AMA Congratulates President-elect Barack Obama on Historic Victory

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), which represents more than 300,000 active members as the nation's leading advocacy organization for motorcyclists' rights, issued the following statement today from AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman with respect to the national election results:

"The American Motorcyclist Association congratulates President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden on their historic victory. America's voters have spoken, and they are demanding fundamental change and accountability from our elected representatives.

"Motorcyclists also demand change and accountability. This nation's estimated 10 million riders currently face critical issues such as road access, health insurance discrimination and the right to responsibly enjoy our nation's public lands.

"In a time when more Americans, young and old, are discovering the fun, convenience, economy and utility of motorcycling, the AMA is anxious to begin working with the administration of President-elect Obama to ensure that the rights and futures of all motorcyclists are protected.

"In addition, the AMA will be working with our representatives -- newly elected or re-elected -- at all levels of government, and will be making every effort to assist them in understanding the concerns and needs of their motorcycling constituents."