Tracking Progress believes that community transformation is predicated on the mobilization of stakeholders and residents. In order for this local human enterprise to truly succeed we depend on the time, energy, and ideas of real people living their real lives. As part of this commitment to an authentic perspective on our community we need information about you and the people you know. This campaign to save public transit can only survive if those who are most involved – the employees of Metro St. Louis and those relying on public transit to maintain their livelihoods – are at the critical ground-level and willing to provide their ideas and endurance to the cause. One of the most important steps to this is joining the Pro-Transit groups on Facebook, we have provided those groups at the bottom of this post. Our struggle to save public transit can only be successful if it is fueled by the shared strength of those involved, therefore, we ask that you take five minutes and provide us with some information about yourself and how you believe you fit into the current MOVE 2010 Campaign. After completing our short survey you only need press submit and we’ll have all the information you’ve carefully supplied. In the coming days and weeks, as we move closer to the April election, we will call on you to be responsible for the future of our community. We hope, when that time comes, you answer the call.
Tracking Progress has provided two options for working to ensure the survival of public transit in St. Louis. The first option is online, which can be accessed by pressing the following link – SAVE PUBLIC TRANSIT ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE – this link allows you to supply your personal information in an effort to build a strong group of volunteers and activists. Our other option, which is a printable document, can be accessed by pressing this link – SAVE PUBLIC TRANSIT QUESTIONNAIRE - this link allows you to not only supply your information but also lets you give the form to your friends, coworkers, and family in an effort to further strengthen the pro-public transit campaign. We believe that this struggle to save transit in St. Louis depends on the ability of this community to move as one, to move as a whole towards a better future. That future can only be realized if each and every one of us is willing to put the time and effort in to work for the passing of public transit funding on April 6, 2010.
You can also get involved by joining one of the Facebook sites for Pro-Transit in St. Louis, these can be found by pressing one or both of these links: VOTE YES FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT and RESTORE AND EXPAND PUBLIC TRANSIT IN ST. LOUIS. We have also provided a list of every publication and newspaper in St. Louis, so that each and every stakeholder can tell St. Louis why public transit is important. This link – LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – can help anyone interested in formulating successful letters that emphasize public transit as well as the unique experience that each person can bring to the conversation.
Every person involved is someone who can move this struggle closer to success. Every voice moves our dialogue ever closer to ensuring that our community continues growing and progressing. We are St. Louis; each of us represents the most important perspectives in the story of local public transit. We also ask that you join our Facebook group and let us know the aspects of this struggle that are most important to you – we can be reached by accessing this link: TRACKING PROGRESS. Our work and labor can only achieve the results we expect if each of us participates in this process; our ability to change the course of this city relies on the capacity of each of us to act, not as individuals but as a community that believes in its future. The future of public transit is the future of this community; it is time to provide your energy, labor, sweat, commitment, ideas, time, laughter, humor, dedication, and daring to this beautiful struggle.
If you would like to contact any of personally, please do so by commenting to this post or emailing one of us at the following emails: email@example.com – firstname.lastname@example.org – email@example.com – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please continue to seek out our site for updates on political and social actions in support of public transit.
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