Colorado and Wyoming Boards of Trustees have determined that petroleum marketers must be engaged and active in the political arena in order to have the strongest voice available while promoting legislation or attempting to defeat. The realities of the political "game" is that politics is truly NOT a spectator sport. Today's legislator is, by and large, no longer the true statesman and representative of the people that they once were. Legislators that truly listen to constituents and vote their districts, not their own personal beliefs or that of their political party, are unfortunately a rarity. Political parties control far too many legislators when it comes to difficult votes. Traditional notions of having a relationship with your legislator, while still being most effective, must have addition support systems in place to enhance our political voice.
The 525 collects fund for the purposes of influencing or attempting to influence the selection, nomination, election or appointment of any individual to any state or local public office or office in a political organization.