Honor A Veteran 2017

March 20th, 2017 No comments

Log on to Honoravet.net to post a tribute to any military veteran you choose whether still with us or not. You and the veteran will each receive an honorary pin to wear.

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Town Hall Meetings of District 20 Legislators 2017

January 16th, 2017 No comments

How to find your Iowa House and Senate districts:

 

Go to   legis.iowa.gov 

Click on “Legislators” tab on the top left.

Click on “Find Your Legislator” in the gray box.

Enter your address and select your city. Click on “Search”

At the bottom, click on “Other Elected Officials”.

Now you know your Iowa Senate district, your Iowa House of Representatives district and your U.S. House of Representatives district.

Check below to see if any of your legislators are having a Town Hall Meeting

or other event that you can attend.

 

Saturday, March 11, 2017 – Legislative Coffee with Representative Jim Carlin When: Where: Topics to Be Discussed: Saturday, March 11 from 10:00-11:00 Garretson Room at the Morningside Branch Library 4005 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA • Tax reform • Collective Bargaining • Workers Compensation • Second Amendment • Voter ID & Other Topics….

 

 

Remember that at these meetings we are not representing ABATE of Iowa.

We represent our own interests.

 

Town Hall Meetings

 

Here’s How to Take Advantage of Town Meetings and other public appearances which are often arranged by your elected representatives or civic groups; and in election years by the various candidates and debates.  You can learn about them on the representative’s or candidate’s websites/Facebook/Twitter/social media sites, mailings, in the media; or call their offices. Sign up at the websites of candidates and elected officials to receive emails or text messages and you will get advance notice of such meetings. 

Put Them on the Spot: These meetings are an excellent opportunity to ask important questions in front of the media and other citizens.  By publicly asking them about their stand on the issues, you can hold them accountable for their votes and put them on the spot if they do not want to take a stand or if they do not want their big-government votes known.

Know How They Vote: You can research their voting record in advance so you can ask why they voted as they did.  thomas.loc.gov is a good starting place for our U.S. Legislators because it lists all recorded Congressional votes. For our Iowa legislators, go to legis.iowa.gov for information on anything to do with our legislature.

Educate the Audience: You can hand out information about your issue to the people and media attending such meetings so more people will learn about it.  Ask candidates or representatives to take a stand on the issues.

Make it Public: If they give you any answer, lock in their commitment.   Email everyone you can as well. You may get a vague “we’re studying it” answer or even have them try to ridicule you, but at least you’ve forced them to publicly avoid the question and you let them know people want an answer.

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Adopt a Street Clean-Up Schedule

March 21st, 2016 No comments

Our next clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, April 9th at 1:00 pm. We will meet at the Bed and Biscuit Doggy Day Care and Boarding. Follow Stone Park Blvd. past Logan Cemetery. There is a strong left curve in the road and as you go up a slight grade there is a sign on your right for this business. Go past this, around a curve to the right and Norm will have his bike parked off the road where you turn right down a path to the field where you can park. Garbage bags will be provided. If you want to bring a stick with a nail in it, you certainly can. Gloves are recommended. Doesn’t take long if we get a good turn-out.

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Send Emails to Your U.S. Legislators

March 20th, 2016 No comments

Log on to americanmotorcyclist.com
Click on Action Alerts on the top right
Sign up to receive AMA Action Alerts ( Fill out the information )
Click on Subscribe
Click on Back to Main Page ( Federal Action Center)
Click Next
Click on bill in which you are interested ( e.g. “E15 Misinformation” )
Fill out information and click on Submit

Here are a few links to check out for legislative issues:
Iowa General Assembly – https://www.legis.iowa.gov/index.aspx
Library of Congress – http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php
Biker’s Rights Online – http://www.bikersrights.com/
U.S. Defenders – http://www.usdefenders.org/Home.htm
Motorcycle Rider’s Foundation – http://www.mrf.org/
American Motorcyclist’s Association – http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com
National Write Your Congressman – http://www.nwyc.com/

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Website access help

August 18th, 2015 No comments

You should now be able to register with this website and or reset your password.

If you are still having problems email elwinmckernan@gmail.com with the subject “Abate Iowa 20”.

Please supply enough information for me to find your account and reset your access. For example full name, username, email address.

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Anyone Up for a Ride?

March 15th, 2015 No comments

If you are looking for someone to ride with, post your name, date, time and location and if anyone is interested, just post your comment here, too.

