Dear Friends & Members:
Listen y’all. Word on Austin’s Capitol Hill is that phone calls from citizens across the state are having an effect. Reporter, Peggy Fikac, says we’re “raising a ruckus”, and gave this report here.
Legislators are very uneasy about passing Perry’s third item to reauthorize TxDOT to do private toll road deals, which might include the Trans-Texas Corridor. They also really don’t want the public to know they are planning to use even more state pension and retirement funds to prop up these risky toll deals. (Rep. Liebowitz will be introducing an amendment tomorrow to SB 1 to eliminate pension funds from the SB 1.)
Tomorrow the Legislature is going to have to come to or stand up to papa (Rick Perry).
Keep up the pressure. Call in tomorrow and tell them no to the Corridor, no to privatizing and selling off our highways to the lowest bidder, and no to using pension and retirement funds to prop up risky toll road deals.
The Capitol Switchboard number is 512-463-4630. They will send folks to their appropriate Representative.
Got questions? Feel free to email me or call me tomorrow.
Thanks to the many people who contributed to help get the word out across Texas. Tomorrow we will finish reaching hundreds of thousands of people, focused on areas most affected by the Trans-Texas Corridor.
WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT SO MUCH (especially in today’s economy)!
Don’t let up on those guys and gals in the lege — they work for you!