National Day of Calls to Stop HR7
(American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act)

February 9, 2012
APRIL Members and Friends,
We need your help today!

It’s time to stop the House transportation bill: HR7
This bill would eliminate dedicated funding for public transportation and the tiny amount of funding that helps make dangerous streets and roads safer for children, pedestrians, bicyclists and people with disabilities; and it does not go far enough to fix our bridges, to provide people more options for getting around, or to put Americans back to work at this critical time.
With the House planning to vote on this bill any day now, we need to send a message loud and clear that the House must scrap this bad bill and start over.

We’re joining with other groups and thousands of other people today for a national day of calls to defeat HR 7. Can you take a moment and call to your representatives? It only takes a moment and will make a big impact. Simply call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to speak to your representative and use the script below. If your Representative is not available, leave your message with the person in their office who answers the phone or you can ask to speak to the legislative associate who handles transportation.

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I live in [PLACE]. I’m calling to ask Representative [NAME] to vote “NO” on HR 7, the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act.

This bill would eliminate dedicated funding for public transportation and deprive my community of the tiny amount of funding that helps make our dangerous streets and roads safer for children, pedestrian, bicyclists and people with disabilities. It does not do enough to fix our bridges and roads or provide people more options for getting around. It also does too little to put Americans back to work at this difficult time and create the jobs we desperately need.

We desperately do need an updated federal transportation bill, but this proposal advanced by the House is not it. Thank you for your time.

Please make your call today!

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