On February 17, 2022, members of the group ABATE of Wisconsin, a grassroots motorcycle rights and safety organization, gathered at the Wisconsin State Capitol building for Lobby Day. Riders from every region of the state and beyond came together to advocate for motorcycle rights, and talked to lawmakers about current laws and issues facing motorcycle riders today.
Since it was founded in the 1970s, ABATE of Wisconsin has worked on issues including mandatory helmet laws, angle parking restrictions and motorcycle equipment restrictions. Some of the issues focused on during this year’s Lobby Day were autonomous vehicles not recognizing motorcycles on the road and preserving the future of motorcycling in the state of Wisconsin.
In several meetings throughout the day, members of ABATE met with legislators from different areas of the state to discuss these issues. The day has been described as “one of the most important days to help get your voice heard as a biker” by ABATE of Wisconsin Executive Director John Reblin. Reblin also stated that Lobby Day helps legislators “get a perspective from the motorcyclist,” a view that they may not normally look at issues from, helping them shape their future stances on issues that affect riders.
Many free buses were provided for anyone, traveling from every part of the state. Hupy and Abraham, S.C. sponsored the bus from Southeastern Wisconsin, helping dozens of people get to Lobby Day. The firm has sponsored Lobby Day buses for many years and has been a supporter of ABATE of Wisconsin for decades. Hupy and Abraham President Michael Hupy has been a proud supporter, sponsor and member of the organization for over 30 years.
ABATE of Wisconsin's goal is “to give the motorcyclists of Wisconsin a strong, united voice with regard to their future, their way of life, their safety and their legal rights as motorcyclists and citizens.” If you’d like to learn more about or join the organization, go to abatewis.org. Hupy and Abraham is a proud and continued supporter of ABATE, motorcycle rights and rider safety. The firm’s “Watch for Motorcycles” message aims to keep riders at top of mind and safe on the roads.
Hupy and Abraham fights for bikers, whether it be for rider rights or rider injuries. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, call Hupy and Abraham right away at 800-800-5678 or chat with us on hupy.com. We’ll start fighting for you immediately, just as we have for the over 70,000 injured clients who we’ve recovered over $1 billion.