Often, state elected officials have a staff of one, who can be influenced just as Gable was a decade ago. Armed with this knowledge, Gable and CSF take the fight to state level, the source of many important decisions affecting sportsmen. She encouraged people to invite elected officials to their factories and stores. Gable said, "When you engage your elected officials, they become engaged." Sportsmen represent a larger constituency than labor union members or Social Security recipients. Gable wants sportsmen to leverage this power. The organization has organized 15 state caucuses and is shooting for 25 by the end of 2004. Gable minces no words. "You can take part or be taken apart. If you think you can't make a difference, think again."