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Step away from the computer and pick up the phone TODAY
Posted By Tina Grady Barbaccia On December 10, 2009 @ 11:38 am In The Roadologist | No Comments
Just pick up the phone. You know you can do it. Step away from the computer and do things what has become “the old-fashioned way.”
Use your voice and make it heard today as part of the Transportation Construction Coalition’s (TCC) phone blitz to Congress. The TCC has organized a nationwide call-in TODAY, Dec. 10, to urge Congressional action on a highway reauthorization bill.
I know we keep repeating this, but our nation’s infrastructure is in a sad state. It’s old and at capacity. And in a time with a fledgling economy, we need our infrastructure at its best to foster, economic growth, global competitiveness, and even the safety of our families.
The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), which is a part of the TCC, notes in its nationwide call-in PR: “Although Congress is embroiled in other high profile issues such as health care, senators and representatives must be reminded that this national imperative cannot be ignored.
“They need to address this crisis NOW. The first step they can take is to extend the expired Highway and Transit program authorization and get to work on passing a well-funded, multi-year bill. In visits by TCC members on Capitol Hill, members of Congress report they are not hearing from people at home. They need to hear from you TODAY!”
So just do it. Use your fingers and dial Congress.
A toll-free number has been set up to allow calls directly to the offices of your senators and representative at 888-448-2782.
The TCC notes that while e-mail and letters are helpful, phone calls require an individual to answer and to make note of why you are calling.
The coalition also says not to be discouraged if you received a busy signal and to keep trying.
Congressional offices are being overwhelmed by calls on the health care bill so if you receive a busy signal, please keep trying until you get through and can deliver your message.
The TCC is callers to make the following points:
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 A downloadble PDF of the letter can be viewed here.: http://www.nssga.org/government/TCCstateletter.pdf
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