Andy Martin rides the rails, says working families suffer in budget crisis

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN
Republican for U. S. Senator
30 E. Huron Street, Suite 4406
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124

ATTENTION: DAYBOOK, ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEWS CONFERENCES FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 9, 2007

ANDY MARTIN PETITION DRIVE RIDES THE RAILS TO DOWNERS GROVE MAIN STREET, THEN UNION STATION, SEEKING SIGNATURES AND DISCUSSING PROPOSED RTA/CTA CONGESTION PRICING TO MEET STATE BUDGET CRISIS

(CHICAGO)(August 9, 2007) Chicago-based U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will carry his nominating petition drive to Downers Grove Main Street Metra Rail station Friday morning, and then into Union Station Chicago, with news conferences discussing congestion pricing for CTA and RTA services as a response to the Springfield budget crisis.

“I am out there personally asking registered voters to sign my petitions,” Martin says. “Unlike Limousine Liberal Durbin, I actually use public transportation. I care how people get to work, and I care what it costs working families.

“I am a little amazed that the RTA/CTA has proposed congestion pricing without much media reaction; in New York, the mayor’s proposal for congestion pricing applied to cars has triggered uproar. I want to listen to what the public has to say about proposed congestion pricing in Illinois that would price CTA rail tickets differently during the rush hour. It looks like the state legislature is dumping the budget crisis on working families.

“Friday we will start seeking petition signatures in Republican vote-rich Downers Grove at 7:00 A.M., and continue to Union Station at 10:45 A.M.”

NEWS CONFERENCE #1 DETAILS:

WHO: U. S. Senate candidate/Internet
journalist/editor/critic Andy Martin

WHERE: Downers Grove Main Street Metra Rail station,
downtown Downers Grove

WHEN: Friday, August 10, 2007 9:00 A.M.

WHAT: Congestion pricing and the state budget crisis

NEWS CONFERENCE #2 DETAILS:

WHO: U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin

WHERE: Union Station, Chicago
Train # 1264 arrival track

WHEN: Friday, August 10, 2007 11:42 A.M.

WHAT: Congestion pricing and the state budget crisis

MEDIA
CONTACT: CELL: (917) 664-9329; OFFICE: (312) 440-4124;

WEBSITE: AndyforUSSenator.com

E-MAIL: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com

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Chicago-based Internet journalist, broadcaster and media critic Andy Martin is the Executive Editor and publisher of ContrarianCommentary.com. © Copyright by Andy Martin 2007. Columns also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; ContrarianCommentary.wordpress.com

Martin has forty years of experience covering regional, national and world politics. Andy holds a Juris Doctor degree (1969) from the University of Illinois College of Law. Comments? E-mail: AndyMart20@aol.com. Media contact: (866) 706-2639. Web sites/blogs: ContrarianCommentary.com; AndyforUSSenator.com. AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com; AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com

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