Next year, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit National Motorists Association will celebrate its 40th year of fighting for motorists’ rights. To commemorate that momentous milestone, we have commissioned a limited number of commemorative wood coaster sets, with laser-cut imprints of company logos, past and present, and a symbol that defines the grassroots organization’s most impactful success on behalf of the driving public.
Each set of four coasters comes complete with a display stand because, truth be told, the sets are more artwork than surface protectors. To encourage your participation in this year’s fall fundraising campaign, where each donation is a vital contribution toward our continuing Advocacy • Research • Education programs in support of North American motorists, we are giving away, by random drawing, 15 of the NMA commemorative coaster sets. Each donation of $75 provides an entry into the drawing. A gift of $150 to the NMA results in two entries, a $300 contribution equals four entries, and so forth. The larger the donation, the better your chances of winning.
Enter the drawing to win one of these keepsake coaster sets by donating $75 or more to the NMA using one of the following options:
- Online: Go to this NMA donation link
- PayPal: Send via [email protected]
- Phone: Call us toll-free at 1-800-882-2785 during regular Monday – Friday business hours
- Mail: Make your check payable to “NMA” and send it to NMA, 1001 Arboretum Dr, Ste 120, Waunakee, WI 53597.
Be sure to include your name, address, and phone number or email address so that we are able to contact you should your name be drawn. Because the NMA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent possible.
Your donation does more than establish your eligibility for our coaster set drawing. It is an investment in supporting fellow motorists on the critical issues we face daily on the road.
Advocacy is embedded in the organization’s DNA going back to the Citizens Coalition for Rational Traffic Laws days of fighting and successfully repealing the 55 mph National Maximum Speed Limit. The latest example of our collective efforts―the grassroots participation of NMA members is a critical component―is the series of NMA emails sent to U.S. legislators denouncing anti-driver provisions of the sweeping infrastructure bills currently under debate in Washington.
Research has become a cornerstone of our mission to expand the NMA’s national influence. We recently announced that Jay Beeber, an experienced advocate and analyst who has been an ally of the NMA for more than a decade (and of motorists even longer), has been bestowed the esteemed title of Research Fellow of the National Motorists Association. Jay will lead our efforts to develop data-driven NMA studies to educate the public on motorist rights and traffic safety issues, as with our current project, “The Effect of Heightened Traffic Enforcement on Marginalized Communities.”
Powered by your previous donations, the NMA is also providing funding for independent research efforts with similar goals in mind. We just awarded Villanova University a $10,000 grant to study “Understanding Young Drivers’ Distracted Driving Behavior.” Villanova researchers will quantify driving impairment and physiological changes by 15 to 20-year-old drivers while performing secondary tasks such as using social media, texting, and searching a location using GPS. We are excited to sponsor this project.
That brings us to Education. We just completed the opening phase of a multi-faceted campaign to make driver courtesy an integral part of the U.S. road culture. We designated September as National Driver Courtesy Month, highlighted by a “Are You a Courteous Driver?” quiz that 2,499 respondents took during the month. With your help, we also plan to develop a national driver’s test, produce short video segments on issues like lane courtesy for use by driver education programs across the country, and issue a series of public service announcements to elevate awareness of the synergy between driver courtesy and traffic safety.
Your generous support is greatly appreciated. It is what has kept the NMA at the forefront of the drivers’ rights battles for the past four decades, a position of leadership that we will continue for new generations of motorists with your assistance.
NMA Coaster Set Gallery (check back regularly; we keep adding to the collection)