10-02-2002

02NR27 - Call Your Congressman to Co-Sponsor H.R. 5433

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Motorcycle Riders Foundation
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tom Wyld
Phone: 202-546-0983
October 2, 2002
#02NR27 - Call Your Congressman to Co-Sponsor H.R. 5433!

Emerging from a Meeting of the Minds that can only be described as electrifying, the Motorcycle Riders Foundation and State Motorcyclists' Rights Organizations (SMROs) nationwide join with Congressman Jim Barcia (D-MI), the very sponsor of "The Motorcycle & Motorcycling Small Business Protection Act," in urging you to call your Congressman with this simple message:

"Safeguard small business and add weight to our words by co-sponsoring H.R. 5433!"

To thunderous standing ovations, Congressman Barcia, an MRF Champion of Motorcyclists' Rights & Safety and this year's guest speaker at the MRF's Meeting of the Minds banquet, called on motorcyclists nationwide to urge their Congressmen to join him as co-sponsors of H.R. 5433 - ground-breaking legislation that safeguards small businesses and rider freedom while cutting pollution and dependence on foreign oil.

"EPA may have your name," said MRF lobbyist Tom Wyld, "but you now have a number. H.R. 5433!" Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week, H.R. 5433 currently has six co-sponsors: U.S. Reps. John Shimkus (R-IL), Judy Biggert (R-IL), Mark Green (R-WI), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Ray LaHood (R-IL), and David Phelps (D-IL). "Our congratulations to ABATE of Illinois and ABATE of Wisconsin for their outreach and our thanks to these lawmakers for adding their names to a bill that adds weight to the voice of motorcycle consumers in America," added new MRF President Buck Kittredge.

Call your U.S. Representatives TODAY and urge them to add their names to this bill. Here's how:

1. REVIEW H.R. 5433, the "Motorcycle and Motorcycling Small Business Protection Act," at www.mrf.org/epalegislation.php.

2. READ the one-page summary, as well as the many points we've made in our appeal to EPA to extend the public comment period deadline, at www.mrf.org/positionpapers.php.

3. TELEPHONE your Congressman at 202-225-3121 or find his or her email address or fax number at http://thomas.loc.gov.

The Barcia Act - H.R. 5433 - safeguards small business and gives weight to the voice of motorcycle consumers like you. Above all, H.R. 5433 ensures that you have the freedom to refine your machine to meet your riding environment.

Safeguard your freedom. Call your Congressman today!

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Voice: 202-546-0983, Fax: 202-546-0986, E-Mail: wyld@mrf.org, website: http://www.mrf.org



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