05-30-2003

03NR17 - URGENT! EPA Letter Needs Your Congressman's Signature!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tom Wyld
Phone: 202-546-0983

May 30, 2003

#03NR17 - URGENT! EPA Letter Needs Your Congressman's Signature!

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making its final sprint toward home plate with a FINAL rule on street bikes. But has the EPA tagged all the necessary regulatory and statutory bases?

Two of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation's (MRF) Champions of Motorcyclists' Rights & Safety, Congressmen John Shimkus (R-Illinois) and Ted Strickland (D-Ohio), are ready to send a letter to the EPA asking the right questions at the right time. These champions of your rights and safety are asking for your help in persuading your Congressman to add his or her signature to that letter, and you've got TEN DAYS to deliver those signatures!

Taking charge of our freedom and our safety - that is what this is all about. That "take charge" attitude prompted your State Motorcyclists' Rights Organizations to send riders to Washington in droves in the last few months! The same "take charge" attitude, on the parts of ABATE of Illinois and ABATE of Ohio, persuaded U.S. Representatives Shimkus and Strickland to step forward to pose what may be the final battery of questions to the EPA before this proposed regulation has the weight of law.

These champs want to mail this letter to the EPA in TEN DAYS. You need to make sure your Congressman's signature is on this letter!

Here's what to do:

1. Read the Shimkus-Strickland EPA letter and the MRF's EPA Question and Answer sheet on the MRF website (www.mrf.org/positionpapers.php).

2. Write your U.S. Representative (http//thomas.loc.gov) or call (202-225-3121). If you need assistance or guidance before contacting your Congressman about signing this important letter, please contact the MRF office at wyld@mrf.org or 202-546-0983.

3. Encourage your U.S. Representative to contact either Congressman Shimkus or Strickland to add his or her signature to the Shimkus-Strickland EPA letter as soon as possible. Be sure to give them the link to the letter on the MRF website so they can read it themselves (www.mrf.org/positionpapers.php), or you can download the letter in .pdf format from the MRF website and mail or e-mail it to your Congressman directly.

Take charge! Exercise the same leadership and push with the same drive that has characterized the motorcyclists' rights movement in America as a force for freedom, safety and common sense public policy. Encourage your U.S. Representative to add his or her name to the Shimkus-Strickland EPA letter today.

TEN DAYS and counting . . .

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