Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Speak up for walking - join us Thursday or call in.

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Join Us Or Call In To Get Beacon Hill Moving!

By Price Armstrong
The day is almost here. Thursday, May 17th, advocates from around the state are going to come to Boston, urging their legislators to make biking and walking a priority. If you are interested in coming to the Summit, our RSVP system has closed, but feel free to join us as a drop in guest. We also have some exciting news, so please read below for a few updates.

Keynote Speaker Aaron Naparstek

We are pleased to announce that Aaron Naparstek, founder and former editor-in-chief of StreetsBlog, will be giving a lunchtime presentation on the power of local advocates to improve their communities. He is currently a Loeb Fellow at Harvard and has a wealth of experience as a livable streets advocate and community organizer. You can read more about him here.
Virtual Lobby Day
For those of you who can't make it to the event, we will be holding a virtual lobby day. Call in or email your legislators urging them to support our bills under consideration, listed above. We will send out an action alert the morning-of with more information, so stay tuned. Don't know who your legislator is? Find out here.

Event Details

Where: Massachusetts State House, Nurses' Hall, Boston
When: Thursday, May 17th 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The Schedule:
  • Before you arrive: Call in to your state legislators' offices to set up a meeting time.
  • 10:00 – 12:00 PM: Check in at Nurses' Hall, get materials and tips, and meet with your legislators.
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM: Come back to Nurses' Hall for lunch and a quick presentation.
If you have any questions, email or call (617) 367-9255.
Help us get Beacon Hill moving, donate online today, or send your generous donation to WalkBoston at 45 School Street, Boston, MA, 02108

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