National motorcyclist group honors Illinois congressmen Hultgren,
Kinzinger, Schock, Shimkus
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[March 02, 2013]
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The
American Motorcyclist Association, advocating for motorcyclists'
freedoms, honored four Illinois congressmen -- U.S. Reps. Randy
Hultgren, Adam Kinzinger, Aaron Schock and John Shimkus -- on
Thursday for their support of motorcyclists during the
just-completed 112th Congress.
Hultgren, Kinzinger, Schock and Shimkus were singled out for the AMA
Government Relations Department "Supporter" award for their
outstanding efforts to support motorcyclists and motorcycling. The
congressmen were praised for the actions they took on a variety of
issues ranging from responsible motorized recreation to the freedoms
enjoyed by street riders.
"Thanks to the outstanding efforts of
Reps. Hultgren, Kinzinger, Schock and Shimkus during the 112th
Congress, and the efforts of others, motorcyclists continue to enjoy
a variety of freedoms related to their sport and pastime that were
under attack," said Wayne Allard, vice president for government
relations for the American Motorcyclist Association and a former
U.S. senator and U.S. representative from Colorado.
"The representatives' constituents should be proud of them for
their public service and for their support of the American
motorcyclist and the freedom those Americans enjoy," Allard said.
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The American Motorcyclist Association, the world's largest
motorcycling rights organization, has advocated for motorcyclists'
interests since 1924. Through member clubs, promoters and partners,
the AMA sanctions more motor sports competition and motorcycle
recreational events than any other organization in the world. The
association also honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling
through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. For more information, visit
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