A new group is speaking with unparalleled moral authority about the urgent need to change the culture of speed and death on our streets.

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.

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 if you 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 (see attached) with thousands of signatures.

PLEASE join them (and me) on May 6 and BRING your friends. We will have buses leaving from all five boroughs (buses will return by 6 pmand I am told that there will be an earlier return bus as well for those who may have some meeting or other to attend that evening).

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.

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