Freedom Fighters Update:
Latest developments on the states who are asking for bikers across the nation
help them gain Freedom of Choice.
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Freedom isn't FREE... YOU have to FIGHT for it.
NEW!!!! Louisiana 3/13/04
Louisiana’s Freedom of Choice awarded to them in 1999 is under attack!
TWO bills have been introduced, one in the House and one in the Senate, that
would once again require ALL motorcyclists to wear helmets. Louisiana NEEDS
OUR HELP and they’re asking for a nationwide email campaign. We need to
write the members of their Senate and House and ask that they reject these
bills – SB-29 and HB-109.
Maryland - Update 3/13/04 Get their bill out
"For years we've been trying to modify MD helmet law. Now it
looks like it just might happen. There was a hearing on the
bill, SB611, back on February 19, 2004. Since then there's been no
action on it and I am becoming concerned, for several reasons. First of
all, Brian Frosh, who heads up the committee decides what will be heard.
I'm just concerned he's going to sit on it again, as he did last
Coordinator, Northeastern Chapter
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from the meeting on the 4th. The next meeting is
on the 18th. The committee has until May 15th to come forward
with a bill. They originally scheduled 7 meetings and we've had
4, but they are making them closer together because we missed a
couple due to weather. I fully expect this committee to move
forward with our bill.
As far as a course of action, we still need for people
to contact the committee members stressing the tourism aspect.
A lot of this is for show, but we have got to make it look good.
We are expected to do our part.
Legislative Director, CBA/ABATE of NC
Lobbyist, NC BikePAC
Missouri - Update 3/10/04 NEW! Asking for help
"We have the votes to put it on the Governor's desk!"
Missouri Freedom of Road Riders® has asked that everyone send letters to
tourism to tell them how much money they won't spend in Missouri because of
the helmet law. They also need emails sent to their Governor.
Michigan - Update 3/11/04
"The Governor and the 2 Senators need to be aware that THOUSANDS
of Michigan residents as well as riders from our surrounding states want
this law changed. They are claiming that they are receiving lots of
letters that ask them to support our current law. I find this hard to
believe but we must outnumber the pro-helmet letters and bury them!"
Nebraska - No Update Yet