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Congratulations to the winners of ABATE of Minnesota’s Fall 2013 Chapter Membership Drive Challenge

The chapters with the largest percentage increase in memberships between October 1st and December 31st are:

1st Prize - Banner for your chapter - East Central Chapter
2nd Prize - Flag flown over the US Capitol - North Star Chapter
3rd Prize - Honorable mention award -  Flatlanders Chapter

Update on Federal Legislation from the MRF

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) has been working hard to prevent any government interference at the national level that may affect our riding freedom and here is a brief summary of three areas that have an impact on our lifestyle.

H.R. 1861 The summary of the bill is: “The Secretary of Transportation may not provide a grant or any funds to a state, county, town, or township, Indian tribe, municipal or other local government to be used for any program to check helmet usage or create checkpoints for an operator of motorcycle or passenger on a motorcycle”.

ABATE of MN Recognized by the MN Motorcycle Safety Center

Recently ABATE of Minnesota was recognized by the Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Center for a large contribution to promote their new motorcycle training course, the Civillian Police Motorcycle Course (CPMC). This course allows experinced street riders in Minnesota to learn the same techniques designed to train police motor officers in traffic situations.

Stop Motorcycle Only Checkpoints Nationwide

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MRF News Release - Motorcycle Checkpoint Bill Introduced in U.S. Senate
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
5 March 2014
Contact:Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs

Motorcycle Checkpoint Bill Introduced in U.S. Senate

CDC Still Promoting Mandatory Helmets in All States

MRF E-MAIL NEWS Motorcycle Riders Foundation
236 Massachusetts Ave. NE | Suite 204 | Washington, DC 20002-4980
202-546-0983 (voice) | 202-546-0986 (fax) | http://www.mrf.org
14NR10 - MRF News Release - CDC Task Force Pushes Universal Mandatory Helmet Law
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
13 March 2014
Contact:Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs

CDC Task Force Pushes Universal Mandatory Helmet Law

Thinking of Running for Public Office?

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/SessionDaily/

In November, voters will cast their votes to determine who fills one of the two U.S. Senate seats, all U.S. House seats, the governor, all state constitutional officers and the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Key 2014 election dates:

May 20–June 3 — Candidate filing period. Candidates running for a partisan office need to file.

June 27 — Absentee ballots will be available for the Aug. 12 primary election.

ABATE University Motorcycle Raffle Winners

Congrats to the winners!

1st Prize: Devon Baerg, Butterfield,MN - Ticket #789 Sold by Robb Fehrman Rolling Prairie Chapter

2nd Prize: DuWayn Thygeson, Thief River Falls, MN - Ticket #429 Sold by Mike Ness Borderland Chapter

3rd Prize: James Zonta, Cordova, TN - Ticket #378 sold by Gambling Committee in response to raffle flyer

4th Prize: Mike Solsten, Thief River Falls, MN - Ticket #36 sold by Tim Sandland Borderland Chapter

And thanks to all who bought tickets!

Update from the MRF - NTSB Chair Steps Down

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
28 April 2014

Contact:Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs
Motorcycle Riders Foundation - www.mrf.org

NTSB Chair Steps Down

Deborah Hersman announced that she would be vacating her role as chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Hersman has commanded the board since 2009 and has been a board member since 2004. Hersman was also considered as a replacement for secretary of transportation Ray LaHood when her retired.