Thursday, July 3, 2014

Contact your US senators TODAY to stop the attack on trails!

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) wants to eliminate federal funding for trails, walking and biking, and we need your help to stop him! Last week, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy sent an alert asking people to write to their Senators to save funding for the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)—and already, nearly 5,000 people like you have taken action!

There's still time to speak out before a vote!

Click here to use this EASY form to tell your Senators to vote against eliminating funding for the Transportation Alternatives Program!

Once you fill out the form, if you're here in Ohio, it will automatically go to Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH). Unfortunately, you'll have to fill out a separate form to send a note to Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), but the RTC web page makes that very easy.

In his opening statement, Sen. Toomey said that places for walking and biking were “terrific to have,” but he also called them “unnecessary spending” of federal funds. We beg to differ! Every day, millions of Americans walk and bike or use a trail to get to work or school, go shopping, visit the doctor, or see friends and family.

Now is the perfect time to let your elected officials hear from you. Write your senators and tell them walking and biking are important to you!

Thanks for doing all you can to save funding for trails, walking and biking in your state—and across the country!

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