opportunity to help UFWDA and avoid being over-run by the anti-access groups.

UFWDA needs you and your donations NOW.

http://www.ufwda.org/pdfs/current_eNews.pdf
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