What you can do to help save the neighborhood

The California High-Speed Railway Authority appears to heavily favor the proposed train route that, if built, will cut through and destroy a wide swath of Alhambra and other city neighborhoods bordering the I-10 freeway.

The state agency’s Board of Directors will meet in October to finalize its train route options, so we must act now!

* Attend the community meeting at 7 pm on Thursday, August 12 at the Fremont Elementary School auditorium. Even if you don’t speak English well, your presence counts! The key is to get as many of us there as possible. The more people who show up, the stronger we will be — and everyone will know we mean business. Bring the family!

* Call, email, or write your elected representatives. Tell them why they should oppose the project and block its funding:
State Assemblyman Mike Eng (626) 450-6116
State Senator Gil Cedillo (213) 612-9566
US House of Representative Adam Schiff (626) 304-2727
US Senators Barbara Boxer (213) 894-5000 & Diane Feinstein (310) 914-7300

* Spread the word. Tell your friends, neighbors, parents, and relatives about how this plan is going to destroy our neighborhood. Urge everyone to show up to the meeting (even if they don’t speak English). Urge them to contact their government representatives.  If you have bilingual language skills, translate information about the train to people who need to know but who don’t read or speak English.

Stay informed and stay connected! A community-based blog (this one) has been set up by your neighbors at http://Alhambra123.wordpress.com. Check it often to learn the latest project info and find out what you can do to stop the train from destroying our homes and neighborhoods.

This is a going to be long fight, and we need to stick together and keep each other on top of the latest developments if we are to save our neighborhood!

United we stand! Together we will save our neighborhoods!

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