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Metra Riders: Contact Your State Reps

By Margaret Lyons in News on Oct 31, 2007 6:40PM


Are you going to be on the Metra tonight? Can you abuse your office supplies? Then print out some fliers and get to it, already!

Matt from SpudArt put together this highly informative flier (.pdf) for Metra riders — or anyone concerned about Friday's transit vote. "All the Reps in Chicago voted in favor of bill SB572," he writes, "So what good does it do to email your rep who is already gonna vote to pass the funding? The key is the Reps in suburban Chicago who did not vote for the bill the last time it came around in September." Hours of infomania later, he discovered that seven representatives from districts along the Elgin/Big Timber line voted against the bill the first time around. So he compiled their info and is hoping their constituents can take the next step.

So distribute this flier at will, send that e-mail, or make that phone call. Tick tick tick.

Metra shot by Andy Marfia.