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Five More Ways to Share APTA’s National Public Transit Petition
Increased federal investment in public transportation is greatly needed, and the American Public Transportation Association has created a National Public Transit Petition to present at a special event in Washington, DC, on Sept. 22.
If you’ve already signed the petition, you may wonder, now what? Here are five fantastic ways you can spread the word about the petition, and encourage your employees, riders, stakeholders, advocates and community members to sign.
* Post the link to the petition from your organization’s web site. Riders and community members already look to your site for up-to-the-minute updates on their public transit needs, so what better place to inform them about this petition? Their rides may depend on it.
* E-mail. Your staff, friends, family, community members, and supporters are great resources. A simple personal message from you may be all the encouragement they need to sign the petition. Providing the electronic link makes it even easier for them.
* Volunteers. Busy transit stations and terminals are a great place to ask riders and community members to sign the petition right there on the spot. A clipboard and a few copies of the petition are all you need to gather up additional signatures and empower riders to have their voices heard.
* Use your social media tools. If you have a Facebook page, post the link to your wall and ask your friends to sign and share the link with their friends. More of a Twitter person? Tweet to all your followers. Signing the petition is even faster than typing in those 140 characters. Part of a LinkedIn group? Share the petition with them as well.
* Bring copies of the petition to special events. If your organization is participating in a community activity or special event, have some petitions on hand to gather signatures. People active in their community will more than likely be interested in improving their neighborhoods with increased public transportation funding.
Each signature is important. So, be creative, and remember that Congress needs to hear our story. Increased public transportation funding is a necessity.