The Aircraft Maintenance Technicians Association (AMTA) is calling for a letter writing campaign to congressional representatives asking them to support House Resolution 4582. This bill, when it becomes law, will require employees of foreign and domestic repair stations to undergo criminal background checks. That is not the case right now.
AMTA is urging everyone to go to the AMTA web site at www.AMTAUSA.com and click on the "Support H.R. 4582" link. There you can read the bill and find out who your elected official is. Simply click on the provided government links. There is even an example of what to write. AMTA stresses the importance of this resolution, noting that the bill would help fill a gap in aviation security.
After you write your letter please mail it directly to AMTA, P.O. Box 211591, Chula Vista CA 91921 or to Maryanne Demarco, AMFA National Legislative Liaison, 1725 I Street NW, Suite 300, Washington DC 200026. "I ask you to mail your letters to either of us instead of directly to your officials" says Kenneth MacTiernan, AMTA Director. "This way we will ensure they do not get lost in the mail by walking them up "The Hill" and hand delivering them in person. Time is of a concern so your quick response will be greatly appreciated."
MacTiernan asks another favor of aircraft maintenance professionals. "One last thing, after you write your letter please forward this release to everyone you know. It is a request to help protect the flying public. I thank you all very much for your assistance."