07-06-2004

04NR29 - MRF Releases History of MRFPAC Donations

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Motorcycle Riders Foundation
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jeff Hennie, MRF Vice President - Government Relations
jeff@mrf.org (e-mail)

July 6, 2004

#04NR29 - MRF Releases History of MRFPAC Donations

Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Relations for the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF), released today the history of donations made by MRFPAC. MRFPAC is the connected political action committee of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation that makes contributions to and expenditures on behalf of federal candidates. Hennie highlights the importance of MRFPAC as follows: "Financially supporting those candidates who support the legislative agenda of the MRF is an excellent way to let the candidates know the MRF believes in them and appreciates all of their hard work."

MRFPAC Chairman Michael Kerr adds, "MRFPAC has a long history of supporting candidates that have been instrumental in keeping states free from suffering financial penalties on their road construction funds should they decide to keep the use of motorcycle helmets voluntary. It is the MRF's members and sustaining state motorcyclists' rights organizations that deserve thanks and credit for making this possible."

The MRF reports that, with the trend MRFPAC has taken each cycle, it is on track to contribute over $26,000 to MRF supporters in the 2004 election cycle. Below is a breakdown of contributions made by MRFPAC since 1998.

2004 CYCLE:
Total to Democratic House Candidates: $2,200
Total to Republican House Candidates: $3,650
Total to Democratic Senate Candidates: $250
Total to Republican Senate Candidates: $1,300
Total Spent in 2004 as of 6-14-04: $7,400

2002 CYCLE:
Total to Democratic House Candidates: $5,000
Total to Republican House Candidates: $6,500
Total Spent in 2002 Cycle: $11,500

2000 CYCLE:
Total to Democratic House Candidates: $900
Total to Republican House Candidates: $750
Total to Democratic Senate Candidates: $500
Total to Republican Senate Candidates: $0
Total Spent in 2000: $2,150

1998 CYCLE:
Total to Democratic House Candidates: $250
Total to Republican House Candidates: $250
Total to Democratic Senate Candidates: $0
Total to Republican Senate Candidates: $500
TOTAL SPENT IN 1998: $1,000

This communication is paid for by MRFPAC, with voluntary contributions from MRF members and their families, and is not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. Our statement of organization is on file with the Federal Election Commission, Washington DC, and is available for viewing.

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The MRF proudly claims state motorcyclists' rights organizations and the very founders of the American riders' rights movement among its leading members. The MRF is involved in federal and state legislation and regulations, motorcycling safety education, training, and public awareness. The MRF provides members and state motorcyclists' rights organizations with direction and information, and sponsors annual regional and national educational seminars for motorcyclists' rights activists, as well as publishing a bi-monthly newsletter, THE MRF REPORTS.
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The first motorcyclists' rights organization to establish a full-time legislative advocacy presence in Washington. The Motorcycle Riders Foundation is the only Washington voice devoted exclusively to the street rider. MRF established MRFPAC in the early 1990s to advocate the election of candidates who would champion the cause of rider safety and rider freedom. MRF proudly claims state motorcyclists' rights organizations and the very founders of the American rider rights movement among its leading members. Motorcyclists worldwide can thumb-start their search for rider rights and safety on the web at www.mrf.org.

All information contained in this release is copyrighted. Reproduction permitted with attribution. The Motorcycle Riders Foundation, incorporated in 1987, is an independent, membership-based national motorcyclists' rights organization headquartered in Washington D.C. which operates in co-partnership with State Motorcyclists' Rights Organizations nationwide. The MRF is involved in federal and state legislation and regulation, motorcycling safety education, training, licensing and public awareness. The MRF provides individual and SMRO member-volunteers with guidance, support and information to protect motorcyclists' rights and advance motorcycling and its associated lifestyle. The MRF sponsors annual regional and national educational seminars for motorcyclists' rights activists and publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, THE MRF REPORTS.

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