Traditionally, most aviation organizations primarily are founded
and strive to support and inform pilots. Many in the aviation
community felt a need for an organization to support the aviation
maintenance industry, in particular the female members. This
brought about the organization of AWAM.
"We’re on final approach to an FAA funding bill
in the Senate, and we finally got clearance because of the support
and determination of AOPA members who were willing to accept a tax
increase, if truly necessary, to support a modernized air traffic
control system, but stood rock solid against user
Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer, welcomed the
news of Senate action on FAA reauthorization, following months of
inaction on the part of lawmakers.