To Everyone that Helped Make This Year’s BITB a Success-
WE DID IT! Many of you are still making the trek home from Washington, DC probably a little tired from all of the excitement and activity of our lobbying meetings this week. I can tell you without a doubt the day was a success. I know this because my inbox is already starting to get full with emails from staffers saying they met with a group of motorcyclists wanting to follow up on their discussions.
BUT OUR WORK IS NOT DONE YET. Though the day was a success – our work is far from over. We’ll need to follow up on our meetings and ensure that our elected officials come through on whatever promises they made during your meetings on Tuesday.
YOU CAN START RIGHT NOW. Please consider copying and pasting the below thank you note and emailing it to the staffer or office you met with. A thank you note is expected and will ensure that we stay on their radar. Hopefully the below will make it easy on you! Please utilize your state delegation contact sheets for the email addresses or the business cards you picked up in the meetings.
Last but not least – SEND YOUR PHOTOS! We’ll publish many of these in our reports as well as other outlets in the coming weeks and months. You can text pictures to (202) 546-0983 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to everyone that make the trip to Washington. Our voices were heard! Let’s not lose this momentum!
SAMPLE TEXT TO EMAIL TO STAFFERS:
I want to thank you for taking the time to meet with me on Tuesday May 23rd to discuss many of the issues that are important to our state as well as motorcyclists across the country. I enjoyed our conversation and am looking forward to working with you over the coming weeks to support the biker community.
As a reminder, we are asking that if your boss has not already done so, please sign on to our resolution that addresses the profiling of motorcyclists (H.Res.318 and S.Res.154).
ALSO, we want to increase supporters for the RPM Act (S.203 and H.R.350) and get this bill to the floor for a vote!
And as the discussion advances on things like autonomous vehicles, autocycles, ethanol and the Motorcyclist Advisory Council, we hope we can be included and have a seat at the table!
Lastly, I wanted to provide you with contact information for Megan Ekstrom with the Motorcycle Riders Foundation. Megan is our eyes and ears in Washington and can provide you with any additional information you might need to ensure our meeting on Tuesday turns into action! Her email is MEGAN@mrf.org and her mobile number is 202-725-5471
Thank you again for your time. We hope we can count on your office for support!