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Lobby Day 2017 Invitation

 

ABATE of Iowa

Share the Road ● Rider Education ● Rider Rights

 

                                          

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Your constituents from A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa cordially

invite you to stop by for a breakfast meet and greet.

 

Rotunda – 7:00am to 8:45am

 

You are invited to join us at the stairs for a group picture at 8:45

 

S.M.A.R.T. Trainer Traffic Simulator demonstration 7am-9am

 

 

                                                                                                           Share the Road video looping 7am-9am

 


A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa 2016 Lobby Breakfast

 

ABATE of Iowa

Share the Road ● Rider Education ● Rider Rights

LOBBY DAY

                         at the

STATE CAPITOL

 

  Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Your constituents from ABATE of Iowacordially

invite you to stop by for a breakfast meet and greet.

 

Rotunda – 7:00am to 8:45am

 

You are invited to join us at the stairs for a group picture at 8:45

 

Rider Education Braking Demonstration video looping 7am-9am

 

Mobile Rider Education unit outside the Capitol building 7am-9am

 

     Share the Road Program video looping 7am-9am

 


 

Lobby Day 2018

Preregistration for ABATE Lobby Day on February 21, 2018 is now OPEN!!

 

WHEN  Wednesday, February 21st   7:00am to 9:00am
 

WHERE Rotunda, Iowa Capitol Building, Des Moines 

Driving directions can be found at this link: 50319 Zip Code Map | MapQuest

and parking information can be found at this link: Capitol Complex Parking Information | DAS-GSE

We will be on the Rotunda again this year. As you enter the Capitol Building you will be on the ground floor.  There is a very wide staircase towards the center of this floor.  Walk up these steps and you will be on the Rotunda level. 
 

DRESS

This is ABATE’s lobby day and we encourage you to wear the biker uniform of jeans and leathers.  Business attire is also appropriate, particularly if you have to go to the office after leaving the Capitol.  Whatever you wear, please be respectful.  A DILLIGAF vest patch is fine, but if you have the words spelled out please cover the last word with pins or stickers.  (Did you know DILLIGAF can also stand for Do I Look Like I Give Away Freedoms?)  Upon entering the Capitol you will be going through security including a metal detector. 
 

REGISTRATION  6:30 – 8:00am

Once you are on the Rotunda level just walk around the circle until you see our tables.  If you preregistered your preprinted badge will be there.  If you did not preregister we ask that you sign in on the sheet and write your name on a blank badge.  We will also have a letter from State Coordinator Rambo Schilmoeller and ABATE talking points. 
 

BREAKFAST SOCIAL  7:00 – 8:45am

ABATE is providing breakfast for our Senators, Representatives and to the attending ABATE members.  This is the food, coffee and juice that are on our tables on the Rotunda. 

 

This is a good time meet with your legislators and to introduce our talking points.  While you are encouraged to discuss any legislative issues with your Senators and Representatives, please make sure that they understand that only the talking points presented on the handout are official ABATE positions.  A great way to do this is to give a copy of the handout to your legislator.

The ABATE Rider Education unit is parked on the west side of the Capitol and you are welcome to invite your Senators and Representatives to come out and see it.  
 

PICTURES 8:45 to 8:50am

All attendees are invited to gather on the staircase in the Rotunda to join our Legislators in a group picture.  As we will be blocking the staircase we will only have 5 minutes to gather, take the picture, and clear the stairs.  Please help us by moving towards the stairs at 8:40am.
 

AFTER PICTURE

If you did not get to meet both your Senator and Representative during the breakfast social, you can try to call them out of session.  Simply approach the entry door of either the Senate or the House, fill out one of the slips of paper with their name and seat (there is a chart by the door), and your name.  If they are not extremely busy, they should come out and speak with you.  If they are not able to come out, at least they will know that their constituent took the time to come to the Capitol to see them.  If you would like help with this just ask at the registration table. 
 

Again, we encourage you to preregister and thank you for being an active participant in ABATE of Iowa’s grassroots efforts to safeguard our rights.

 

 

Iowa Caucuses

 

The Iowa Caucus date is February 1, 2016 

 

Here is a link to the Iowa Secretary of State information because they explain much better than I ever could.

 

http://teachers.caucus101.com/

 

Below are the links to find your Caucus location. 

 

Democrat

http://iowademocrats.org/

 

Republican

https://www.iowagop.org/


 

These are the suggested ABATE Caucus Planks:

 

Energy and Transportation

 

  1. All State agencies safety policies, such as the Highway Patrol, Dept. of Transportation, Governor’s Safety Council, should focus on crash prevention instead of crash protection.
  2. The use of biofuels, such as ethanol blended gasoline, biodiesel, E85, MUST NOT be mandated.
  3. We oppose any mandatory helmet laws.
  4. The use of cameras or other unmanned devices for traffic enforcement, such as “red light” and “speed trap” cameras, must be abolished.

 

 

Government

 

  1. To be accountable for the legislation they enact, Congress must pass the “Read the Bills” act
  2. Congress and the Federal government agencies must be prohibited from lobbying the States to change or pass laws.
  3. All Federal agencies, such as N.H.T.S.A., the N.T.S.B.. etc., must be prohibited from instituting regulations without the approval of Congress and/or that are prohibited by the Constitution.
  4. The Governor and Legislature of the State of Iowa must not submit to “blackmail” by Congress or and Federal Agencies.
  5. All State agencies, such as IDOT, the DNR, etc., must be prohibited from instituting regulations without the approval of the Legislature and/or that are prohibited by the Iowa Constitution.

 

Taxes and Spending

 

  1. Revenues collected for specific use, such as Road Use Fund or the Highway Safety Fund, must not be “raided” for the General Treasury or any other unintended use.
  2. To hold Congress fiscally accountable, their pensions, raises, etc., must be based on a balanced budget and the solvency of programs such as Social Security.
  3. To hold the Iowa Legislature fiscally accountable, their pensions, raises, etc, must be based on a balanced budget and the solvency of the State.

 

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