A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments
Nationally, ABATE can stand for many things such as “American Bikers Aimed Towards Education” or “A Brotherhood for Awareness, Training and Education” but they all stand for the protection of the motorcyclists’ right to ride as well as the education and increased awareness of the non-motorcycling community.
ABATE of Oregon’s Mission Statement:
ABATE promotes motorcycle awareness, education, safety and liberty through community involvement and legislative action.
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ABATE is a not-for profit organization.
In Oregon, A.B.A.T.E. stands for A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments, which isn’t nearly as subversive as it sounds. It means that we act as legislative watchdogs to help ensure that any legislation affecting motorcyclists is fair and that elected officials are fully informed regarding motorcycle issues.
We are not a motorcycle club or gang.
Instead, A.B.A.T.E. is a not-for-profit organization devoted to raising member and public awareness about motorcycle issues and safety through education and community involvement. We also raise money for organizations that represent motorcyclist’s concerns such as BikePAC.
It doesn’t matter what brand of bike you ride on.
We are not a manufacturer-specific organization. All are welcome: bikes, trikes, on-road or off, riders, passengers, or non-riders.
You don’t have to ride a motorcycle to belong to A.B.A.T.E.
Many of our members just enjoy being around motorcyclists.(We’re just that wonderful.) And they feel that the social and legislative issues we’re working on are important in their community.
So scan through our newsletter. If you like what you read, check out the Chapter Meeting listing on the back cover. Drop in on a meeting and see what we’re about. You just might find a new family in A.B.A.T.E. And as Melinda says: “Bikers give great hugs.”
Want to know more?
Still have questions about who we are and what A.B.A.T.E. is all about? Surf to the A.B.A.T.E. of Oregon state web page, check out one of our events, drop by a meeting, or contact one of our chapter officers.