The AANR-East Government Affairs Team (GAT) works in coordination with the AANR GAT and other Regions to fulfill the overall AANR mission:
to advocate nudity and nude recreation in appropriate settings, and educate and inform society of the value and enjoyment of such through ongoing member growth.
Volunteers working in the States of Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia identify State and local legislation that targets or inadvertently affects nude recreation. We take this mission very seriously, and depend on you—our members—to volunteer to help keep us apprised of developments that could infringe on our right to practice nude recreation.
If you would like to volunteer to be a member of the AANR-East GAT, please contact your Regional GAT Chair, Tom Brown. We will keep you informed about issues affecting AANR-East in the Members' Lounge. There are some simple things you can do to help AANR protect our rights:
Read your morning newspaper and your favorite news Web sites with an eye for developments that could affect nude recreation. Please drop an e-mail to your Regional GAT Chair or to the State Coordinators who will be listed in the members' area. This is particularly important for local issues. AANR dues help fund legislative tracking software that follows Congress and States. However, as the saying goes, All politics are local. And YOU are our best eyes and ears.
Provide AANR with your most current contact information and background. If you are an AANR member, take just a few minutes to update your membership information. We may be able to use information about career backgrounds, family size, and more to make key points to lawmakers. And we'll be sure to have the information on the best way to contact you and let you know about important developments that could impact you directly.
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 of State Governments—YOU make it possible.
CapWiz—Visit the AANR CapWiz site accessible from the AANR-East Members' Lounge and register to receive legislative alerts.
Thanks for helping us promote, enhance, and protect, in appropriate settings, nude recreation and nude living in North America.