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Press Release: Vote for in the LA2050 Challenge to Transform LA into a World Class Place to Live

David Murphy

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: David Murphy,
President, Angelenos Against Gridlock


Vote in the LA2050 Challenge for Angelenos Against Gridlock’s Ambitious Bid to Dramatically Transform LA with World-Class Transportation & Housing Options

It’s Time for LA to Join Tokyo, London, Paris, NYC, and others with World-Class Subway & Commuter Rail Systems, and Ample Housing Near Jobs Centers

Los Angeles, Calif. (April 9, 2013) — Angelenos Against Gridlock (www.endinggridlock.org), a group dedicated to solving LA’s most vexing and infamous problem, calls on on frustrated residents to vote online at bit.ly.com/vote4lafor its proposal to fight for world class transportation and housing in the Goldhirsh Foundation $1 million LA2050 Challenge.  

Angelenos Against Gridlock’s proposal calls for an ambitious program to rally the Los Angeles region into achieving its full potential as a world-class place to live with a ubiquitous, fast, efficient rail transportation to rival any transit system in the world, and ample and affordable housing near job centers. 

"We don’t need to reinvent the wheel," said David C. Murphy, President of Angelenos Against Gridlock. "We just the bold, collective vision and willpower to implement solutions that have worked in cities across the nation and the globe.

"Angelenos have suffered long enough. It’s time to rise up, and vote for change: we’re urging frustrated Angelenos to vote for us in the LA2050 Challenge, so we can fight for the future we all deserve. LA needs a fully-built-out subway system and frequent, expanded Metrolink commuter rail, to free us all from crippling gridlock, and enable us to build the concentration of housing near jobs centers at the rate needed to make housing more affordable for hardworking families,” Murphy said.

HOW TO VOTE:
The Goldhirsh Foundation is revolutionizing philanthropy — they are giving citizens a role in saying how the foundation will pay out $1 million in funding (ten $100,000 grants) in the LA2050 Challenge! It’s easy to cast a vote using the GOOD Maker website — just do so before the deadline, April 17 at noon. It just takes a matter of seconds to vote:

1. Go to bit.ly/vote4la (or the full URL: http://myla2050.maker.good.is/projects/fundthisproject ). Google Chrome or Firefox work better than Internet Explorer.

2. Click Vote.

3. Submit the form with your email and create a username and password (or login with Facebook).

 
3. Check your email for a confirmation link to finish casting your vote. IMPORTANT: you must click on this confirmation link for your vote to count!

That’s it — but don’t forget to share the link on Twitter & Facebook, and to print out and post or email the flyer.


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ABOUT ANGELENOS AGAINST GRIDLOCK
Angelenos Against Gridlock (www.endinggridlock.org) advocates for LA to join the ranks of world class cities, with a fully-built out rail system, bike safety improvements, and more. With programs ranging from pro-transit outreach supported by funders like the David Bohnett Foundation, to theFaster 405 Campaign (faster405.com) funded by Tesla & SpaceX Founder & CEO Elon Musk, Angelenos Against Gridlock is fiscally sponsored by theRose Foundation, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. Angelenos Against Gridlock has been featured on NPR, ABC, CBS, NBC, and by the LA Times, LA Daily News, LA Business Journal, Curbed LA, LA Observed, HuffPost, and more. Join us in fighting for a LA to meet its full potential, by tackling our most infamous problems.