Fwd: Action Alert - GOVERNOR PLANS TO VETO SAFE PASSING BILL TODAY

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Monica Leo

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Jun 19, 2009, 4:03:44 PM6/19/09
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I called and got right through.  There was no waiting.  Just took a few seconds to go on record in support of the bill and against the veto.  Please take a minute to call.

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Date: Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 2:24 PM
Subject: Action Alert - GOVERNOR PLANS TO VETO SAFE PASSING BILL TODAY
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Action Alert
Safe Passing
ACTION ALERT:
GOVERNOR PLANS TO VETO SAFE PASSING BILL TODAY

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Dear Fellow Texas Cyclists,

Every cyclist in Texas must call Governor Perry today and insist that he allow SB 488 to pass!

The governor mistakenly thinks that the bill puts all of the responsibility on the motorist. There might be time to save the bill if you hurry and make the calls.

This is the most important call we have ever asked you to make.
Our lives depend on it.


BikeTexas was notified at 12:30 pm CST that Governor Perry plans to veto the Safe Passing Bill. This veto can happen within the next couple of hours TODAY. We need every cyclist in Texas to call NOW and tell the Governor to pass SB 488.  More than 1000 vulnerable road users in Texas die every year. This bill will save lives!

You must give the bill number.

CALL both phone NUMBERS
(512)463-4375
(512) 463-2000 Governor's main switchboard until 5pm

Let's Light Up The Grassroots.
CALL NOW!!

Supporting Organizations include:

American Automobile Association (AAA)
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Texas Motorcycle Rights Association (TMRA)
12 Senator and Representative Co-Authors

Bill Language
http://www.biketexas.org/content/view/1115/881/


Sincerely,
Robin Stallings
Executive Director



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Monte Morast

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Jun 19, 2009, 4:20:35 PM6/19/09
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Called and registered support for the bill.
 
Monte

Wes Robinson

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Jun 19, 2009, 4:32:42 PM6/19/09
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I had no trouble getting right through either. The call took less than
a minute. However, you may also want to register your support for SB
488 with a formal e-mail to the governor, which you may do here, but I
would call first because of the time sensitive nature of this matter:


http://governor.state.tx.us/contact/


Wes Robinson

Wes Robinson

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Jun 19, 2009, 4:28:01 PM6/19/09
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Leslie Luciano

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Jun 20, 2009, 2:56:32 PM6/20/09
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Too late. No special session before the 22nd No chance for veto override. Bully tactics--again. "For the people" appears not to apply. Check out Perry's veto numbers over the years. The previous Gov did not fare much better. Votes matter folks. Check out our courts and the board of regents. AND Bills vetoed.. If you haven't joined Bike Texas you should. Numbers speak to accountability. Let's put our energy into a unified cycling community and go from there. Our diversity is a strength. .
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Leslie Luciano
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PASSING BILL TODAY


Dora Smith

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Jun 20, 2009, 4:52:07 PM6/20/09
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Useless - Perry was born with a hole in his head.
 
Yours,
Dora Smith
Austin, TX
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Monica

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Jun 22, 2009, 10:24:28 AM6/22/09
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Were there groups/individuals who were actively lobbying the governor
to veto this bill? I just don't understand why he would do this
unless there was some substantial political support to be gained.

On Jun 20, 1:56 pm, "Leslie Luciano" <lluci...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Too late. No special session before the 22nd  No chance for veto override. Bully tactics--again. "For the people" appears not to apply. Check out Perry's veto numbers over the years. The previous Gov did not fare much better. Votes matter folks. Check out our courts and the board of regents. AND Bills vetoed.. If you haven't joined Bike Texas you should. Numbers speak to accountability. Let's put our energy into a unified cycling community and go from there. Our diversity is a strength. .
> --
> Leslie Luciano
> lluci...@gmail.com
>
> Sent via BlackBerry
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>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wes Robinson <wes6...@gmail.com>
>
> Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 13:32:42
> To: ACA-list<aca-...@googlegroups.com>
> Subject: [ACA-List] Re: Fwd: Action Alert - GOVERNOR PLANS TO VETO SAFE
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>  PASSING BILL  TODAY
>
> I had no trouble getting right through either. The call took less than
> a minute. However, you may also want to register your support for SB
> 488 with a formal e-mail to the governor, which you may do here, but I
> would call first because of the time sensitive nature of this matter:
>
> http://governor.state.tx.us/contact/
>
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Ron & the bears

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Jun 22, 2009, 10:30:23 AM6/22/09
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Insurance companies or some other large player with lots of power and money?
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Wes Robinson

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Jun 22, 2009, 10:48:05 AM6/22/09
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I usually try not to be a cynic, but could it be law enforcement not
wanting to have to enforce it, or at least not wanting to be held
accountable for having to enforce it? I just can't figure out who this
veto benefits.

Wes Robinson

Leslie Luciano

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Jun 22, 2009, 2:46:26 PM6/22/09
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I've attached an open records request that was hand delivered to the Gov's office this morning.  We'll know in 10 days.  I don't think it is the APD.  They really are making an effort to partner with our community. Baby steps, I know, but babies do run eventually.  It's not going to improve with them overnight.  If anyone is interested in "coming to the table" with the APD in the near future, send me your contact info so I can forward that information to them.  They just sent me a request for "interested participants" this morning.
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Leslie Luciano
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lesl...@bicyclesportshop.com

"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living". ---Nelson Mandela
records request.doc

Monica

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Jun 23, 2009, 12:45:11 PM6/23/09
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An open records request is an excellent idea. Thank you, Leslie, for
taking the lead on that.
> lluci...@gmail.com
> lesli...@bicyclesportshop.com
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> "There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that
> is less than the one you are capable of living". ---Nelson Mandela
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>  records request.doc
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Daniel Norton

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Jun 23, 2009, 1:36:45 PM6/23/09
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On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 1:46 PM, Leslie Luciano <lluc...@gmail.com> wrote:
I've attached an open records request that was hand delivered to the Gov's office this morning.  We'll know in 10 days.

Thanks, Leslie, for taking the initiative on this. We look forward to seeing what you learn.

Here's a Statesman blog entry about Leslie's request: http://tbik.org/BvWht

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Daniel
www.texbike.org

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