Get involved: 2016 AMA Vote Like A Motorcyclist campaign

2016-09-23 | , American Motorcyclist Association

Increasing amounts of ethanol in our fuel supply. Responsible motorized access to public land. Distracted driving. Lane splitting. Federal exhaust regulations for competition-only bikes. Vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology.

With the 2016 election just weeks away, there is a wide variety of issues related to motorcycling facing elected officials on Capitol Hill and in each state. Your Election Day choices will affect motorcyclists.

That’s why the AMA has put together an online 2016 AMA Vote Like A Motorcyclist campaign to help riders better understand the issues and where the various candidates stand on them.

The AMA Vote Like A Motorcyclist campaign wants riders to get involved to make it even more effective.

A key component is the federal incumbents’ “AMA gauge” rating. A green indicator indicates a candidate is 100 percent in agreement with the priorities of the AMA and its members.

We want your help to make these federal incumbents aware of the AMA gauge rating. Let them know that there is still time to raise their score by cosponsoring key bills that motorcyclists favor, or by not cosponsoring bills unfavorable to motorcyclists.

For each candidate from the two major political parties, the AMA provides questions on these issues. Candidate responses may be included in the AMA online voter guide.

Please forward your responses from the candidates to the AMA at

Thank you in advance for helping the motorcycling community know where candidates stand on issues important to us all!