WHO WE ARE
We are a non-profit organization of motorcycle enthusiasts from all walks of life. We lobby and educate the government and the general public to promote motorcycling in a safe and positive image. We endeavor to enlist the cooperation and participation of all organizations and individuals that share a similar interest in preserving our American tradition of FREEDOM. We promote motorcycle safety, training, & political awareness. We ARE NOT A CLUB OR A GANG. We fund our work through toy runs, poker runs, camp outs, and other motorcycle activities. We are your neighbors & friends who work, pay taxes, and get involved with our community. We serve and support our country and believe in freedom. We use all legal means to protect our rights without infringing on the rights of others.
The ABATE of Florida, Inc. mission statement:
We will lobby and educate the government and general public to promote motorcycling in a safe and positive image.
The corporation has retained the services of a full time lobbyist.
It is the duty of the lobbyist to coordinate with the Board of Directors on matters of legislative interest and to put forth these interests to the legislators in Tallahassee.
The lobbyist works closely with the Legislative Trustee and the state Board of Directors to formulate favorable bills and pursue getting the bills enacted into law.
The lobbyist is also responsible for finding a willing and suitable sponsor in the Florida House and Senate for the aforementioned bills.
ABATE of Florida, Inc. has copyrighted a Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Program ("MSAP"). The program is designed to be presented in schools and other public forums to better educate students and the general public. ABATE of Florida findings show a greater need for public awareness due to the increased numbers of motorcycles on the streets and highways of Florida.
We will endeavor to enlist the cooperation and participation of all organizations and individuals who share a similar interest in preserving our American tradition of freedom.
The corporation through it's chapters enlists the talents of it's members to promote a positive public image and lobby at the local level by contacting their respective legislators.
The corporation aligns itself with other organizations and individuals who are pursing the same rights and freedoms as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and the State of Florida.
We will involve ourselves in fund raising to achieve our goals.
The corporation raises money from memberships and fund raising events at both the state and chapter level.
At the state level the main fund raising event is the campground during Bike Week in Daytona, FL.
The chapters hold fund raising events throughout the year across the state and use these funds to help the state organization pursue it's goals at the local level.