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A message from Transportation for America

Exciting news: The climate and clean energy legislation unveiled in the Senate today puts a strong emphasis on planning for and investing in clean transportation options. We applaud the authors of The American Power Act, John Kerry and Joe Lieberman, for advancing this critical piece of legislation that invests in our transportation infrastructure while delivering a win both for energy independence and climate protection.

Now the special interests that oppose clean transportation are going to pull out all the stops.

Please pick up the phone right now and make sure your senators know that you support the climate legislation because it invests in clean transportation options and will reduce emissions from the transportation sector. It will only take a few minutes, but your call could make a huge difference.

Here's all you have to do:

  1. Call your senators right now by dialing the Senate Switchboard at (202) 224-3121. Tell the operator where you're calling from to be connected to either of your senators.
  2. Let the staff person answering the phone know your name and where you're calling from - then say, "I'm calling because I support the climate change legislation that was introduced today. I support the reductions in transportation emissions and investments in clean transportation options. I strongly urge the senator to support this bill."
  3. Pick up the phone one more time. Call the switchboard at (202) 224-3121, ask to be connected to your other senator and leave the same message.
  4. Then, report your calls back to us, so we can follow up directly with your senators and increase your impact.

Interest groups that have been fighting against clean transportation are going to be mad - they'll fight this legislation every step of the way. We have to speak up loud and fast to counter their influence.

Please, call your senators today and let them know that you support this climate change bill because it invests in clean transportation and reduces emissions while beginning the critical task of rebuilding and modernizing our transportation network!

Thank you for all your help.

Sincerely,

Ilana Preuss

National Outreach Director

Transportation for America

About the author

Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia.  Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration.  As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.



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