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 email@example.com
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. 154. 30 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.
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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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