The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce the 2010 AMA Voter Guide, a comprehensive online voter guide designed to educate AMA members on how their elected officials acted upon and voted on motorcycle-relevant issues.
The 2010 AMA Voter Guide, the first national voter guide of its kind for the motorcycling community, features a fuel-gauge rating for every federal and gubernatorial candidate of the major political parties who returned an AMA questionnaire.
The rating shows how closely the candidates’ answers correspond to the positions held by the AMA. The Voter Guide also spells out where candidates stand on motorcycling-related issues. In addition, it features a scorecard for federal incumbents seeking re-election that demonstrates how closely their voting records match the positions held by the AMA.
The 2010 AMA Voter Guide is available to AMA members in the Members Area of the AMA website at http://home.ama-cycle.org/membersonly/index.asp. Motorcyclists who wish to join the AMA and take advantage of this latest member benefit can do so at AmericanMotorcyclist.com/join/index.asp.
"As a nonpartisan organization, the AMA does not endorse political candidates," said Ed Moreland, AMA senior vice president for government relations.
"However, we encourage our members to cast their ballots based on candidates’ positions on motorcycling-related issues, as well as other issues of importance to them. AMA members have long sought a voter guide, and we certainly hope they will take a hard look at our 2010 AMA Voter Guide to see where their candidates stand on issues important to the future of motorcycling before ultimately casting their votes."
In addition, the 2010 AMA Voter Guide includes candidate biographies, links to their campaign websites, photos of the candidates and other campaign information. There is also an easy way for voters to contact candidates by e-mail, either to ask a question or make a comment.
To access election information and a list of candidates running for statewide or federal office, click here: http://amacycle.capwiz.com/election/home/.
Because a number of candidates have yet to respond to the AMA questionnaire, AMA members are urged to use the 2010 AMA Voter Guide to contact their local candidates and encourage them to do so.
To help AMA members even more, the 2010 AMA Voter Guide includes links that allow members to register to vote, and view AMA Action Alerts on government-related motorcycling issues happening in their areas.
For those who want to get involved in the political process, the AMA offers easy to use tips and advice on the AMA website at AmericanMotorcyclist.com > Rights > Get Involved.