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13NR07 - MRF News Release - United States Senator Frank Lautenberg to Retire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
7 March 2013

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

United States Senator Frank Lautenberg to Retire

Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) has announced he will not seek re-election next year. Lautenberg has served five 6-year terms in the US Senate and at the age of 89 is the oldest member in the Senate.

Lautenberg has been a thorn in the side of motorcyclists for decades. He has been the chief champion of mandatory helmet laws serving in government today.

In 2005 he introduced an amendment that would have put mandatory helmet law in place for the entire country, trampling on the States rights. Due solely to the work of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation and its members that amendment was defeated 68-29.

Lautenberg said; "While I may not be seeking re-election, there is plenty of work to do before the end of this term, and I'm going to keep fighting as hard as ever for the people of New Jersey in the US Senate".

"This is not the end of anything, but rather the beginning of a two-year mission to pass new gun safety laws, protect children from toxic chemicals and create more opportunities for working families in New Jersey."

Politicians are much like the end of March in the Midwest, as the old saying goes, "it can go out like a lamb or out like a lion". Many politicians spend there final days helping staff find new jobs, raising money to pay down any campaign debt they may have or simply just walk away. Others use there time to fight any last political fights or take on controversial issues that may have otherwise cost them tremendous political capital.

"While motorcycle helmet laws are not on his laundry list we would be naive to not remain vigilant with Lautenberg to insure that the freedoms of the American motorcyclists are kept in place," said Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs for the Motorcycle Riders Foundation.

 

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