The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Every 30 hours, someone is killed in a car crash in NYC. Every 10 seconds, a New Yorker suffers a traffic related injury. Five NYC children are hit by cars daily.
And every one of these victims has family and friends that have been forever affected.
Families For Safe Streets is a grassroots organization made up of family members of people killed or seriously injured on our streets. Only three months old, Families has already gained significant traction by telling their stories and focusing on the speed limit and speed cameras. This new group is speaking with unparalleled moral authority about the urgent need to change the culture of speed and death on our streets.
Bills in Albany have been introduced: State Senator Dilan’s bill # 6496, and Assembly Member O’Donnell’s bill #8478 would give NYC the right to set its limit as low as 20 mph. Assembly Speaker Silver is sponsoring a bill to allow New York City a total of 160 life-saving speed cameras.
We have a great shot at getting both. We can make our own magic happen, right here in NYC, but it will take work, and we need your help.
Families For Safe Streets and its supporters are planning a
Day of Action
Tuesday , May 6, 2014
The day will include a press conference on the steps of the Capitol, lobbying for more co-signers of the bills, and delivering a 20 mph coalition letter -attached- with thousands of signatures.
PLEASE join us on May 6 and BRING your friends. We will have buses leaving from Manhattan (near Grand Central) and Brooklyn (near Atlantic Center). Buses will return by 6 pm and I am told that there will be an earlier return bus as well for those that are bringing kids. Kids are welcome!
You can reserve seats for your friends and family, or buy extra tickets as a donation in support of the campaign for a 20 mph speed limit.
RSVP for Albany: http://tinyurl.com/kgtd2jp
20 mph petition: http://tinyurl.com/m4j54qc
Thanks. I hope to see you on the bus.