As of June 9th, 2019, the State of Texas and motorcycle clubs associated with the Texas Confederation of Clubs and Independents is officially no longer affiliated with AIM and by default has disassociated with NCOM, and further, will no longer be known as a Confederation of Clubs.
This is not a decision that came easy but one that is necessary as we narrow our focus on Texas bikers, Texas legislative matters, and strengthening the Texas motorcycling community. Moving forward, we will operate under the name, Texas Council of Clubs and Independents.
Our mission to you, the motorcycling community, is to operate as an organization that serves with transparency, tenacity, and efficiency; without the interference of outside individuals. Texas Council of Clubs and Independents will continue dedicating our time fighting the ever increasing epidemic of motorcycle profiling in the State of Texas while educating the public and our legislators of this constant attack on our Constitutional rights. We will continue to foster relationships with organizations and groups within the State of Texas that share our common interests.
As you know, the Confederation of Clubs in Texas has operated as 12 distinct and autonomous regions. This rebranding to Texas Council of Clubs and Independents will not affect this. We encourage each region to continue operating as they have, since they are the most familiar with specific needs of their region.
Logistically, Region 1 will be able to assist any region that may have questions relating to logos, inventory of new patches, etc.
Technologically, you will see some refreshing changes. We are already operating a TCOC&I website (http://txcocinews.org/) and that will not change. In addition to that, we will be launching a Biker Communication Network that will include a website that is strictly biker news that will serve as a one stop shop for news that may affect or be of interest to Texas bikers. News and information will be spread across all social media platforms in an effort to increase awareness, activism, and entertainment. These platforms will be strictly used for news and legislative matters only and we encourage all benefits, bike nights, and parties be advertised in your local social media platforms and groups.
Legally, we are working with a number of attorneys that have agreed to look at civil liberties cases that highlight the epidemic of motorcycle profiling. This process is already in the works and cases are already being filed. There will be more information to come on this matter as we better define regional efficiency and qualification criteria. In the meantime, if you have been the subject of a potential profiling case, please fill out an incident report athttp://txcocinews.org/incident-report.html. Don’t forget, “Ride-Record-Report”.
Financially, to increase transparency and accountability, we are filing for 501(c) status.
Finally, we are energized with the possibilities that this change places before us. We appreciate your dedication to the organization and welcome those who would like to stand shoulder to shoulder as we fight for the rights of the motorcycling community and remind the Texas legislators that the voices of over 350,000 registered motorcycle enthusiasts will not be ignored.
Texas Council of Clubs and Independents