There were two different FB pages with identical names - which made it really confusing, at least for me! Which page to try to follow? Maybe they just closed one of the pages?
Personally, I think the GMOs should be involved - so few people are on FB, or are on it long enough to explore all the groups out there. To get true involvement will require GMO communication - and I think the reps should come out of the GMOs.
The original "big names" appointed (by USEF?) to head up this group are not AAs, and I suspect, are a long distance (financially and in reality) from the life of the "regular" AA - so I am hoping that more "big names" take interest in the group. People who are actually supportive of regular people with regular income on regular horses, versus the small group of AAs who are high income with high end horses. I think that is the biggest issue for most AAs - the $$$$ of dressage. Use to be you could show a regular horse at a one day show and not feel like the poor, unwelcome cousin. Now there is exclusive education programs for the 'high end' only. Shows reward the big moving high end horses only. Cost of showing has increased dramatically. Cost of memberships - by the time you add in all the various horse and rider numbers needed - confusing and expensive. So for the middle income rider/owner, there isn't a lot left that USDF offers.