Probably in no prior year will the representation of our advocates at the annual Bike Summit in DC be more important. Preparation is critical.
The Alliance for Biking and Walking (ABW) is having three hour-long teleconferences on February 9’th, 16’th, and 23’rd to help prepare them for the Bike Summit meeting. Please see the calendar on THIS blog for the details on how to register. Although ABW prefers that you register, you can “drop-in” if you find your last-minute schedule allows. Just check with any registrant for the call-in number and the meeting code. These meetings are free and conducted on FreeConferenceCall.com. These conference calls typically are the joint effort of the Alliance, the League of American Bicyclists, and America Bikes.
Also, by permission of Clifton Government Relations BWT has placed instruction sheets for the casual and volunteer lobbyist on our website at http://www.bikewalktn.org/Legis.html . Although they apply primarily to the Tennessee General Assembly, we suspect they are good Do’s & Don’ts for meeting with US Congressional representatives.
Unfortunately, BWT doesn't have the financial resources to support sending its directors to this meeting. They are offering their own time and funding their own trip for the betterment of Tennessee bicyclists. If you would like to help, please contact a director. They and their e-mail address is found at http://www.bikewalktn.org/WhoAreWe.html or you can contact us at BikeWalkTN@gmail.com.