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January 15, 2009

CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSIONAL MEMBERS TODAY!

CONGRESS IS CONSIDERING FEDERAL
VEHICLE RETIREMENT LEGISLATION THAT MAY

RESTRICT YOUR ABILITY TO SELL RECYCLED PARTS ! !

ARA opposes vehicle retirement programs that restrict the sale of high quality, low cost "green" recycled auto parts for consumers.

Please contact your U.S. Senators and House Member today
at (202) 225-3121 and voice your concerns!*
(*Representative locator and talking points provided below.)

The Issue: Congress is busy developing a stimulus plan to address the serious concerns with the American economy.  The U.S. Congress and the transition team of President-Elect Barrack Obama are actively considering a vehicle retirement program to aid the domestic automobile manufacturers and increase the fuel economy of the nation's automotive fleet. One provision under consideration would provide car owners' federal funds if they trade-in their older vehicles for vouchers to obtain newer, more fuel efficient  vehicles.

The Impact:   Unless crafted properly, vehicle retirement programs paint a bull's eye on countless small businesses in the professional automotive recycling industry by eliminating some of the very vehicles, vehicle parts, and marketing opportunities that the industry needs to survive. Since "recycled" parts used in the repair and upkeep of mid to older vehicles is the back bone of commerce for our nation's automotive recyclers, any restrictive motor vehicle retirement programs pose serious economic threats to the industry.

ARA Position:  ARA opposes vehicle retirement legislation that restricts the sale of high quality, low cost "green" recycled auto parts for consumers.

                   ACT NOW! Locate your Legislator

                   Talking Points & Sample Script


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