Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on October 19th, 2007 at 10:16 am
Here's the latest from Portland's only bike-oriented political action committee, Bike Walk Vote. Incidentally, the former executive director of the BTA, Evan Manvel is now working with them so I expect to be hearing a lot more from these folks during the upcoming political election season...
Here's their latest message about a gathering on Monday to raise support from the bike community to pass Measure 49:
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Bike Walk Vote works to elect candidates who support bicycling and walking. We also support and oppose key ballot measures.
Since being formed in 2004, we've managed to lend a hand in some key races, from getting Sam Adams to pull out his tight city council race to getting Robert Liberty to upset an incumbent metro councilor.
This year, we're working to help pass Measure 49, a key measure that will help us have the ability to plan communities that people can walk and bike in.
We're a low-budget, high-impact group and rely on grassroots marketing to get our word out. That means we need YOUR help!
So please come by the Lucky Lab, 915 SE Hawthorne, on Monday, Oct 22nd, from 6 to 8pm, and grab some flyers to distribute to bicyclists about YES on Measure 49 and Bike Walk Vote PAC. You can also chat with us about our past and future plans, and share your thoughts!
Bike Walk Vote gathering
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Monday, Oct 22nd, 6 to 8pm (come by any time during these hours)
Hope to see you there!
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