The League is currently hosting the 2013 National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. — showing Congress that Bicycling Means Business.
Maybe you’re here in D.C. with us, defying the snowy weather. 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. (Image credit: Brian Palmer)
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 representatives and let them know that, 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 to sign the letter for a performance measure for bicycle safety.Here are the official “ask” tweets you can use:
.[@RepresentativeX] Pls sign the letter to set bike safety goals #nbs13
.[@SenatorX] Pls support the confirmation of Sally Jewell for Sec of Interior #nbs13
(Don’t forget the period at the start, if you want the public to see. Without it, only your member will see the message.)
It may feel like one tweet to you, but it makes a big difference. Thank you for your help in advancing bike safety!
Liz MurphyMs. Murphy joined the League in January 2013. She previously worked as a reporter covering the Justice Department. Liz has journalism and women's studies degrees from Penn State University. She commutes to work on her bright red bike daily.