The nudist lobby is headed to Capitol Hill this week to discuss issues important to it with Congress.

The American Association for Nude Recreation sent out a colorful press release Monday morning announcing the visit.

While on Capitol Hill, the AANR will push back against "well-intentioned" Internet legislation it says could affect nudist websites and businesses.

Here are some excerpts from the release.

Kissimmee, FL (June 4, 2010) — Nudists with the American Association for Nude Recreation say there may not be a nude beach in Washington. But they have established a “beach head” on Capitol Hill and they won’t be yielding it any time soon.


According to AANR, more than 40 million Americans have skinny-dipped. But how do you spot nudists in and about the nation’s capitol? They’re dressed in business attire so it’s not easy at first. There are subtle clues, however. Some wear buttons that say “Nudist and I vote!” or “It’s Hip to Skinny Dip!”

They also come bearing (baring?) small giveaways such as emery boards, window decals, and packets of sunscreen with clever messaging. They’re fun ways of introducing topics that are serious business for the nudists, who are also equipped with policy statements and information on Nakationing – nude vacationing.