Prepare for national day of calls tomorrow to oppose House transportation bill (Thursday, Feb. 9)February 8, 2012
By Stephen Lee Davis
Tomorrow, February 9, we’re coordinating with hundreds of other groups across the country to generate a day of calls up to the House of Representatives urging them to vote “NO” on the House transportation bill, H.R. 7.
So get ready, folks.
We’ll be sending out an alert to many of you tomorrow morning, as well as posting all the information right here you’ll need to call your representative and tell them about the destructive impacts H.R. 7 would have on our local communities.
In the meantime today, if you haven’t already, send an email (or another one!) to your representative here.
If you’re just walking into the room, the House transportation bill has been pieced together in committee and is heading for the floor for debate and votes in the coming week. It’s a bill that takes far too many steps in the wrong direction (ie, backwards), failing to help build the 21st Century transportation system America needs. This bill:
- Eliminates all dedicated funding for public transportation, leaving millions of riders already faced with service cuts and fare increases out in the cold.
- Fails to do enough to create jobs and put Americans back to work, also threatening millions of current transit, construction and manufacturing jobs.
- Ends the tiny amount of funding that helps make dangerous streets and roads safer for children, as well as others on foot or bike.
- Does not go far enough ensure that we fix our bridges and roads.