Transit rally for Milwaukee this Saturday 5 Dec

From my tireless (literally!) neighbor and neighborhood advocate Bill Sell:

ALL HANDS ON DECK
FOURTH AND GOAL WE NEED A TOUCHDOWN
FOUL CALLED, WE HAVE THE BALL NEAR OUR OWN BASKET
THE SURGE WE CAN WIN
TAKING SCOTT WALKER TO TASK FOR MIS-MANAGING OUR BUS SYSTEM

A plea from our tireless Transit Rally organizers. WE NEED HELP

Phone banking. We will send you a list and script. CALLING friendlies.

Staff the Rally, handing out signs and lit, collect signatures (we need to know in advance we can count on you). Rally starts at 1 pm; volunteers arrive 12 or 12:30 please

Sign-making party Thursday or Friday.

Please let me know by email and I will connect you.

Lotsa hands make little work

Saturday, December 5
1:00 PM
Veterans Memorial Park
http://bit.ly/VMParkMap
National Avenue at 70th St. West Allis, WI

thank YOU
Bill Sell


And this is from my compatriot Chris Liebenthal of Milwaukee County First:


If you were not already aware, the feds have told the State of Wisconsin that the only way they would approve money for the KRM is if the transit systems in Milwaukee, Kenosha and Racine Counties have already been stabilized.

Word is that the state legislature has been hard at work to get this done, included a dedicated one half cent sales tax for Milwaukee County Transit. However, many Milwaukee-based representatives and senators, especially those based in the suburban areas of Milwaukee County, are developing cold feet towards passing this essential bill.

Without a dedicated funding transit, the regional economy will suffer and people will not be able to get to work, to the store, or to school.

To make sure that the state politicians know that we are still in favor of the sales tax, which we passed in a referendum more than a year ago, there will be a rally to support Transit this Saturday, December 5th. The rally will be at 1 pm at Veterans Memorial Park in West Allis, located on the corner of 70th and Greenfield.

Please attend, as that the more there are of us, the louder our voices will be.

And if anyone is able and interested in helping collecting signatures on our petitions, please email us at info@milwaukeecountyfirst.com.

See you Saturday,

Chris Liebenthal
Chair, Milwaukee County First


I for one will do my darndest to be there.

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.