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Jan 30, 2003

AMA Seminars Tell Motorcyclists How To Influence Political Process

From a press release issued by the AMA:<BR><BR>AMA PLANS "RIDE INTO POLITICAL ACTION" SEMINARS<BR><BR>PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association Government Relations Department is gearing up to conduct another round of its popular "Ride Into Political Action" seminars.<BR><BR>The seminar, conducted by Terry Lee Cook, AMA state programs development specialist, is scheduled for March 8 in Great Falls, Mont., and March 29 in Charlotte, N.C. More seminars will be scheduled throughout the year in other parts of the country.<BR><BR>The seminar is an intense, day-long crash course in political action for motorcyclists and all-terrain vehicle riders. It helps participants learn how to work with other motorized recreation groups, maintain relations with elected and government officials, and how to affect legislation.<BR><BR>The seminar begins with basic instruction in the political party system and how a bill becomes law, then moves on to dealing with politicians, writing letters, influencing administrative bureaucracies, and getting your message to the news media.<BR><BR>For information on the Ride Into Political Action seminars, contact Cook at (614) 856-1900, ext. 1288, or by e-mail at tcook@ama-cycle.org.<BR><BR>