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Dec 21, 2001

AMA Machine Tries To Retain Power With Mailing To Members

This just in:<BR><BR>Firstly let me thank you for chatting at Homestead racetrack in December. It was with interest that the following Friday I received in the mail a flyer from the incumbent Trustee for my region (Southeast) asking me to vote for him. What struck me as being strange was how he knew my street address?<BR><BR>After carefully reading the flyer I realised that he must have received my address from the AMA mailing list.<BR><BR>Later that night while visiting the local burger joint's weekly motorcycle event, I met a fellow handing out flyers on behalf of Kevin Schwantz. I immediately offered to help and have since been handing them out to all that I meet.<BR><BR>The point I am try to make here is that, is it not fair that if the incumbent member has access to the mailing lists, then surely the person running in opposition should also have access to the mailing list.<BR><BR>Perhaps I am mistaken, but I for one do not appreciate the AMA using my name and address in this manner.<BR><BR>And once again, many thanks for the best motorcycle magazine in the world, bar none.<BR><BR>Regards,<BR> <BR>Neville Hall-Reace<BR>CCS, AMA, AHRMA