Today, Megan Ekstrom, the Vice President of Government Affairs for the Motorcycle Riders Foundation, attended a congressional hearing that considered the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act (or ‘RPM’ Act). The RPM Act is critical legislation that became necessary after the EPA attempted to modify language that would make it illegal for you to make modifications to your motorcycle, even if it is for the purposes of racing.
Although thanks to the diligence of the MRF, the Agency ultimately withdrew the language, even today they still maintain they have the authority to enforce this - likely resulting in fines for the vast majority of us! If you believe that you should maintain the right to customize your motorcycle, we MUST get this legislation passed! But despite broad bipartisan support, it's possible that this legislation may not reach the floor for a vote. PLEASE CLICK the following link today that will take you to a pre-drafted letter to your elected officials asking them to consider the RPM Act for a vote: http://cqrcengage.com/mrf/app/write-a-letter… For more information, please see MRF.org, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or: Megan J. Ekstrom
Vice-President, Government Affairs & Public Relations
Motorcycle Riders Foundation
Support the effort to END motorcycle profiling and sponsor H.Res.318 and S.Res.154!
Increasingly, motorcyclists report feeling singled out by law enforcement officials because of their appearance, apparel, or just because they ride a motorcycle. According to a recently conducted national study, over 50% of respondents felt they had been profiled by law enforcement despite not committing any crimes or traffic violations. To address these concerns and lay the groundwork in working toward a positive solution to address motorcycle profiling, House Resolution 318 and Senate Resolution 154 were introduced in May. Help get your elected official on the bill by asking your legislators in the House and Senate to co-sponsor!
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The Motorcycle Profiling Project (MPP) is dedicated to the grassroots effort to pass laws addressing profiling and discrimination. The MPP is not intended to replace other organizations. Rather, the project is intended to coordinate and unify the different elements and organizations in each state towards this common goal, including the Confederations and Coalitions of Clubs, US Defenders, C.O.I.R., ABATE, MMA, NCOM, MRF, AMA and the many smaller MRO’s that exist around the country.
What do the Motorcycle Profiling Project’s services cost? The Motorcycle Profiling Project offers all of its services to the motorcycling community FREE of charge. If an individual or organization sees value in the project then contributions are highly appreciated. The project relies on these contributions as the sole means of covering expenses and compensation for work performed. The more support the project receives, the more support the project can provide the motorcycling community.As the movement to pass profiling laws accelerates, so has the time demands and workload. A project of this magnitude entails office expenses, travel, and time. So if you think the project is valuable, organize a benefit and make a contribution.Contributions go directly to the The Motorcycle Profiling Project. Contributions are NOT Tax deductible. Online contributions can be made at motorcycleprofilingproject.com or The Motorcycle Profiling Project on Facebook. Contract based consulting is also available if a particular state or community prefers a traditional and structured agreement.
David “Double D” Devereaux, a motorcycle rights activist from Washington State, and a leading advocate for laws addressing the issue of motorcycle profiling in America. Double D spearheaded the effort in Washington as spokesperson for the movement. Double D represents the Washington State COC and US Defenders, NCOM Legislative Task Force, US Defenders National Office, BOLT, and he is a member or supporter of ABATE, the MRF, and the AMA. Also offering assistance to the project are Jeff “Twitch” Burns (activist, public records, media expert and documentary filmmaker), Bill “Colt” Kaitz (activist that leads the Maryland US Defenders), Donnie “Mr. Breeze” Landsman (activist, independent advocate and legislative expert), along with many others.This unified effort resulted in the first law addressing motorcycle profiling in America. Importantly, Washington’s law passed through the legislature unanimously and the same legislation is receiving support in many other states. The Maryland COC/US Defenders and ABATE, working with the Project, unanimously passed profiling legislation through their Senate in 2015 and seems likely to pass the law through both chambers in 2016.
The Motorcycle Profiling Project is designed to help your state with every step involved in the process of passing a law addressing the issue of motorcycle profiling. Based on the experiences and best practices of the highly effective motorcycle rights movement in Washington State, the Project will assist in organizing and preparing your state to take effective grassroots action. The project provides organizational recommendations, policy support materials, and legislative strategy. This includes, but is not limited to:
The New Hampshire Motorcyclist Rights Organization (NHMRO) was founded in 1975 to fight the freedoms that were being systematically taken away.
NHMRO was incorporated as a non-profit organization, under the laws of the state of New Hampshire, and the internal revenue tax codes. Our sole purpose is to protect the rights of ALL motorcyclists to choose how they ride and to maintain and peserve their freedoms as riders.
NHMRO welcomes ANY and ALL motorcyclists to be part of our organization, so that we may all protect our rights and freedoms, regardless of motorcycle preference, lifestyle or when and how we ride. We encourage all motorcyclists to register and actively participate in helping to elect candidates that are supportive of our beliefs.
NHMRO supports the VOLUNTARY use of helmets, not mandatory laws.
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