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The leading voice in the used auto industry

The independent auto dealer is uniquely impacted by federal and state legislation. We address the challenging and complex issues that hinder and/or disrupt our industry’s ability to create jobs, build thriving dealerships and maximize profitability.

State Advocacy

NIADA is effective at all levels of government. The association works in states and communities across the country to keep the used auto industry a priority with local regulators and policymakers. These efforts help to defeat excessive regulations and to protect our members’ dealerships.

With your National membership is included a membership to your state association. A portion of your membership dues goes to the state to support local advocacy efforts.

Power in Numbers

NIADA is known as one of the most effective advocacy organizations in the country. NIADA provides ample opportunity events, where we can stand together to hold policy makers accountable. We invite you to engage directly with influential, elected government officials to discuss the unique problems and challenges our industry faces and how policies can impact your business and profitability. We convene with representatives from the White House, CFPB, FTC, DOJ, DOL, and others about issues important to our membership base.


A critical part of advocacy includes supporting candidates for elected office who will protect this vital industry and keep the economic engine of our small businesses running strong. The NIADA Government Affairs Team actively builds and maintains relationships with key influencers in Washington on your behalf. However, campaigns cost money to effectively disseminate the candidate’s message.

The NIADA PAC, the Political Action Committee of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association, was established to financially support candidates that share our vision for the future of the independent dealer and who will continue to fight for the used auto industry and your best interests.

The NIADA PAC may only make political contributions to candidates for federal office. Further, federal law requires us to obtain express authorization from a member of NIADA prior to soliciting contributions or communicating regarding NIADA PAC business. This requirement applies to any PAC communications conducted via mail, electronic mail, and those made during meetings and conventions.

NIADA requires that an authorized representative of your company complete the prior authorization form – below.  Completing the approval form does not obligate you in any way to support or contribute to the NIADA PAC, it simply allows us to communicate fundraising efforts.

Legislative Updates

The latest updates from Capitol Hill.
April 11, 2024 in Advocacy

Corporate Transparency Act – What You Need to Know

By Eric L. Johnson The Corporate Transparency Act requires many companies, including many NIADA dealer members, to report information about their beneficial owners to the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial…
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February 28, 2024 in Advocacy

Virginia passes auto recycling law to help dealers

The Virginia General Assembly Tuesday passed a bill to require auto recyclers to check for liens on vehicles before demolishing or dismantling. The Virginia Independent Automobile Dealers Association worked to…
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February 7, 2024 in Advocacy

NIADA submits comment to FTC on proposed rule

NIADA submitted a comment on the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed Trade Regulation Rule on Unfair or Deceptive Fees this week. NIADA CEO Jeff Martin submitted the comments on behalf of the association.…
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