With November already here, we are asking you to remember Purple Line NOW in your holiday giving. As our most ardent supporters know, we are a lean organization, existing on a very limited budget, a quarter-time staff member, and the elbow grease of many volunteers and community leaders.
We want to be absolutely clear - with little left in our coffers as the end of the year rolls around, we are asking you to help support our efforts to make all of what we describe below happen. Your donation will go directly to:
- operating and maintaining our website,
- providing communication materials to our constituency and the public at large,
- bringing experts to the community to provide information and resources, and finally,
- advocating for the project to decision-makers who will have the last word on how and when the project commences.
We are providing testimony to counter the negative attacks the project has been enduring, we are writing letters to decision-makers, and we are meeting with elected officials to encourage them to stand strong while we await the decision from the court case that has put the project temporarily on hold.
In the coming days, you will be invited to a rally we are organizing to get the Purple Line Back on Track. You will also learn how you can participate in a letter-writing campaign to keep the community, media, and elected officials aware of the cost of the continued delay caused by the recent lawsuit.
We are in the middle of what has become a terrific educational opportunity for the community - hosting the Envisioning the Purple Line series which has brought experts together in a series of fora to update, discuss, and provide information on where the project stands and how we can work together to make it happen. The next forum will be in the Takoma Langley Crossroads area where we will be discussing the positive economic impact in terms of jobs that the Purple Line will bring.
Please take a moment to visit our website to make a donation to Purple Line NOW. As always, we are happy to provide accounting details if you are interested - just give us a shout. With your permission, your name will be listed on our website and at all of our events along with other generous donors. Thank you for your loyal support - and if you are new to us, please take a moment to peruse the website or give us a call for more information.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!