The ABATE Mission
ABATE is a political grassroots organization invested in protecting the rights of all motorcyclist and those interested in motorcycling.
A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education. ABATE of Illinois is organized for charitable, educational, civic, benevolent, social, and athletic purposes, including such purposes as the promotion of motorcycle use, acceptance, safety, and enjoyment. Said purposes include promoting of motorcycle interests of the corporation’s members and affiliates. Said corporation is further organized to undertake such interactions, including lobbying and litigation support, with various governmental bodies as may be necessary or desirable to promote the motorcycling interests of the corporation’s members and affiliates.
So says the beginning of our Bylaws; but what does that mean? The bottom line is, ABATE is a Motorcyclist Rights Organization. We do charitable work to promote motorcycling and a positive image of motorcyclists. We educate our members on the merits of taking motorcycle safety courses. We educate anyone who will listen to be aware of motorcycles on the road through individual effort and our Safety and Education program. We educate legislators that laws which discriminate against motorcyclists and motorcycling are unacceptable. We encourage all ABATE members to be registered and active voters. We also believe that all citizens should be active in their communities.