Friends of Transit: Getting There Together Weekly

February 20, 2009

The Ego Edition

Folks,

Repeat after me: “I, (state your name), am the most critical person working on the Silver Line Millage.”

One more time in case you were slightly distracted by the responsibility that comes with such a phrase:

“I, (state your name), am the most critical person working on the Silver Line Millage.”

The truth of this statement cannot be underestimated. Every “me” who is reading this must grasp a hold of this reality and act with the urgency and import that the current situation warrants. I know you are well aware of the economic situation of our community, state, nation and world. This dismal backdrop will make our work over the next two months even harder as we work to convince voters to say, “Yes,” to the next generation of public transportation service on our streets. And we only have two months(!) to convince our friends and neighbors that a “Yes” vote is really in our economic self interest.

But, today, it’s not about “our friends and family,” it’s about “me.”

So the first thing you, err, the “me” reading this needs to do is ENDORSE the Silver Line Millage.  Just head to the rapidyes.org and download the support form, sign it and send it in: http://www.rapidyes.org/FOT-2009-support-form.pdf.  Think how cool it will be to have your name on the campaign website and on our materials which will be mailed out.  Check out what fine company you will be joining (list of endorsers).  I think your ego will respond positively to seeing your name in print!

Next, all of us “me’s” need to LEARN more about the Silver Line and we have a great opportunity for you.  Mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 10, 12:00 to 12:50pm at LaGrave Christian Reformed Church (107 LaGrave SE).  We held a similar session two years ago and folks found the time well spent.  Our agenda will give “me” the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the Silver Line – what’s “bus rapid transit” and how will it impact our community.
  • Learn how it’s legal for your non-profit organization or corporation to be actively involved in the campaign.
  • Learn how to be involved in the campaign.

Finally, VOLUNTEER!  As you fill out your endorsement form, make sure you are checking the various boxes on that form to offer your time and energy on behalf of the campaign.  Do not think your contribution would be too small and dismiss it.  Remember, “I (state your name), am the most critical person working on the Silver Line Millage.”

To continue the subliminal Animal House theme, “Let’s do it!”
All for today.
 
Dave
RapidYes.org
P.S.  Don’t forget to check out the Silver Line and Friends of Transit Facebook fan sites!

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2 Comments »

  1. Folks,

    Just hoping that you take an opportunity to share your words and thougths with mine. GTT Weekly has now gone interactive! Yee-haw!

    Dave

    Comment by David Bulkowski — February 27, 2009 @ 5:13 am

  2. Hi Dave, I think that this is the perfect topic for an article in the Eastown Access. They’re always looking for articles. There are probably other neighborhood association papers that would also be interested.

    Comment by Mary Sue Stegehuis — February 28, 2009 @ 2:23 pm


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