The laws pertaining to political campaign donations are a tangled web of rules and regulations that I’m sure even some politicians don’t completely understand. They can only accept a certain amount in corporate donations to their campaigns. While most of us don’t like the money game and how it is played in Phoenix and Washington, DC, we accept the need to be a player as a necessary evil. To be a player we need to be able to donate to campaigns, and that is where AZMPAC comes into the picture. By forming a political action committee, we are able to pool resources (contributions from all motorcyclists) and then use them for things such as donations to the campaigns of candidates friendly to the motorcyclists of Arizona. The political action committee can not accept money from corporations.
Therefore, we must rely on the generous contributions of people like yourself to fund the committee.
Arizona SMRO have played a continuous and active role in motorcycle related legislation for over 35 years. The involvement of members covers all aspects of motorcycling. Their interests include, but are not limited to, mandatory motorcycle helmet laws, developing the original Arizona motorcycle safety program, motorcycle insurance, parking, lane filtering, motorcycle profiling, right-of-way laws, other transportation issues as well as anything else that may have an effect on motorcycling.
That participation continues to be successful due to the dedication and strength of grass roots membership participation. It also establishes a formal presence in the campaign and election process. This participation influences the support of elected officials, those running for office and others that show a positive attitude towards motorcyclists and our issues.
We have established a State Political Action Committee called Arizona Motorcyclist PAC (AzMPAC) to fulfill the goal of supporting political events throughout the State. Through the viability and successful activity of the Arizona Motorcyclists PAC in the political process, we continue to protect the rights and safety of all motorcyclists.
AzMPAC seeks to assist our legislative supporters with campaign contributions to assure our mutual continued success in promoting the interests of Arizona motorcycle riders.
Why Should you Support the AzMPAC?
There is no more exhilarating feeling than backing a winner!
Supporting AzMPAC makes YOU, the contributor, an active participant in the most important political process in a changing state government. Not to be ignored is the fact that the more support AzMPAC gives to successful candidates, the more motorcyclists’ voices will be heard in the halls of the Arizona Legislature as well as in the Executive Office.