Motorcycle Riders Foundation
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Contact: JD DePaolantonio, MRF Director of Communications and Information
jd@mrf.org (e-mail)

September 8, 2005


The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) is issuing the following release at the request of ABATE of Louisiana, Inc. The MRF urges all riders and motorcycling organizations to support the ABATE of Louisiana Relief Fund in their time of need.

"After speaking with James “Poet” Sisco it is apparent that many ABATE members have lost everything,” said MRF President Karen Bolin. "I applaud James and ABATE of Louisiana for their efforts."

From ABATE of Louisiana Inc. State Executive President James “Poet” Sisco

ABATE of Louisiana Inc. is taking the lead in assisting the motorcycling community here in Louisiana now that we are back up and running. We are asking for cash donations to assist motorcyclists who have been displaced or require other help. We will disburse these donations on a case-by-case basis according to the greatest need and what assistance is available to the individual at the time.

We will only take credit where credit is due, of course, and all donations from other State Motorcyclists’ Rights Organizations and individuals will be credited to them on our website on the supporters’ page. None of the donations will be kept by our organization. We will disburse every penny received to those that are deemed truly needy.

All donations should be mailed to our corporate mailing address so the State Treasurer can track the donations and facilitate the disbursements as directed by ABATE of Louisiana’s Executive State Board. The corporate address is: P.O. Box 541 St. Amant, LA 70774.

Any Louisiana motorcyclists affected by this disaster should contact Abate of Louisiana Inc. We are here for you in your time of need and we will assist in any way possible. You are our brothers and sisters and it is YOU we are here to serve as your state’s MRO!

Points of contacts for this relief effort are:

State Executive President – James “Poet” Sisco 1-800-393-5966 abatepoet@aol.com

State Executive Treasurer – Barb Sikes 1-800-268-5416 barb1106@yahoo.com


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(c)All Information contained in this release is copyrighted. Reproduction permitted with attribution. The Motorcycle Riders Foundation, incorporated in 1987, is a membership-based, national motorcyclists' rights organization headquartered in Washington, DC. The first motorcyclists' rights organization to establish a
full-time presence in Washington, DC, the Motorcycle Riders Foundation is the only Washington voice devoted exclusively to the street rider. The MRF established MRFPAC in the early 1990s to advocate the election of candidates who would champion the cause of rider safety and rider freedom.

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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