2017 MRTA LEGISLATIVE DAY FEBRUARY 15th HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
The decision to cancel MRTA Legislative Day has been made due to increased security measures by the new Administration. These new security measures present complications and logistical problems for getting over 1,000 members through security and into the Capitol building in a timely manner. There are only three entrances with metal detectors with only room inside the Capitol for a small group of people. We cannot ask our members to stand outside in line waiting to go through security for any length of time, particularly if the weather is bad.
To add insult to injury, all materials and meals/equipment must also be screened. We were told NO EXCEPTIONS! Also, the Governor has signed an Executive Order prohibiting gifts such as a chicken lunch to Executive Branch employees. The House and Senate are expected to follow suit very soon. We are so disappointed with the lack of access to the Capitol that is now in place. This would have been our 7th MRTA Legislative Day.
February 15th will be our MRTA Capitol Blitz Day! We are asking every member of MRTA to write, e-mail, or call their State Representative and State Senator on Wednesday, February 15th. Every MRTA member is asked to respond to this “CALL TO ACTION” all on February 15th. We will show our STRENGTH IN NUMBERS through their emails and phone lines. Elected official contact information and information on issues of importance with suggested text will be sent out via e-mail around the first week of February. We are asking everyone to SPREAD THE WORD to fellow retirees. Please call the MRTA office at 1-877-366-6782 to add your e-mail address if we do not have it. Let’s give them some L.I.P. – Loud, Insistent, and Persistent!