Take free bus to Springfield for transit lobbying
Sing up now to join mass transit advocates on a free bus to Springfield Wednesday, July 25, to lobby legislators.
From the Center for Neighborhood Technology:
On Wednesday July 11th, transit advocates from Northeastern Illinois including the Transit Riders’ Alliance, the Center for Neighborhood Technology, Illinois Public Interest Research Group, Metro Seniors In Action, and Progressive Public Affairs traveled to Springfield to lobby in support of transit funding. Those in attendance spoke with 20 Senators and 25 Representatives, and while few were opposed to additional transit funding, many were not fully informed about the situation. Like everything else in Springfield, transit has taken a backseat to the budget and has not received the attention it is due.
That’s why we’re headed back to Springfield for another…
Transit Lobby Day
Wednesday, July 25th
FREE BUS FROM DOWNTOWN CHICAGO PROVIDED! (RSVP required)
And as the end of July approaches, it is a crucial time to remind the General Assembly and the Governor that the transit crisis must be resolved before session is adjourned. For this lobby day we will have a free bus to take us to Springfield in the morning and return us that same evening. The bus will leave from downtown Chicago (exact location TBA) at 6:30 AM and return at 9 PM. Please plan on joining us for this very important day! If you are new to lobbying, we will provide tips on how to talk to legislators, materials to give them, and the best places to find them.
For questions or to RSVP, please contact Emily Metz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-269-4070.
When you call, please explain that you heard about the lobby day from the Transit Riders’ Alliance.