ABATE of Minnesota Announces New Publications Chair

ABATE of Minnesota Announces New Publications Chair

ABATE of Minnesota is pleased to welcome Becky Hasslen back to the position of Publications Chair. Becky is an active member of Lake Chapter, has been chair in the past and has also played a key part of the Publications Committee for many years. Her knowledge, education and attention to detail will benefit all motorcyclists in Minnesota. Be sure to say thanks when you see her or send an email to

Bogus Motorcycle News Story - Take Action Now!

MRF News Release
07 June 2012
Contact: Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs

Bogus Motorcycle News Story - Take Action Now!

Today, the left-leaning watchdog investigative website,, released a story to the media titled: "Despite Death Toll, Motorcycle Groups Strive to Muzzle U.S. Regulators". At first glance, I took offense at the title, then I thought. Yes, that's exactly what the Motorcycle Riders Foundation has always done and will always do.

The CDC's Helmet Propaganda


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12NR23 - MRF News Release - The CDC and Propaganda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 25 June 2012 Contact: Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs

The CDC and Propaganda Recently the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) presented a study on motorcycle safety. Specifically the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention.

Motorcyclists Take Safety Seriously

Amidst calls for mandatory helmet laws and flawed studies that claim such legislation would decrease state public health costs, Minnesota motorcyclists know that the real answer to lowering fatality rates is through rider training and motorist awareness.

Congress Clears Highway Bill

29 June 2012

Contact: Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs
Motorcycle Riders Foundation

Congress Clears Highway Bill

As reported by the Motorcycle Riders Foundation in a previous release, the US Congress has passed the much anticipated highway funding legislation.

The bill soared through both chambers this afternoon. Both chambers did have some nay votes, all coming from Republicans because of a few riders that were attached concerning student loan rates and the national flood insurance program.

Celebrate Freedom – Go for a Ride

I wish all of ABATE of Minnesota’s freedom fighters a very happy Independence Day! As more and more Americans continue to accept a country based on government’s protection of people from themselves, I truly believe that bikers lead the way in understanding what true liberty is. For me and all the motorcyclists I know, to not ride is unthinkable. And to ride under oppressive “one size fits all” mandates is a life less lived.

Thomas Jefferson said “The timid prefer the calm of tyranny to the sea of liberty.”

Helmet Question on State Fair Survey

Going to the State Fair? Be sure to stop by the Minnesota House and Senate booth in the back of the Education building and fill out the legislative survey. Question #4 is: "Should Minnesota motorcyclists be required to wear helmets?" Vote no and tell all your family and friends who attend to do the same. The results of these surveys have been used to form policy in past years. Many politicians from both parties are there to answer questions about the legislative process.

Announcing ABATE of Minnesota's Fall Membership Drive

The Chapters with the largest percentage increase in memberships between October 1st and December 31st will win: 1st Prize - Banner for your chapter. 2nd Prize - Flag flown over the US Capitol. 3rd Prize - Honorable Mention. Our riding freedoms continue to be challenged. ABATE of Minnesota will need all freedom minded bikers on board to be successful in 2013. There has never been a better time to sign up new members. Best of luck to all! For more info, contact Tom Buffington, ABATE of Minnesota Membership Chair, at 507-383-7068 or

Announcing ABATE of Minnesota's Email News

ABATE of Minnesota is happy to offer a new way to receive updates about motorcycling rights and safety. In addition to news that is important to those who ride, ABATE of Minnesota will announce major events and also opportunities to help spread our message throughout the motorcycling community. Sign up is easy on the ABATE of Minnesota web site:

If your email address changes or you no longer wish to receive these messages, just send a note to