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Chili Cook-Off Winners 2017

February 15th, 2015 No comments

Hottest Chili – Brandon Dicks

Prettiest Chili – Lori Burns

Sweetest Chili – Lori Burns

Most Unusual Chili – Lori Burns

BEST Chili – Burt Mason

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District 20 Events Calendar 2017

January 19th, 2015 No comments

 

ABATE DISTRICT 20 SCHEDULED EVENTS 2017                     

Lori Burns 712-899-8007

January 11th. 7:00 p.m. Officers meeting @ Jims I-29, N. Sioux City, SD

January 15th. 1:00 p.m. District meeting @ Pete’s 20th, Sioux City, IA

February 8th, LOBBY DAY

February 15th. 7:00 p.m. Officers meeting @ Ickey Nickel, Sioux City, IA

February 19th. 1:00 p.m. District meeting @ Skyline, N. Sioux City, SD

(Chili Cook-off after meeting at Skyline)

 

Saturday, March 11 – Legislative Coffee with Representative Jim Carlin When: Where: Topics to Be Discussed:  From 10:00-11:00 Garretson Room at the Morningside Branch Library 4005 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA • Tax reform • Collective Bargaining • Workers Compensation • Second Amendment • Voter ID & Other Topics….

 

March 15th. 7:00 p.m. Committee  meeting  for Heartland STEAM @ Howard Johnson’s Hotel,  Sioux City, IA

March 17th – St. Patty’s Day Parade.  Parade begins at 6:30. 

St. Patrick’s day parade information is……Line up at 3rd & Iowa at 5:45 on 3-17-17. Bring candy to throw out to the kids. Ride your bikes if the weather is nice. Hope to see you there

March 19th. 1:00 p.m. District meeting @ Bob Roes, Sioux City, IA. Heartland STEAM planning meeting afterwards.

March 24th – There will be a retirement party for Larry Reemts of Dakota Dunes CID crew hosted by his coworkers from 4 to 7 pm. It is being held at the Skyline bar in North Sioux City please attend if you can
Thank You All

April 1st, – Adopt A Street Road Clean-Up. 11;00. Meet in field behind Bed and Biscuit Doggy Day Care on Stone Park Blvd.

(No Officers Meeting before April 2nd District Meeting)

April 2nd. 1:00 p.m. District meeting @ Checkers Bar, Sioux City, IA

April 7th-8th, HEARTLAND STEAM-Sioux City, Ia. @ Howard Johnson Hotel

 

April 29th,  1:00 pm – Brothers Till the Last Breath Bike Blessing
$ 10 a bike. Food , Fun , Fire pit ,Door prizes 50/50 Drawing
1pm -4pm at BTLB Clubhouse in Le Mars ( Behind the Dairy Queen )

May 13th. VFW Benefit Fun Run. Located on Court Street. Contact Norm Greise or Brandon Dicks.

May 17th. 7:00 p.m. Officers meeting @ Boat Club, Sioux City, IA

May 21st. 1:00 p.m. District meeting @ Waddy’s, Hudson, SD

June 3rd, – Benefit Fun Run for Mid-Step Services at the Ickey Nickel

June 7th. 7:00 p.m. Officers meeting @ Boat Club, Sioux City, IA

June 11th. 1:00 p.m. District meeting @ Hummer’s, Westfield, IA

(June 11th meeting is earlier in the month because of Father’s Day)

July 12th. 7:00 p.m. Officers meeting @ Boat Club, Sioux City, IA

July 16th. 1:00 p.m. District meeting @ Hill Billy’s Bar, Alcester, SD

August 16th. 7:00 p.m. Officers meeting @ Boat Club, Sioux City. IA

August 20th. 1:00 p.m. District meeting @ Reggies, Whiting, IA

September 13th. 7:00 p.m. Officers meeting @ Skyline, N. Sioux City, SD

September 17th. 1:00 p.m. District meeting @ Connor’s, Remsen, IA

October 11th. 7:00 p.m. Officers meeting @ Skyline, N. Sioux City, SD

October 15th. 1:00 p.m. District meeting @ Eddies, Sergeant Bluff, IA

OCTOBER 28th. HALLOWEEN PARTY/ AUCTION @ JIM’S I-29

NOVEMBER (tba) IOWA STEAM 2017

November 15th. 7:00 p.m. Officers meeting @ Jims I-29, N. Sioux City, SD

November 19th. 1:00 p.m. District meeting @ Filling Station, Sioux City, IA

DECEMBER 2nd. CHRISTMAS PARTY@ JIM’S I-29

November 29th. 7: 00 p.m. Officers meeting @ Jims I-29, N. Sioux City, SD

December 3rd. 1:00 p.m. District meeting @ Jim’s I-29, N. Sioux City, SD

 

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Iowa Motorcycle Related Crashes 2012

March 29th, 2014 No comments
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Links to Politically Active Websites

May 8th, 2013 No comments

Here are a few links to check out for legislative issues:

Iowa General Assembly – https://www.legis.iowa.gov/index.aspx
Library of Congress – http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php
Biker’s Rights Online – http://www.bikersrights.com/
U.S. Defenders – http://www.usdefenders.org/Home.htm
Motorcycle Rider’s Foundation – http://www.mrf.org/
American Motorcyclist’s Association – http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com
National Write Your Congressman – http://www.nwyc.com/

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