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ABATE of WA: Black Thursday

By Brian Lange It isn’t unusual when speaking to someone about ABATE or our annual legislative event Black Thursday, to hear them say; “Oh yeah…ABATE…you’re the helmet guys.” While ABATE (A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments) was originally formed to fight bureaucratic overreach that restricted citizens’ freedom of choice, today ABATE is about much more than just being “the helmet guys.” ...

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Black Thursday

By Brian Lange, Legislative Affairs Officer, ABATE of Washington Photos by Brian Lange/ABATE of WA By the time you read this, ABATE of Washington’s annual ‘Black Thursday’ legislative advocacy day January 17th at the Capitol in Olympia will already have gone successfully into the history books.  For nearly forty years ABATE of Washington has gone to the Capitol and fought ...

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Black Thursday at the Washington State Capitol

By Brian Lange. Photos by Jack Ottoway & Gabriel Garcia    ABATE of Washington held its annual legislative event Black Thursday again this year on January 18th. What is ABATE, and what is Black Thursday you ask? Well, I’ll tell you. ABATE of Washington is the largest motorcycle rights organization in the state of Washington. We believe that no matter what ...

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