Bikers Against Discrimination has recently requested the support of both New York Senators – Kirsten Gillibrand & Charles Shumer on the proposed federal highway appropriations measure (S.1813, “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” or MAP-21) which passed the US Senate by a vote of 74-22 on March 14th, 2012. The measure bars federal funds from being used to conduct motorcycle-only checkpoints and offers $109 billion in funding for safety.
According to recent news on the measure provided by Bill Bish of NCOM BIKER NEWSBYTES: “The measure now goes to the House of Representatives for further action, where a similar measure is also being considered (H.R. 7, the “American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act of 2012”).Both bills contain motorcycle safety program funding and both would prohibit motorcycle-exclusive roadblocks, and neither version has any anti-motorcycle provisions, but it’s unclear if the House will take up the Senate bill or advance their own legislation.”
B.A.D. sent letters of support encouraging NYS Representatives to support the measure and concept therein for the protection of the American Biker Culture, as seen below.
Letter to US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand & US Senator Charles Shumer
As Executive Director of Bikers Against Discrimination I encourage your support for S.1813, “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” or MAP-21 governing the federal highway appropriations primarily because the aforementioned measure would prohibit motorcycle-exclusive roadblocks which at present are used to harass American citizens who are within the American Biker Culture under the guise of “safety check points” by various State agencies. I can attest to the fact thousands of motorcyclists who are members of the American Biker Culture suffer unjust profiling, bias, discrimination and violations to their human/civil/constitutional rights simply because of their cultural lifestyle…much of which stems from malicious propaganda. It is also unconstitutionally used to usurp the necessity for probable cause…
Today, thousands of bikers of all ages, races and backgrounds find themselves back in the pre-civil rights era suffering because their culture in America can be maliciously attacked and we need your representation on this issue. Please feel free to contact me for any further information or testimony.
Henry McGrath, Bikers Against Discrimination
YOU TOO CAN SUBMIT YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT FOR SUPPORT BY OUR SENATORS BY WRITING SIMILAR LETTERS VIA THE CONTACT INFO BELOW (OR TO YOUR OWN STATE REPRESENTATIVES). IT ONLY TAKES A FEW MINUTES USING THEIR ONLINE CONTACT FORMS OR A PHONE CALL TO THEIR OFFICE:
Albany/Capital District Office
Leo W. O’Brien Federal Office Building
11A Clinton Avenue,
Albany, NY 12207
Tel. (518) 431-0120
Fax (518) 431-0128
(in subject box put “Civil Rights”)
US Senator Charles Shumer (Webform page)
Locations to reach him via phone or email in support of bills:
http://schumer.senate.gov/Contact/office_locations.htm (In subject box put “transportation”)
FOR ALL OTHER STATES FIND YOUR US SENATORS HERE: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm