Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 19:15:19 -0700
From: Strategy Center email@example.com>
Subject: BRU Urgent Action: Make Phone Call to New Mayor
FulfillCampaign Promise to BRU
Ask Mayor Elect Jim Hahn to fulfill his promise for 350
buses and to drop MTA's appeal!
Using the speaking points below, call Mayor Elect Jim
Hahn's office TODAY! In the next week, we are reminding
Jim Hahn of his campaign promise to buy 350 buses and to
drop MTA's appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court and asking
him to meet with the BRU in the next week to work on
plans to meet that promise. The current MTA board has been
openly defiant of the Consent Decree, asking the court to
terminate it completely-now, more than ever, we need a
breakthrough to shift the direction of the MTA board.
Help generate pressure in the next week to get Jim Hahn
moving on his campaign promise and to push him to introduce
a motion for the buses by the July or August MTA Board
Talking points for calls & letters to Mayor Elect Jim
· Introduce yourself.
· Congratulations on your victory; thank you for
promising to buy the 350 buses, to drop the appeal to the 9th
Circuit, and to appoint a bus rider to the MTA board.
· I'm calling to find out what your plan is to get the
MTA board to vote to buy the 350 buses and to drop the
appeal of the Consent Decree.
· Have you met with the leaders from the BRU since the
election to work on this plan? If not, I urge you to set
up a meeting with Eric Mann and Barbara Lott-Holland of
the BRU within a week.
· I assume that your pledge to appoint a bus rider to
the MTA board means you will appoint a member of the Bus
Riders Union in order to have someone most committed to
the needs of transit dependent bus riders in LA county on
Email us firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 213-387-2800 to
tell us that you called Jim Hahn.
Mayor Elect James Hahn:
18553 Ventura Blvd.
Tarzana, CA 91356-4101