A printable, PDF version of this Action Alert is available here.
The Senate DFL and the House Republican bonding proposals both contain more than $250 million in highway, road and bridge funding. Both proposals include earmarks for federal highway projects, overwhelmingly in the metro area.
Since both the House and the Senate have broken the unwritten rule against earmarks, it is time to earmark funds for U.S. Highway 14.
With just a few days left until the session adjourns on Monday, please immediately call or e-mail your Senate and House members and the Speaker and Senate Majority Leader.
Here is the message:
- It is not okay to earmark money for Highways 12 and 212 and not for Highway 14. Safety is as important in southern Minnesota as it is in the metro area.
- Insist they stand up for the 350,000 people along Highway 14 by earmarking $40 million for land acquisition and $30 million for engineering for Highway 14.
- It is time to fight for Highway 14!
Click here to send a mass email (note: In order to email Sen. Bakk, you must use a separate “email form” – see below) or you can contact each legislator individually:
U.S. Highway 14 Legislators:
Sen. Gary Dahms, Redwood Falls
email@example.com, (651) 296-8138
Sen. Vicki Jensen, Owatonna
firstname.lastname@example.org, (651) 296-9457
Sen. Carla Nelson, Rochester
email@example.com, (651) 296-4848
Sen. Julie Rosen, Vernon Center
firstname.lastname@example.org, (651) 296-5713
Sen. David Senjem, Rochester
email@example.com, (651) 296-3903
Sen. Kathy Sheran, Mankato
firstname.lastname@example.org, (651) 296-6153
Rep. Jack Considine, Mankato
email@example.com, (651) 296-3248
Rep. Tony Cornish, Vernon Center
firstname.lastname@example.org, (651) 296-4240
Rep. Brian Daniels, Faribault
email@example.com, (651) 296-8237
Rep. Clark Johnson, North Mankato
firstname.lastname@example.org, (651) 296-8634
Rep. Tina Liebling, Rochester
email@example.com, (651) 296-0573
Rep. Kim Norton, Rochester
firstname.lastname@example.org, (651) 296-9249
Rep. John Petersburg, Waseca
email@example.com, (651) 296-5368
Rep. Duane Quam, Byron
firstname.lastname@example.org, (651) 296-9236
Rep. Paul Torkelson, Hanska
email@example.com, (651) 296-9303