WASHINGTON, DC – This week the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) released its 2017 Legislative Agenda. A direct result of the commentary and discussion from members at the Legislative Strategy Session held at the annual Meeting of the Minds, this document establishes, and for the first time prioritizes, the MRF’s Federal Legislative Agenda for the upcoming year. This year’s agenda is classified into different area depending on the priority of the issue and its likelihood to advance in 2017.
For those issues classified as “High Priority” the MRF will pursue an aggressive advocacy campaign to advance each of these issues with the support of its members. The “Medium Priority” category represents issues where the MRF will remain vigilant and poised to act if the opportunity presents itself or the issue becomes pervasive. For those issues classified under “Monitor” the MRF does not anticipate activity in 2017 and instead will monitor to ensure there are no changes.
It is important to note that this should not be considered a static document. Instead, as issues move or become controversial, they may rise or fall in priority over the course of the next 12 months. However, remaining steadfastly focused on those issues deemed “high priority” ensures that the MRF is targeting its resources and limited staff to the best of its ability.
Lastly, a section devoted to state issues is to signify which issues that MRF can and will provide support to its SSMRO partners at the state-level should they require support or assistance. This support can come in the form of intelligence, talking points, written documents and publications and other tools to ensure that these issues are acted upon in coordination nationally as well as locally.
The MRF looks forward to serving you, its members, and the motorcycle community at large over the next year. Please review the priorities below and as always, contact your MRF with any questions.
About Motorcycle Riders Foundation
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) provides leadership at the federal level for states’ motorcyclists’ rights organizations as well as motorcycle clubs and individual riders. The MRF is chiefly concerned with issues at the national and international levels that impact the freedom and safety of American street motorcyclists. The MRF is committed to being a national advocate for the advancement of motorcycling and its associated lifestyle and works in conjunction with its partners to help educate elected officials and policymakers in Washington and beyond.