Your Representative is hosting a telephone town hall meeting and wants to hear from you. If you want to help protect youth riding, this is an opportunity you don't want to miss. Your Representative is currently not a cosponsor of H.R. 1587, a bill that would exempt youth-sized motorcycles and ATVs from the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008.
The riding community needs to let their Representatives know that we are concerned about this law, and that we want youth-model motorcycles and ATVs excluded from the CPSIA. Our youth riders need your help to let our lawmakers know how we feel.
Topic: Telephone Town Hall
Official: Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD 3rd)
Starts: 06:40 PM
Until: 07:40 PM
Where: This meeting is conducted by telephone
To participate in this town hall meeting, call (877) 269-7289
Please attend the telephone town hall meeting and encourage your friends to join you. If you join the telephone town hall meeting, please urge your Representative to cosponsor H.R. 1587 to exclude youth-model motorcycles and ATVs from the CPSIA lead content requirements.
Visit the AMA Get Involved page and select "Communicate with Elected Officials" for details on how to prepare for the town hall meeting.
For more ways you can help to exclude youth-model motorcycles and ATVs from the CPSIA or for more information about the issue, click here.
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Contact your Representative Today! On March 4, the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2011 Financial Services Appropriations bill. The agenda for the hearing will focus on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
This hearing will provide an opportunity for Congress to address how the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 has created a severe and unwarranted disruption to families who recreate together responsibly, and a deleterious effect on youth amateur racing.
On July 7, 2009, Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) attached an amendment to the House fiscal year 2010 Financial Services Appropriations bill which would have prohibited the use of funds by the CPSC for the implementation and/or enforcement of section 101(b) of the CPSIA as it relates to youth-model off-highway motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). To see Rehberg's press release on his amendment, please click here.
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) applauded the Rehberg amendment, and submitted a letter of support that was placed in the Committee Report on June 23, 2009. To see the AMA's letter of support, please click here. The AMA is hopeful and is working with Rehberg's office to, once again, include similar language to the fiscal year 2011 Financial Services Appropriation bill.
Therefore, the AMA needs your help to let your lawmakers know how you feel about the lead-content ban and its impact on the sale of youth-model off-highway vehicles. The quickest way to reach your Representative is to call them. You can find contact information for your elected officials by entering your zip code at AmericanMotorcyclist.com > Rights > Issues & Legislation. Additionally, a prewritten e-mail is available for you to immediately send to your lawmakers by following the "Take Action" option and entering your information.
For more information about ways you can help exclude youth-model motorcycles and ATVs from the CPSIA, click here.
Please contact your Representative immediately and urge them to address your concerns with the CPSIA at the hearing!