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Welcome to ABATE of California

ABATE of California is a Motorcycle Rights Organization (MRO) dedicated to preserving individual freedom and promoting safety. We fully support rider training, safety and educational programs. Our members also raise funds for the less fortunate, through charity runs and benefits. We encourage our members to become active in their local communities. 

ABATE works to protect the rights of all motorcyclists through direct involvement in the political process. Part of our job is to be a legislative watchdog for you. ABATE has a full time lobbyist in Sacramento keeping track of legislative bills that affect or are of interest to motorcyclists. You, as an individual, can help in the ongoing struggle against anti-motorcycle legislation both here in California and across the United States by becoming an ABATE member.

ABATE is non-partisan and welcomes all riders, on-road and off-road. We give those with a strong interest in motorcycling to unite and become part of one of California's strongest motorcycle rights organizations. ABATE feels that all of us, lifestyle rider to off-road fan are brothers and sisters with a common interest -- riding free.

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CALL TO ACTION - SUPPORT AB2972

“MOTORCYCLE PROFILING” DEFINITION:  The illegal consideration of the fact that a person is riding a motorcycle or wearing motorcycle or motorcycle club-related clothing as a factor in enforcement decisions.

AB 2972 would prohibit peace officers from engaging in motorcycle profiling. This bill would also provide a private right of action for persons who are subjected to motorcycle profiling in violation of the provisions of this bill.

On April 10, 2018 AB 2972 passed out of the Public Safety Committee on a 5-2 vote. It then went to the Assembly Floor where on April 19th it failed passage on a 24-28 vote with 29 Non Votes being recorded. Reconsideration was requested by Author Assembly Member Anna Caballero and was granted. She now has until June 1st to have it reconsidered during any scheduled floor session, but it won’t be brought up until they know they have the votes to guarantee its passage. 

Please do this ASAP since the date it will be brought back for vote is not fixed and can happen any day!

WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO


We have the next few weeks to let our Assembly members know where we stand with regards to supporting AB 2972. Now, more than ever, we need your help contacting your local Assembly Member for their support and let them know that there are NO unexpected consequences if this bill is passed and it WON'T prevent law enforcement from doing their job. Even if you have responded to previous Calls to Action (CTA) we now need you to come forward and let Sacramento know where we stand.

We have tried to make contacting your representatives as easy as possible because it is so very important that they hear from all of us. Please do one or all of the following:

·         Send an email or fax using the “Letter to Assembly Floor” that was put together by Double D.

·         Send an email or fax using the list of “Talking Points

·         Call your representative using the “Phone List of Assembly Members” (916 area code and then Capitol room numbers), it is color coded to show how they voted, or follow this link: http://assembly.ca.gov/assemblymembers to find their phone numbers. Use this map to find your district if unsure which one you are in.

·         Let the AMA send your message. AMA has made contacting your reps simple. By clicking on this link, they will send your letter! https://cqrcengage.com/amacycle/app/write-a-letter?1&engagementId=77176

·         Don’t know who your Assembly Member is? Follow this link: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/

Contact those that voted YEA with a Thank you! Let those that voted NAE know that we need their support. Let those that did not vote know that as their constituents we expect them to show up and represent us. Most of all please send an email of support for AB 2972 to the author of the bill Assembly Member Anna Caballero via her staff member reginald.fair@asm.ca.gov

If we don’t stand up for our rights, who will? Please share this CTA with all your friends, family, club members, and anybody else you can think of. We have a very short window in which to be heard and we need all the help we can get. This bill is NOT a sure thing! We need your help!


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U.S. Congress Resolutions Condemning Motorcycle Profiling - Send Your Legislator a Message

TIME TO TAKE ACTION!! And remind congress they work for us. Currently there are two resolutions before congress, House Res. 318, and Senate Res. 15430 Members of Congress have heard us, and signed on to legislation that defines and condemns motorcycle profiling by law enforcement. BUT WE NEED MORE! Take action by sending your Congressman and Senator a message letting them know what their constituents think and want. Follow this link and  Send Letter to your representative. IT ONLY TAKES A FEW MINUTES! Thanks to the MRF for setting this up.

New Survey! - 2018 National Motorcycle Profiling Survey - Take the Survey!

Recently, the National Motorcycle Profiling Survey 2016-2017 concluded and the results definitively demonstrate that motorcycle profiling is an epidemic in America. Many motorcyclists in America have been targeted based on appearance, not behavior. 


Please take the time to take the 2018 National Motorcycle Profiling Survey. Note: NO PERSONAL DATA IS REQUIRED! YOUR PRIVACY AND ANONYMITY ARE IMPORTANT AND RESPECTED. By asking for no more than your zip code and email, which is completely voluntary, there is no personal information to maintain or protect.

Take the survey now...

 

ABATE of California Merchandise!

Are you in need of a ball cap; complete with custom embroidery? How about a license plate frame, an ABATE shirt, or emblem for your vest or jacket. These are just some of the ABATE Merchandise items that you can purchase and at the same time show your support!

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Announcements

Join Thunder Press in Increasing Awareness About Motorcycle Profiling - Visit the Thunder Press website HERE to find out what Motorcycle Riders Foundation, Motorcycle Profiling Project, and ABATE are doing to raise national awareness of Motorcycle Profiling. While you are there follow the link to MPP Profiling Survey for 2018. Even if you have completed this survey before, do it again as this is a new survey for 2018. Thanks Thunder Press for helping to get the word out.

 


 
2018 Third Quarterly Board Meeting - July 14 - ABATE's third quarterly Board meeting will be held at the American Legion in Cypress, California.See the flyer below for meeting schedule an accommodation details. See you there !!   

 
ABATE Business Cards - ABATE business cards, return address labels, and refrigerator magnets are available now. Contact your Local president, Regional Representative, or the State office for info on how to order.  

 

 
June Bailing Wire Posted - The June issue of the Bailing Wire has been posted here on the website. Click on the "Newsletter" button on the drop down menu or follow this LINK to see the latest info on activity at the State Capitol and around the ABATE Locals. 
Find a Local Near You - !NEW! - ABATE of California has 19 Locals throughout the state. Click HERE to find the local nearest to you and join them for their monthly meeting. 
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2018Legislature Now in Session - The Legislature is back in session and the biggest and most pressing item is AB2972. Go to the Call to Action at the left and contact the representative as directed. It is critical that you do this ASAP as the date of the vote is not fixed and will be called when it is believed the votes are in place to pass the bill. ALL motorcyclists in California should respond to this CTA.  Thank you 
Safety First - Riding a motorcycle can be dangerous. If you do not stay aware of your surroundings and options you may find yourself in a dangerous place. Confidence is required. Sometimes you experience a crisis of confidence when riding. HERE are some thoughts on dealing with it. 
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Motorcycle Safety Program - Whether you are new to riding or a seasoned veteran there is room for improving your riding skills. If you are under 18 a MSP course is required to get your Class "M" endorsement. Check HERE for more info about classes and where you can attend.  
State by State Helmet Laws - Are you planning a trip, or maybe you are on a trip right now, and you are not certain about the helmet laws of the state you are in? The Governors Highway Safety Association has all you need to clear that up. 
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