American Motorcycle Association Gives Garcia Kudos for Her Efforts

Local bikers to host event for Bonnie on Sunday

Hello All—

Yesterday, the American Motorcycle Association (AMA) issued a press release on their ‘Justice for All’ campaign. The campaign involves working to pass laws in all 50 states that address inadequate sentencing of drivers who seriously injure or kill others on the road.

The AMA cited Garcia’s support of SB 1021, which was signed by Governor Schwarzenegger on September 30. The bill imposes fines when a motorist is convicted of a traffic offense causing injury.

The full text of the AMA press release is below and can also be viewed at

On Sunday, October 15, the owners of Valley V-Twin—George and Halle Fetty—are having a bbq and music with Bonnie. The event will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at their business located at 82-780 Indio Blvd. in Indio.

Come and enjoy good music, food and friendship with bikers from across the district.

For more information, click on the “Bikers for Bonnie” link at, or visit


PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced that California has enacted a law supporting the goals of the AMA’s “Justice for All” campaign.

California SB 1021, which was signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on September 30, imposes additional fines when a motorist is convicted of a traffic offense that causes “bodily injury” or “serious bodily injury” to another person. The new law also mandates that the California Driver’s Handbook and the curriculum of traffic-violator schools include information about “respecting the right-of-way of others, particularly pedestrians, bicycle riders, and motorcycle riders.”

“California’s new law shows what can be accomplished when lawmakers and motorcyclists work together,” said Nick Haris, AMA Western States Representative. “Riders nationwide have embraced the goals of ‘Justice for All’ to get laws passed, state by state, and we believe that this momentum will continue to build.”

The AMA recognizes the legislative leadership shown by bill sponsor Senator Debra Bowen (D-28) and co-sponsor Assembly Member Bonnie Garcia (R-80), along with the activism of ABATE of California, in achieving this victory.

California joins 15 other states in passing legislation that supports the goals of Justice for All: Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

For more information about the AMA’s Justice for All campaign, visit