AMOA to Join Coin Coalition for D.C. Fly-In Next Week
The Don't Change our Change (DCOC) group, created to mount a campaign to pre-empt legislation that would alter the metal composition of coins, will be rallying its troops next week during a day of visits to Congressional offices on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
The Amusement & Music Operators Association (AMOA) will unite with other trade organizations and companies that share the view that changing metal content in coins would have serious, negative consequences for their constituents, suppliers and customers and the U.S. economy.
The timing of the Fly-In coincides with the completion of an independent research report commissioned by DCOC, which not only outlines the concerns, but quantifies them with data-based facts.
As part of the Coin Modernization Act of 2010, the U.S. Mint was directed to study alternatives on metals used in all denominations of U.S. coins. A report to Congress with its findings and recommendations is due by the end of this year. Ultimately, it will take some legislative action by the U.S. Congress to mandate any changes to coins.
The DCOC Fly-In meetings on the Hill at legislators' offices is set for Thursday, September 18, and the appointments and program is being coordinated by AMOA's Washington, D. C.-based legislative counsel.
Look for a report on the DCOC mission to D.C. in next week's Off-The-Top.