Election Day 2017 will be here before you know it. For us to ensure pro-Second Amendment lawmakers are elected to office, we need your active participation in these important grassroots programs RIGHT NOW!
Contact Your NRA-ILA Frontlines Activist Leader (FALs)
FALs are NRA members who act as the liaison between NRA members & gun owners in their communities and pro-freedom candidates' campaigns. The main goal of an FAL is to provide these campaigns with dedicated, educated volunteers to assist with phone banks, literature drops, precinct walks, voter registration, Election Day activities, and other campaign volunteer activities. FALs also work to assist ILA in pursuit of its legislative objectives.
If you are interested in serving in this critically important leadership capacity, call ILA Grassroots at (800) 392-VOTE (8683), and ask to speak to your state's Grassroots Coordinator.
Do you own a business? Do you know of a local business owner who staunchly supports the Second Amendment? If you do, this is the program for you. These businesses will serve as distribution points for NRA-ILA election and legislative materials. Second Amendment Activist Centers will be listed at www.NRAILA.org and will be promoted via email.
Call ILA Grassroots at (800) 392-VOTE (8683) and ask to speak to your state's Grassroots Coordinator about this program.
One of the simplest, yet most important, things gun owners can do this election season is ensure they are registered to vote. Our vote is our voice; if we don't use it, we will lose it! We can't afford to let others decide who will represent our interests in Washington or in the state legislatures.
For information on voter registration deadlines, requirements, and applications, contact NRA-ILA's Grassroots Division at (800) 392-VOTE (8683) or go to www.NRAILA.org, under the "Register To Vote" section. If you haven't voted in recent elections or have moved, you may need to update your voter registration.
Make no mistake; our strength is in our numbers. And our FrontLines™ Volunteers represent the tip of our grassroots arrow. NRA-ILA FrontLines™ is comprised only of the most dedicated and active volunteers who are willing to work vigorously with NRA-ILA and their FAL to defend our Second Amendment rights.
FrontLines™ is not for the faint of heart. Only those pro-freedom activists who pledge their regular assistance when called to action will be enrolled. All FrontLines™ members receive: up-to-the-minute legislative/election alerts and analyses; crime and safety studies and statistics; NRA-ILA's political newsletter, "Freedom's Voice"; and direct access to ILA staff and our resources via our toll free Volunteer Hotline.
Contact the ILA Grassroots Division at (800) 392-VOTE (8683) and request a Volunteer Information Form for more information or to enroll. If you are already enrolled in this free program, spread the word to your fellow gun owners and encourage them to join.
As a reader of the Grassroots Alert, it is important that you assist us in recruiting additional recipients. In addition to receiving the Grassroots Alert via e-mail, subscribers will also get ILA's e-mail alerts. E-mail allows you more flexibility in relaying our information to others. Please encourage your family, friends, and fellow firearm owners to sign up to receive ILA's e-mail alerts.
The NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is NRA's political action committee. The NRA-PVF ranks political candidates — irrespective of party affiliation — based on voting records, public statements and their responses to an NRA-PVF questionnaire.
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The NRA-PVF is non-partisan in issuing its candidate grades and endorsements. Our decisions are not based on a candidate's party affiliation, but rather on his or her record on Second Amendment issues. The NRA is a single issue organization. The only issues on which we evaluate candidates seeking elected office are gun-related issues.
Indicates an NRA Endorsed Candidate.
A legislator with not only an excellent voting record on all critical NRA issues, but who has also made a vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment.
Solidly pro-gun candidate. A candidate who has supported NRA positions on key votes in elective office or a candidate with a demonstrated record of support on Second Amendment issues.
A pro-gun candidate whose rating is based solely on the candidate's responses to the NRA-PVF Candidate Questionnaire and who does not have a voting record on Second Amendment issues.
A generally pro-gun candidate. However, a "B" candidate may have opposed some pro-gun reform or supported some restrictive legislation in the past.
Not necessarily a passing grade. A candidate with a mixed record or positions on gun related issues, who may oppose some pro-gun positions or support some restrictive legislation.
An anti-gun candidate who usually supports restrictive gun control legislation and opposes pro-gun reforms. Regardless of public statements, can usually be counted on to vote wrong on key issues.
True enemy of gun owners' rights. A consistent anti-gun candidate who always opposes gun owners' rights and/or actively leads anti-gun legislative efforts, or sponsors anti-gun legislation.
Refused to answer the NRA-PVF candidate questionnaire or a candidate who has made contradictory statements or taken positions that are inconsistent with the candidate's answers to the NRA-PVF candidate questionnaire or previous record. A rating of "?" often indicates indifference, if not outright hostility, to gun owners' and sportsmen's rights.
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