05-08-2005

05NR09 - NATIONAL CALL TO ACTION: Lautenberg to Propose Amendment

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

May 8, 2005

#05NR09 - NATIONAL CALL TO ACTION: Lautenberg to Propose Amendment

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) has learned that Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J) is planning to offer an amendment to the MRF's Motorcycle Safety Language contained in the highway bill HR 3. The MRF has received an advanced copy of Sen. Lautenberg’s proposed amendment. It would penalize, or prohibit, any state without a mandatory helmet law from participation in the grant process for monies designated for motorcycle training and awareness. This amendment could be offered as soon as tomorrow, May 9th.

"Sen. Lautenberg has a long history of seeking avenues to institute a national helmet law." said Jeff Hennie, MRF Vice-President of Government Relations. "Every rider must act now."

"The MRF considers helmet laws to be a state issue, and certainly stand alone from rider training. To hold states ransom, or keep them from receiving much needed revenue for training is reprehensible." said MRF President Karen Bolin. "I have absolute faith that motorcyclists nationwide will defeat this amendment."

The MRF is calling on ALL riders to call your senators immediately and urge them to vote NO on the Lautenberg amendment that would tie a state helmet law to funding for motorcycle safety training.

There is no time for letters. CALLS are needed NOW. The Lautenberg amendment MUST be defeated.


ALABAMA
Richard Shelby (R) 202-224-5744
Jeff Sessions (R) 202-224-4124
ALASKA
Lisa Murkowski (R) 202-224-6665
Ted Stevens (R) 202-224-3004
ARIZONA
John McCain (R) 202-224-2235
John Kyl (R) 202-224-4521
ARKANSAS
Blanche Lincoln (D) 202-224-4843
Mark Pryor (D) 202-224-2353
CALIFORNIA
Diane Feinstein (D) 202-224-3841
Barbara Boxer (D) 202-224-3553
COLORADO
Wayne Allard (R) 202-224-5941
Ken Salazar (D) 202-224-5852
CONNECTICUT
Chris Dodd (D) 202-224-2823
Joseph Lieberman (D) 202-224-4041
DELAWARE
Joe Biden (D) 202-224-5042
Thomas Carper (D) 202-224-2441
FLORIDA
Bill Nelson (D) 202-224-5274
Mel Martinez (R) 202-224-3041
GEORGIA
Saxby Chablis (R) 202-224-3521
Johnny Isakson (R) 202-224-3642
HAWAII
Daniel Inouye (D) 202-224-3934
Daniel Akaka (D) 202-224-6361
IDAHO
Larry Craig (R) 202-224-2752
Mike Crappo (R) 202-224-6142
ILLINOIS
Richard Durbin (D) 202-224-2152
Barack Obama (D) 202-224-2854
INDIANA
Richard Lugar (R) 202-224-4814
Evan Bayh (D) 202-224-5623
IOWA
Charles Grassley (R) 202-224-3744
Tom Harkin (D) 202-224-3254
KANSAS
Sam Brownback (R) 202-224-6521
Pat Roberts (R) 202-224-4774
KENTUCKY
Mitch McConnell (R) 202-224-2541
Jim Bunning (R) 202-224-4343
LOUISIANA
Mary Landrieu (D) 202-224-5824
David Vitter (R) 202-224-4623
MAINE
Olympia Snowe (R) 202-224-5344
Susan Collins (R) 202-224-2523
MARYLAND
Paul Sarbanes (D) 202-224-4524
Barbara Mikulski (D) 202-224-4654
MASSACHUSETTS
Ed Kennedy (D) 202-224-4543
John Kerry (D) 202-224-2742
MICHIGAN
Carl Levin (D) 202-224-6221
Debbie Stabenow (D) 202-224-4822
MINNESOTA
Mark Dayton (D) 202-224-3244
Norm Coleman (R) 202-224-5641
MISSISSIPPI
Thad Cochran (R) 202-224-5054
Trent Lott (R) 202-224-6253
MISSOURI
Christopher Bond (R) 202-224-5721
Jim Talent (R) 202-224-6154
MONTANA
Max Baucus (D) 202-224-2651
Conrad Burns (R) 202-224-2644
NEBRASKA
Chuck Hagel (R) 202-224-4224
Ben Nelson (D) 202-224-6551
NEVADA
Harry Reid (D) 202-224-3542
John Ensign (R) 202-224-6244
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Judd Gregg (R) 202-224-3324
John Sununu (R) 202-224-2841
NEW JERSEY
Jon Corzine (D) 202-224-4744
Frank Lautenberg (D) 202-224-3224
NEW MEXICO
Peter Domenici (R) 202-224-6621
Jeff Bingaman (D) 202-224-5521
NEW YORK
Charles Schumer (D) 202-224-6542
Hillary Clinton (D) 202-224-4451
NORTH CAROLINA
Elizabeth Dole (R) 202-224-6342
Richard Burr (R) 202-224-3154
NORTH DAKOTA
Kent Conrad (D) 202-224-2043
Byron Dorgan (D) 202-224-2551
OHIO
Mike DeWine (R) 202-224-2315
George Voinovich (R) 202-224-3353
OKLAHOMA
James Inhofe (R) 202-224-4721
Tom Coburn (R) 202-224-5754
OREGON
Ron Wyden (D) 202-224-5244
Gordon Smith (R) 202-224-3753
PENNSYLVANIA
Arlen Specter (R) 202-224-4254
Rick Santorum (R) 202-224-6324
RHODE ISLAND
Jack Reed (D) 202-224-4642
Lincoln Chafee (R) 202-224-2921
SOUTH CAROLINA
Lindsey Graham (R) 202-224-5972
Jim Demint (R) 202-2246121
SOUTH DAKOTA
Tim Johnson (D) 202-224-5842
John Thune (R) 202-224-2321
TENNESSEE
Bill Frist (R) 202-224-3344
Lamar Alexander (R) 202-224-4944
TEXAS
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) 202-224-5922
John Cornyn (R) 202-224-2934
UTAH
Orrin Hatch (R) 202-224-5251
Robert Bennett (R) 202-224-5444
VERMONT
Patrick Leahy (D) 202-224-4242
James Jeffords (I) 202-224-5141
VIRGINIA
John Warner (R) 202-224-2023
George Allen (R) 202-224-4024
WASHINGTON
Patty Murray (D) 202-224-2621
Maria Cantwell (D) 202-224-3441
WEST VIRGINIA
Robert Byrd (D) 202-224-3954
John Rockefeller (D) 202-224-6472
WISCONSIN
Herbert Kohl (D) 202-224-5653
Russ Feingold (D) 202-224-5323
WYOMING
Craig Thomas (R) 202-224-6441
Michael Enzi (R) 202-224-3424


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