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Motorcycle Riders Urged to Support Anti-Profiling Measure

The National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) and the Confederations of Clubs are calling on all motorcyclists nationwide, from patch holders to independents, to contact their Congressional Representatives to ask for their support of House Resolution 255. The bipartisan anti-profiling measure is under consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives and is identical to Senate Resolution 154, which passed by unanimous consent in the U.S. Senate on December 11, 2018.

H.Res.255 — “Promoting awareness of motorcycle profiling and encouraging collaboration and communication with the motorcycle community and law enforcement officials to prevent instances of profiling” — was introduced early in the 1st Session of the 116th Congress (2019-2020), by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), and currently has over 125 bipartisan co-sponsors. As defined by both nonbinding Congressional resolutions, S.Res.154 & H.Res.255, “motorcycle profiling” means “the illegal use of the fact that a person rides a motorcycle or wears motorcycle related apparel as a factor in deciding to stop and question, take enforcement action, arrest, or search a person or vehicle with or without legal basis under the Constitution of the United States.”

Concerned riders can contact their U.S. Rep. by calling the Capital Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and request that they join their colleagues in cosponsoring H.Res.255 to help thwart law enforcement from unfairly targeting motorcycle riders for traffic stops, questioning and citations.

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