Preserve Funding for Main Street & Elm Street: Your Action is Needed!
May 5, 2009
It is imperative that all members, communities, businesses, volunteers, and residents immediately contact their state senator, by fax of phone, in his/her Harrisburg office. The current Pennsylvania Senate version of the 2009 - 2010 budget has been voted out of the appropriations committee. The current version proposes to zero out (i.e. CEASE FUNDING) the Main Street and Elm Street programs. Be sure to tell your senator of the importance of these programs in your respective community, particularly for job creation, investment and business development, and neighborhood improvements. Be prepared to share your quarterly reports as a means of illustrating the improvements your program has made to the community.
PDC will continue to contact Members of the Senate and serve as an unwavering advocate on behalf of Main Street and Elm Street. Updates will be sent to you as we get additional information.
We implore you to take action now! Ask your senator to advocate on behalf of the following:
- Support funding of New Communities programs (through which Main Street and Elm Street are funded).
Again, be prepared to tell the story of how Main Street and Elm Street have helped your specific community.
- Forward Geoff Brace (firstname.lastname@example.org) your communication with your state senator, so that PDC is kept abreast with which senators need additional follow up.
- And again, ask to preserve funding for Main Street and Elm Street.
To find contact information for your senator, visit the link below and use the box in the top, right hand corner of the screen, once you arrive at this URL: http://www.pasen.gov/index.cfm
Click here to review Senate Bill 850, which includes the proposed elimination of New Communities funding.