For Immediate Release

May 4, 2017 - Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Introduced Addressing Motorcycle Profiling

 WASHINGTON, DC  – Today, Representatives Tim Walberg (R-Mich.), Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.),  Michael Burgess (R-Texas) and Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) along with  Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hamp.) jointly  introduced a bipartisan and bicameral resolution concerning the  profiling of motorcyclists.   The  bill defines the practice of motorcycle profiling and expresses the  sentiments of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on the issue  of motorcycle profiling. Additionally, the bill promotes increased  public awareness on the issue and encourages collaboration, education  and training for the motorcycle and law enforcement communities in order  to end instances of profiling.  The  Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF), which has been advocating for a  national solution to address motorcycle profiling with the support of  the Motorcycle Profiling Project, will work over the coming months with  states’ motorcyclists’ rights organizations as well as motorcycle clubs  and individual riders to advance the measure. President  of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation, Kirk ‘Hardtail’ Willard, stated  this with the bill’s release: “For too long motorcyclists have felt the  effects of discrimination from law enforcement. Riding a motorcycle  doesn’t make me suspect. We hope that, with this bill’s introduction, we  can shine a national spotlight on this issue that affects every rider  in every state, and helps put an end to this unconstitutional practice.” 

 

About Motorcycle Riders Foundation
The  Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) provides leadership at the federal  level for states’ motorcyclists’ rights organizations as well as  motorcycle clubs and individual riders. The MRF is chiefly concerned  with issues at the national and international levels that impact the  freedom and safety of American street motorcyclists. The MRF is  committed to being a national advocate for the advancement of  motorcycling and its associated lifestyle and works in conjunction with  its partners to help educate elected officials and policymakers in  Washington and beyond. 

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