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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.”

Congress Clears Highway Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.

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.

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.

Bogus Motorcycle News Story - Take Action Now!

MRF News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE 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, Fairwarning.org, 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.

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 publications@abatemn.org

MRF Call to Action on Motorcycle Only Roadblocks

12NR19 - MRF News Release - Call to Action - Sensenbrenner Letter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
29 May 2012

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

Call to Action - Sensenbrenner Letter

US Representative James Sensenbrenner is asking all Members of the United States House of Representatives to co-sign a letter he is sending to the leadership running the Highway bill conference committee.

Bikers in the Beltway a "Tremendous Success"

12NR18 - MRF News Release - Bikers Inside the Beltway 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 21 May 2012 Contact: Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Ralations and Public Affairs

Thursday, May 17th, 2012 was the 4th annual Michael "Boz" Kerr Bikers Inside the Beltway event in Washington, DC. The event is a national lobby day, sponsored by the Motorcycle Riders Foundation, for motorcyclists to come to Capitol Hill to meet with their elected officials and brief them on all issues affecting motorcyclists at the federal level.

ABATE of MN Announces New Membership Chair

A.B.A.T.E. of Minnesota is pleased to welcome Tom Buffington to the position of Membership and Retention Chair. Tom is an active member of Flatlanders Chapter and is committed to boosting membership in A.B.A.T.E. of Minnesota. Be sure to thank Tom and introduce yourself when you see him at the Algona Freedom Rally, the A.B.A.T.E. of Minnesota State Rally or other events.