Urge Your Representative to Support Safe Routes To Schools
House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) has targeted the federal
Safe Routes to School program established under the 2005 Federal
Surface Transportation Bill (SAFETEA-LU) as wasteful government
spending in his weekly “YouCut program”.
Each week representative Cantor asks people to vote for which of five
options they would cut from the federal budget. Republicans then hold
a floor vote in the House of Representatives to try to eliminate the
program that gets the most votes.
This week, the federal Safe Routes to School program is one of
Rep. Cantor’s targets. He argues that SRTS duplicates other
bicycling and walking programs, and that bicycling and walking
infrastructure is a local government responsibility. We need your
help making sure that Members of Congress understand the
value of Safe Routes to School and support it.
Please take a few minutes to send a message to your Member
of Congress to ask them to vote against any effort to cut Safe
Routes to School.