As Election Day (Nov. 2) approaches, there’s a lot at stake for bicycle advocates and enthusiasts in Washington state. While a few election newcomers—Chris Reykdal, Nick Harper, Joe Fitzgibbon, Andy Billig—look poised to win seats in the Washington state legislature, other friends are in danger of losing the positions they’ve held. That means the mobility caucus—a growing government voice for bikes, feet and transit—doesn’t grow after all.
You can help! On Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 5:30 p.m., join BikePAC, the political arm of Cascade Bicycle Club, for a fundraiser at the South Lake Union Discovery Center in Seattle. Enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers, a BikePAC trivia contest and a talk by the evening’s special guest, U.S. Representative Jay Inslee.
BikePAC support can make the difference between a winning and a losing campaign. Take 2003, when bike champion Jessica Greenway campaigned for Kirkland City Council. She was down in the polls until the very end, when an infusion of BikePAC cash made possible a last-minute direct mail blast. Election Day arrived, and Jessica won. She’s now serving her second term.
BikePAC counts on individual support to bring about this kind of success story. And as November nears, we’re looking for a few good donors to help us pave the way for safe, bicycle-friendly communities in the year’s races.
Can you join us October 12? We hope so.
Evening to support BikePAC
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
South Lake Union Discovery Center
101 Westlake Avenue North
(corner of Denny and Westlake in Seattle)
Suggested donation: $50
firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 957-0689.
Even if you can’t make it, you can still help by making an online donation. We appreciate it!