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AANR West : Government Affairs


We appreciate your interest in our Government Affairs program. The American Association for Nude Recreation, Western Region (AANR West) is the region of AANR that represents our members in the state of Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

At AANR, our mission is to “Advocate nudity and nude recreation in appropriate settings, and educate and inform society of the value and enjoyment of such through on-going member growth.” We take this mission very seriously and depend on you, our members, to help keep us apprised of developments that could infringe on our right to practice nudism. AANR is always looking for opportunities to make a positive difference---as the credible voice of reason---explaining the wholesome benefits of nudity and nude recreation to lawmakers, staff, and decision makers in business and even your next-door neighbor.

In addition to keeping you informed about issues affecting us by visiting here regularly, there are some other simple things you can do to help AANR members and all like-minded individuals protect what you enjoy: Read your morning newspaper and your favorite news websites with an eye open for developments that could have a positive or negative impact on nude recreation. Please drop an email to your Regional Government Affairs Team (GAT) Chair, Tim Mullins at tmullins@aanrwest.org or to AANR staff coordinator, Nanette Wickersham at execasst@aanr.com and let us know about it. This is particularly important on local issues – so start or join a Community Awareness Team (CAT). AANR dues help fund legislative tracking software that follows the actions of Congress and statehouses. As the saying goes, however, “All politics are local.” And you are our best eyes and ears!
 
Provide us with your most current mailing information and background. If you are an AANR member, take just a few minutes to fill out the brief form that will allow us to keep you informed about challenges and victories important to where you live. Registering with our alert system will give us the information on the best way to contact you and let you know about important developments. Register today, CLICK HERE.
 
Support GAT fund raisers – Drawings and silent auctions are fun ways to raise required financing; you can enter our current drawing to win a vacation!
 
Keep your AANR membership up-to-date – Your membership dues help fund a variety of government affairs efforts. From financing attorneys, lobbyists, letter-writing drives, and the Association's attendance at legislative shows like the National Conference of State Legislatures and the Council on State Governments you make it possible;
 
Thanks for helping us promote, enhance, and protect in appropriate settings, nude recreation and nude living in the Americas.
To organize a training session at your club/organization or to receive additional information, contact Tim Mullins at tmullins@aanrwest.org.  You can also contact us by phone at 1-800-TRY-NUDE.
 

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