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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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CALL TO ACTION – Support AB 2972

CALL TO ACTION – Support AB 2972
February 21, 2018
From the California Motorcycle Anti-Profiling Coalition
Legislative Committee - email:
Click the link below to access our call to action and instructions.…/11vSNap9YtO_gtXJaOdp6MfWymx…/view
** Please LIKE, SHARE and forward the document via email to all your friends and family members whether they ride or not.

BOLT of California members are together endorsing Dan Dellinger

I along with my fellow BOLT of California members are together endorsing Dan Dellinger for El Dorado County Recorder-Clerk. This is our official endorsement.
More information on Dan and his campaign can be found using the link attached to this post. Thank you for your time and consideration. Bobby, BOLT of CA

American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Position Statement on Motorcycle Profiling.


Motorcyclist Profiling

The American Motorcyclist Association has long advocated for the rights of motorcyclists and the motorcycling lifestyle. The AMA, in diligently scrutinizing government policies directed at motorcyclists, is concerned over motorcyclist profiling. This includes motorcycle-only checkpoints and what is a predisposition in many cases of law enforcement officers targeting motorcyclists solely because they are wearing motorcycle-related clothing.

In the past few years, a number of efforts have been undertaken to address these issues. For example, the states of Washington (S.B. 5242 in 2011) and Maryland (S.B. 233 in 2016) have passed legislation specifically forbidding the profiling of motorcyclists, and other states are considering similar legislation. Additionally, California adopted Assembly Bill 1047 in 2012, specifically outlawing motorcycle-only checkpoints. Checkpoints are also restricted by state law or judicial action in: Alaska, Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia, Illinois, New Hampshire, Idaho, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

The AMA strongly condemns the profiling of motorcyclists by government agencies and has long championed the undeniable fact that the vast majority of riders and enthusiasts are upstanding, law-abiding citizens. Motorcyclists and motorcycling enthusiasts represent the full range of Americans and should be judged on their specific behaviors and actions, not their chosen mode of transportation or association with others. 

Sunday, February 25, 2018


“The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.”
– Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to John Cartwright, June 5, 1824.

In 1785, nearly all types of firearms were “military grade.” Military level technology.
“A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.” – Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 19, 1785

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Just in from ABATE of Arizona

Just in from ABATE of Arizona - Very disappointing. Say what you want about the challenges with getting a profiling bill passed...APATHY within our own community is our biggest enemy. This will NOT happen here in CA!
I have some very bad news.
HM2001 motorcycle awareness; profiling; prevention bill will not be heard in committee. With only 90 signatures on the petition and only 7 signed into the RTS system, I have very limited support to go to the Speaker of the House or the Committee Chairman to persuade them to make sure the bill is heard.
I did speak to Speaker of the House Mesnard and he did assign it to committee like I asked but it is the committee chairman Eddie Farnsworth who has allowed it to die.
I spoke to the bill sponsors and other Representatives, both Democrat and Republican, who are in support of this. I have met with Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and Phoenix PD to discuss this. This is the language that law enforcement can support. It is not a “You have to do this” type of bill. It’s a suggestion that law enforcement and motorcyclists work together to fix the problem. It’s obvious that Representative Farnsworth, who says he rides a motorcycle, does not see this as an issue.
I asked for all of ABATE and other mro’s to sign the petition. I’ve asked for all to get on the RTS system and record your position on this. Both take less than 2 minutes each.
I do appreciate those who sent emails, signed the petition and on the RTS system. And especially those who made phone calls to Representative Farnsworth’s office.
But, without the support of the motorcycle community, there is nothing else I can do.
I’m sorry for those who will continue to be profiled. I will continue to fight for our rights. Even if others don’t care.
Mike Infanzon
ABATE of Arizona, State Lobbyist

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Sunday, February 4, 2018

10 U.S. States Object To EPA Reducing Harley-Davidson Emissions Penalty


Ten U.S. states and the District of Columbia said Thursday they are challenging a decision by the Trump administration to drop a requirement that Harley-Davidson Inc (HOG) spend $3 million to reduce air pollution under settlement the Obama administration announced.
In 2016, the Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer agreed to pay a $12 million civil fine and stop selling illegal after-market devices that caused its vehicles to emit too much pollution, and spend about $3 million to retrofit or replace wood-burning appliances with cleaner stoves.
The Justice Department in July cited a new policy by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and an ongoing review of the penalty by a government auditor in proposing to drop the $3 million penalty from the settlement. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan must still deicide whether to approve the revised agreement.
The Harley-Davidson settlement resolved allegations that Harley sold about 340,000 “super tuners” enabling motorcycles since 2008 to pollute the air at levels greater than what the company certified. Harley-Davidson did not admit liability, and said previously it disagreed with the government, arguing that the tuners were designed and sold to be used in “competition only.”

The Harley-Davidson settlement came amid greater scrutiny on emissions and “defeat devices” by U.S. regulators after Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) admitted to using illegal software to evade U.S. emissions standards in nearly 600,000 U.S. vehicles in September 2015. (Via Reuters)


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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018

ABATE Local 6 Meeting - Sunday, February 4, 2018


WHEN:      Sunday, February 4, 2018             TIME:  12:00 noon   
WHERE:    Kate Sessions Park – Pacific Beach

Happy Ground Hog Day! 

For the meeting this Sunday, we’ll be doing officer elections plus cover some of our standard subjects and whatever else anyone would like to discuss:
  • General Business                                                                                             
  • Treasury Report
  • Membership
  • Phone Tree and E-Mail Alerts
  • Merchandise
  • Safety Report
  • Runs and Events (have an upcoming event … come tell us about it)
  • Political / PAC / Judicial / Legislative    (all the current bills plus Motorcycle Profiling)
  • Webmaster   
  • Old Business
  • New Business  

RUNS AND EVENTS.  Be sure to check the Bailing Wire for ABATE events.  Here’s the usual that are probably on your calendar:
  • Final Option Breakfast – February 4 – Sweetwater HD – 8:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Upstairs.  Plenty of time to ride to Sweetwater, have a good breakfast, and then head up to Kate Sessions!
  • ABATE Local 11 Meeting – February 11  – Escondido Moose Lodge, 25721 Jesmond Dene Road, Escondido – 11 a.m.  Come for the meeting and breakfast … they have seats and you can arrive early and have breakfast, too. 

BAILING WIRE.   Although you should have received the email, the January / February Bailing Wire is attached just in case.  Congratulations to Mark Loudermilk for being voted Freedom Fighter of the Year.  You will notice that two of our Local 6 members are listed on the plaque:  Micki Moore (my sister) and John Del Santo…a deserved honor for both. 

For future meetings, if you have any subjects or topics you’d like discussed, please email to let me know what you’d like covered.  We’ll do our best.  Also, please remember to let us know if you change membership information--address, telephone, email, etc.  Send requests and updates to

Nancy Nemecek
Vice President – Local 6
Email –


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Thursday, February 1, 2018