E15 Fuel

They are trying to slip E15 in the backdoor yet again. Our motorcycles, ATVs, lawnmowers, etc, will NOT run on E15. H.R. 4673 was introduced on March 22 by US Rep David Loebsack (D-Iowa.) Please take action by going to the AMA website and click "take action." An email will be sent from the website to your U.S. Representative. If you prefer, you can email your representative directly. Find your Texas U.S. Representative here. . . http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/Zip.aspx


Bill promotes wider availability of unsafe E15 fuel

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AMA Newsletter February 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Bi-Partisan Sportsmen’s Act would establish an “open-unless-closed” policy for public lands nationwide. Sponsored by U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), two bills (S. 556 and S. 659), when combined, would create the Bi-Partisan Sportsmen’s Act to end the federal government’s current practice of “closed until opened or closed by bureaucratic inertia,” Murkowski says. “It doesn’t get any simpler than this: Americans should be able to access and enjoy their public lands.” Read More...
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AMA Newsletter January 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress passed a five-year, $305 billion highway bill that includes some big wins for AMA members and motorcyclists everywhere. The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act includes:
  • Continued funding for the Recreational Trails Program, which provides funding to states for maintaining, improving and expanding off-highway recreational opportunities;
  • A prohibition against using federal funds for discriminatory motorcycle-only checkpoints;
  • Reestablishing a Motorcyclist Advisory Council to coordinate with and counsel the U.S. Department of Transportation administrator on specific infrastructure concerns to motorcyclists;
  • Funding of highway safety grants that include programs to reduce distracted driving, including language that make it easier for states to successfully qualify for and receive the money; and
  • Measures to ensure privacy and security in vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure technology.
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AIM & NCOM News - September 2015

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OREGON PAYS $20,000 TO MOTORCYCLISTS FOR COUNTY FAIR DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS

SEPTEMBER 2015
Two members of Portland area motorcycle clubs were refused entry to the 2013 Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo,
SOLELY because their clothes displayed their club affiliations. After traveling miles to the fair, they were turned away at the gate. Read More...
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Introduction to Legislative Updates

Motorcycle Rights Organizations (MRO’s) are an important and necessary part of our motorcycle community. We have several MRO’s in Texas that serve our interests. These include ABATE (originally A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments but later changed to Alliance of Bikers Aimed Towards Education), AMA (American Motorcycle Association), COC (Confederation of Clubs - note that there is another organization sometimes referred to as COC that is the Coalition of Clubs. The Confederation has a purely legislative mission) and TMRA2 (Texas Motorcycle Rights Association). An umbrella organization NCOM/AIM (the National Coalition of Motorcyclists and Attorneys for Injured Motorcyclists) who's mission is to unify motorcycle rights organizations.

The Gypsy Motorcycle Club has chosen to focus our support through the COC and TMRA2. All the MRO’s have a single mission and that is to protect our right to live the MC (Motorcycle Club) lifestyle. The strength of the COC is it’s ability to muster rapid support for defined causes through a group called “Defenders”. A “call to action” (CTA) is made to the MC Defenders and they, in turn, communicate the CTA request to their members. The members respond to the CTA by phone, email or letter to their representative or congressman, thus demonstrating either support or opposition to the proposed legislation.

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