Make it Easy for Walk to School Day Participants to Join the Safe Routes to School "Dear Congress" Campaign

Three weeks ago, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership called on parents, children, school officials, and community leaders to write "Dear Congress" letters to demonstrate the importance of the Safe Routes to School program.  We're now extending the campaign deadline until Friday, October 23.
 
So far, we have received over 150 meaningful and powerful letters from around the country.  A few examples include: whole classes of students in Milwaukee, WI and Las Cruces, NM showing through words and pictures why they love to walk and bicycle to school; several city leaders in Tonganoxie, KS describing the numerous SRTS infrastructure needs remaining in their community; and parents and grandparents in Santa Cruz County, CA explaining why it's important that children be able to safely walk and bicycle to school.  We are grateful to each and every individual that has taken the time to participate in the "Dear Congress" campaign. Read more...