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|Friends & Partners of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation:
| Congressional summer recess is upon us!
From today thru September 5, the U.S. Senate and House have adjourned and completed their commitments to the political conventions. They now return to their home states and districts ó making now the perfect time to schedule a meeting with your elected official!
Establishing and maintaining relationships with your elected officials and their staff in your home state is an important and effective way to further our mission. Right now, we have a legislative measure pending and we need to shore up additional co-sponsors. As you know, in July, House Resolution 831 was introduced before Congress by Reps. Ribble (Wisc.) and Walberg (Mich.). Now is the time to ask your elected officials to consider adding their name as a co-sponsor!
I have drafted talking points and attached them to this message for your use and reference. It contains all the pertinent information you will need when meeting with your elected official or their staff.
If you need ANY assistance getting in touch with your elected official, please reply directly to me and I can provide phone numbers, email addresses and any other information you might need to conduct your outreach.
Thank you for your support and keep me informed as to your progress!
Vice-President, Government Affairs & Public Relations
Motorcycle Riders Foundation
1325 G Street N.W. Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: (202) 725-5471
Fax: (202) 546-0986
|From the Chairman of the Board page
Jim "SNAFU" Elgin
(10-1-16) Looking back for a moment, I want to thank Easyriders Events Staff for one more most excellent Motorcycle Rodeo in Chillicothe, Ohio over the Labor Day Weekend and a special thanks to Ed Schetter, Kolman Fuzy, Diane Thompson, Eric Ressner , Claude Schindorff, Roger Wright and Cynthia Piper for staffing the ABATE Booth with me during the Event and anyone else who stepped up to help make a professional presentation for the Public at the Last ABATE State information both of 2016..................( Read more....)
|From the Executive Director page
(10-1-16) This is the month of ghosts and goblins and all things scary. With the November election coming up, the voting booths could be as good as haunted houses. Just as the last couple of years I got to thinking about what to be for Halloween 2016. The usual question come to mind: What do the powers that be find frightening. In the past Iíve thought about going as:....................( Read more....)
|From the Legislative Page
(10-1-16) Hello all.
Where to begin? I met with both Representatives Green and Landis about HB115. Neither are optimistic about any movement on this bill, this session. We are experiencing resistance from safety forces about this measure. I discussed with Rep. Landis about obtaining copies of the Minnesota Road Guarding Law and also the Illinois law to see how their verbiage might help us understand how they handled some of the objections our safety forces have. I am also going to attempt to set meetings with OSHP, and CPD to discuss their objections to this legislation. Rep. Landis had offered the assistance of his staff in obtaining the two bills, and he offered to set me up with the safety contacts. By the time you read this in the Outspokin, these events will have occurred............. ( Read more )
|From the Safety & Ed Page
(10-1-16) Here we are getting the bike packed for our Labor Day ride and Iím writing the October article. The facts this month will be one month old, but I think everyone will get the message that we need to ride extra cautious. In 2015 to date, weíve had 2682 crashes and 124 fatalities compared to 2016, we had 2614 crashes and 116 fatalities. If we look at Motorcycle Ohioís report we look worse. They look at the Police reports that I sometimes canít see, so look at the numbers with an open mind and realize that all the numbers are bad so we need to ride with caution.................. ( Read more )
|Tired of sitting on your bike at Red Lights
that won't turn GREEN ????
To enlist the help of Ohioís motorcyclists, ODOT set up a special phone number & E-mail for motorcyclists for reporting problem intersections.
When reports come in,
ODOT will notifiy signal owners ( often a city or county ) about the situation and offer recommendations for improvement.
|Red Light Hotline
|Red Light E-mail
E-Mail the State Office
call 1-800-252-4537 for details
|State Products Director
E-mail the State Office or call 1-800-252-4537 for details
|State Newsletter Crew Member
Should be experenced in Magazine Publishing and/or
Microsoft Publisher software. E-mail the Outspokin' Editor for details
|Web Crew Member
Work on ABATE.com and/or Regional web pages. Should have F.T.P. and HTML experence.
E-mail the State Webmaster for details.