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AMA plans Capitol Hill rally against lead law

March 29, 2011
Filed under Features

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has planned a Washington rally for motorcyclists, ATV riders and their families to bring the effects of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act to the attention of lawmakers, according to the AMA.

The media and lobbying event, dubbed “AMA Family Capitol Hill Climb,” is set for May 26.

To prepare for the event, the AMA is asking riders to create homemade videos about how the law, which would effectively ban the sale of youth ATVs and dirtbikes to children ages 12 and younger, will affect them.

“There is no one better to articulate the importance of riding with your family than the very kids who will be impacted by the unintended consequences of this law,” AMA Senior Vice President for Government Relations Ed Moreland said in a press release. “The Kids Just Want to Ride! video contest will put a real face on the effects of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008, which is known as the lead law and threatens the availability of kid-sized motorcycles and ATVs.”

The winning video will be a key component of the Capitol Hill rally.

Full details about the video contest and AMA Family Capitol Hill Climb are available at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/kidsjustwanttoride.aspx.

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