FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2008
Contact: ABATE of California, Inc.:
Don Blanscet, Executive Director, 530/432-1513 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Osborn, Judicial Officer, 805/644-1617 email@example.com
Biker Rights Advocates and Freedom Fighters,
Historic litigation will go to trial soon to overturn the California
helmet law. It will set important precedent that freedom fighters can use
across the nation to overturn existing state helmet laws on constitutional
It is litigation that ABATE of California strongly supports, and we call
for the support of our brother SMROs nationwide. ABATE of California set
up a Judicial Fund to serve as the war chest for the litigation. Despite
the thousands of dollars, that ABATE of Calif. members have raised, the
demands of the litigation now require us to ask you to stand with us.
ABATE as far away as Delaware, (the first State to sign the United States
Constitution), have stepped forward and contributed to this nationally
important constitutional litigation, followed most recently by ABATE of
Michigan and ABATE of Northern Nevada. Three tiny ABATE of Delaware Locals
joined together to contribute $8,500 to the Judicial Fund, amounting to
$8.00 for each ABATE of Delaware member.
Delaware also called on all other good freedom loving bikers, and SMROs
nationally to recognize the importance of this California litigation and
to join with ABATE of California to assure that the litigation succeeds.
The helmet law that NTSB is attempting to shove down the throats of bikers
nationwide is constitutionally vulnerable, and it is precisely this
vulnerability that the California litigation will exploit.
The NTSB has recommended that all states adopt helmet laws requiring
motorcyclists to wear helmets compliant with the federal motorcycle helmet
performance standard set forth at FMVSS 218. The California helmet law is
essentially identical, unconstitutionally vague as enforced, and incapable
of being interpreted to conform to constitutional requisites thus
rendering it unconstitutionally unenforceable.
Please consider honoring this call, on behalf of ABATE of California, and
the growing number of other SMRO's nationwide, to assure that the very
best constitutional case can be presented here for the benefit of every
You may send your check to:
"Judicial Fund," c/o ABATE of California,
10240 Seventh Avenue,
Hesperia, CA 92345.Add to Technorati Favorites