Peachy and I are no longer members of the TKO Board, so I have already submitted my concerns to the USFS as a private citizen, hiker, and trail volunteer.Speaking directly to Splinter, Bobcat, Peachy..
This discussion has been enlightening to me and helped me to phrase my comments. Whether the TKO Board is willing to establish a platform on the issue I cannot say. I hope they do. It is definitely within the organization's mission statement to do so.
I would note, however, that the discussion in this thread is probably not representative. I've discussed this particular issue with different hikers at different times. It is not a given that all hikers are opposed to these restrictions. I've met quite a few who are not and who feel that wilderness restrictions, fees, etc. are justified in many cases.
At least TKO provides these Forums - their maintenance and cost - to host discussions such as these. I am strongly in favor of TKO providing a lead in activism throughout the state even though no position the organization takes is going to please everybody. The Oregon hiker community in general needs such a voice.