Maybe you’re here with us in Washington, D.C., at the 2012 National Bike Summit. Maybe you weren’t able to make it — but you still want to be involved.
Either way, make sure Congress hears bicyclists’ voices loud and clear today.
If you’re here at the Summit, we appreciate the time and energy you’re putting into Lobby Day today. For those of you at home, we want to make sure you’re in on the fun. Tweet your members of Congress and let them know, just because you can’t be in Washington, doesn’t mean you don’t care about bicycling.
Find your elected officials’ Twitter handle at www.tweetcongress.org, and tell them you bike and you vote!
Here are some sample tweets you can use:
Hey [@RepresentativeX]: #ibikeivote, Support clean extension of the transpo bill and Petri amend #nbs12
Hey [@SenatorX]: #ibikeivote, Pls support clean extension of the transportation bill #nbs12
Hey [@RepresentativeX]: Remember the freedom of ur first #bike? Support bike funding in the #transportation bill! #ibikeivote #nbs12
It may feel like one tweet to you, but it makes a big difference. Thank you for your help to Save Cycling!
Carolyn SzczepanskiCarolyn joined the League in March 2012, after two years at the Alliance for Biking & Walking. In addition to managing the League's blog, magazine and other communications, Carolyn organized the first National Women's Bicycling Summit and launched the League's newest program: Women Bike. Before she crossed over to advocacy, she was a professional journalist for nearly 10 years.