Tuesday, Oct. 12 is our annual fundraiser for Cascade's political action committee, the recently-renamed Bike PAC. We are excited to be joined by Congressman Jay Inslee of Washington's First District. While CBC has not yet endorsed any federal candidates, we can certainly highlight his accomplishments.
In addition to being an STP and Chilly Hilly rider, Rep. Inslee was one of the first sponsors of the National Transportation Objectives Act. This bill sets goals to triple walking, biking, and public transportation use while reducing traffic crashes by 50%. It also establishes a vision to: "provide a 21st century vision for the national surface transportation system, including to promote energy efficiency and achieve energy security, ensure environmental protection and safety for all transportation users, improve economic competitiveness and transportation system conditions, and provide equal access to transportation in urban, suburban, and rural communities.."
Perhaps best known for their work on clean energy solutions, Rep. Inslee's exemplary staff has also cooperated with local governments and constituents in north King, Snohomish and Kitsap counties to leverage competitive federal dollars for walking, biking and transportation safety projects.
But more than our special guest, this event is about electing Cascade's 50 endorsed candidates to the state legislature and county council. Come hear how you can make a difference in this year's election and get a preview of our legislative agenda for the session beginning next January in Olympia.
Evening to support BikePAC
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
South Lake Union Discovery Center
101 Westlake Avenue North
(corner of Denny and Westlake in Seattle)
Suggested donation: $50
firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 957-0689.
There is a suggested contribution of $50 - but if this is a barrier from you, do not let it hold you back from participating! Your contribution will go toward electing pro-bike policymakers in the November 2nd election. Ballots will be mailed the day after our fundraiser - what's it worth to you to have bike-friendly representatives? Please give what you can. We will pool our resources and focus them where they can help put competitive candidates over the top.
And if you are on Facebook, please share this event with your friends. Thank you!
All funds solicited in connection with this event are by BikePAC, and not by Jay Inslee.
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