Area organizations join in the conversation

Move LA, a project of community partners, hosted a Twitter Chat on November 5. This pre-election social media conversation brought together other organizations and the public to ponder questions about Proposition 6 and discuss why it is so important to vote NO on Prop 6.

In an effort to educate the public before they head to their local polling places, it was important for organizations to express how critical it is to vote NO on Prop 6.

Here is a recap of the chat and the answers from RebuildSoCal:

Why are YOU voting #NoProp6?

Passage of Prop 6 would halt construction projects & eliminate 68,000 jobs annually. #SB1 funds are critical to transportation improvements, workers on those projects and other employees who work in supporting roles. Let’s move forward. #NoProp6 #RebuildSoCal

What worries you the most about this attack on our road and bridge safety?

1,600 of our bridges and overpasses are structurally deficient and unsafe. A @ASCETweets study shows 6 of the nation’s top 50 most dangerous highways are in CA & I-5 is the 4th most dangerous in the nation. Vital projects need #SB1 funds. #NoProp6 #RebuildSoCal

Why is Prop 6 bad for business/environment/health/safety/economy/average resident?

Numerous organizations who are experts in business, safety and environment all say #NoProp6. This includes the California Chamber of Commerce, @CaliforniaLabor, @SierraClubCA, firefighters, highway patrolmen & other leading public safety organizations. Let’s #RebuildSoCal.

What would result if Prop 6 passes?

Loss of #SB1 revenue would halt numerous infrastructure projects. Jobs would be eliminated. The economy would take a hit. Safety would still be of concern. Roads & bridges that earned failing grades on the @ASCETweets Report Card will continue deteriorating. #NoProp6

Any roads, bridges, sidewalks, bike lanes, etc., that you are particularly concerned about if Prop 6 passes?

Without funding many projects are at risk, including improvements on SR 78 in the San Diego area, repairs to San Gabriel River Bridge on I-405, I-605/SR 91 interchange improvements & pedestrian improvements along Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica. #Vote #NoProp6 #RebuildSoCal

Learn more about Prop 6

Californians need to be educated voters. Separate the myths from facts about how critical S.B. 1 gas tax funds are for the infrastructure of the state. Review the entire Twitter Chat and the responses from other important organizations.