Doug, there has not been an official endorsement of a Presidential candidate. In years past UFWDA has made an endorsement and had been asked by its membership to refrain from doing so. The members who contacted us regarding the issue felt strongly that our members are multi-issue voters and that the image of UFWDA was weakened when we endorsed a candidate based solely on their stand on recreational access or environmental issues directly impacting four wheel drive access.
One of the best benfits about UFWDA is that we are not prohibited from lobbying like many other recreation organizations. In the years that UFWDA did endorse a Presidential candidate we felt strongly that we did so within our mission to protect, promote, and provide 4x4 opportunities worldwide but our membership spoke out and criticized for doing so.
The Republican ticket, whether it be a Presidential candidate or a US Congressional representative, historically have voting records or platforms that offer the greatest support for four wheel drive recreational access.
Thank you for your question.
Very truly yours,
United Four Wheel Drive Associations
P.O. Box 15696
Chesapeake, VA 23328