Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Support Our D.C. Lobbying by Calling Your Reps and Senators Today

Today Alex, John, Sarah, Megan, and Katie are joining two dozen other Pennsylvania and New Jersey residents and hundreds of people from around the country on Capitol Hill to speak with their elected officials about bicycling and walking. It's part of the National Bike Summit, and one of the many ways the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is working to improve the safety and accessibility of bicycling and walking in our region.

You can help today's efforts by calling your D.C. Senators and Representatives today and encouraging them to co-sponsor these three pro-bicycling bills:
  1. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act (HR 3494 | S 1708)
  2. The Safe Streets Act (HR 2468 | S 2004)
  3. The New Opportunities for Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure Financing Act (HR 3978)
You can learn what the first two bills do in the graphics embedded below.  A factsheet for the third bill is here.

Contact info for your elected officials:
  • Sen. Bob Casey (PA): DC Office: 202-224-6324
  • Sen. Pat Toomey (PA): DC Office: 202-224-4254
  • Sen. Cory Booker (NJ): DC Office: 202-224-3224
  • Sen. Robert Menendez (NJ): DC Office: 202-224-4744
  • Find the contact info for your U.S. Representative using this razzle dazzle fancy Internet website contraption machine.
Imagine sitting at home, pondering dinner, and feeling like you haven't ordered pizza in who-knows-how-long. Then simultaneously one friend shows up at your door suggesting you order some pizza, while another friend calls you on the phone asking if you'd like to order some pizza tonight.

That's the effect we're striving to have on our elected officials today. But replace "pizza" with "co-sponsoring legislation that makes bicycling safer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey."

Two fact sheets about bicycling in Pennsylvania and the bills to help it:
This is the document we're handing to PA and NJ Senators
and Representatives today in D.C. (click to embiggen)

And this is the second page of that document! (click to embiggen)

Support Alex, John, Sarah, Megan, Katie, and your neighbors and friends who are meeting today with lawmakers and their staffs.

Call your congressional offices and ask that your senators and representatives co-sponsor these three bills.