Thursday, January 22, 2009

Action Alert

Contact Rep. Tim Holden via email or letter.

2009 is a critical year for bicyclists at the federal level. The U.S. transportation law must be reauthorized. If we want pedestrian and bicycling accommodations to remain part of the transportation mix, we need to inform our PA congressional delegation now and keep reminding them.

Ed and Pat Krebs from the LVBC met with Rep. Holden in January and provided a letter to explain what our issues are. They worked with the League of American Bicyclists’ lobbyist to obtain information and assistance. Their letter is available for you to read and use as a guide for your own email or letter. Personalizing is important. We are very fortunate that Tim is on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the SubCommittee on Highways and Transit. In addition, there are six additional Pennsylvania Congressmen on the Transportation Committee. Our PA delegation includes 19 House members and our two U.S. Senators, Casey and Specter. Our senators also need to receive a similar message from us.

We all have the responsibility to communicate our perspectives and our legislative interests to our Representatives and Senators in the U.S. Congress. They do listen to their constituents.

Berks County Office
4918 Kutztown Road Temple, PA 19560
Phone: (610) 921-3502 FAX: (610) 921-3504

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