31 March 2009

HALT the HIKE! Its NOT too late to SPEAK OUT!

March 31, 2009.

Dear Fellow Americans,

It's NOT too late.

I'm sure you've heard that the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) voted last week to raise fares by at least 25% on New York City subways, buses, Metro North and the Long Island Railroad.

They took this step because our state legislators in Albany failed to pass an alternative that would solve the MTA's budget crisis without these painful fare increases.
Luckily, there's still time to halt the hike. If Albany can get its act together before May 31 (when the higher fares go into effect), they can prevent this crushing blow to New Yorkers already struggling with the economic downturn.

The clock is ticking, and your voice can make the difference. Here's how you can help:

1. Go to www.HaltTheHike.org and tell your legislators to save transit riders and halt the hike!

2. Download our Halt the Hike poster. It's available at HaltTheHike.org. Print it out and post it at your workplace, your apartment building, your co-op message board -- anywhere others will see it and take action too.

3. Send us photos of creative (but legal) places you've put up the poster -- we'll post the best images on our site. Submit by replying to this email.
Again, there's still time to stop these fare increases, if enough New Yorkers pressure our state legislators to act. Visit www.HaltTheHike.org.

Charles, Dan, & Bryan

Working Families Party

P.S. Albany's failure to act by May 31 will also mean elimination of the W and Z trains, 35 NYC bus lines, and serious cutbacks in service everywhere else. If your public transit service is bad enough already, take action at www.HaltTheHike.org today!

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