From Brent Hanlon of CARE FL (Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida), a coalition of South FL/Treasure Coast leaders/residents concerned about safety and opposed to All Aboard Florida’s risky, high-speed rail project: We need county commissioners, state representatives and senators, congressmen and U.S. senators who will stand strong with us in the fight against AAF. Several have already proven their commitment. Others who will take public office for the first time after this election will have the opportunity, through hard work and persistence, to take action and fulfill their campaign promises.
To those who win on Election Day — seize this opportunity. Continue to stand by your principles and those of the people who entrusted you with the future of their families and communities, even when the fight gets hard. Though we have applauded many of you for your positions, we will continue to watch your actions.
It is my hope that as newly elected officials take office, we will have more names to add to the list of CARE FL champions — those who through their actions in public office demonstrate a commitment to fighting the ill-conceived AAF project to protect the safety and way of life for families living in the affected regions.
I want to take this opportunity to remind everyone that CARE FL will be hosting two public town hall meetings after the election — Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart and Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Jupiter Community Center, both 7-9 p.m.
We hope our friends, neighbors and business leaders, as well as our freshly elected officials, will join us to receive an update on our efforts to stop the misguided AAF project, hear others concerns and share theirs as well. We will also be receiving an important briefing on the recent legal victory against AAF in federal court and an update on the status of the case from attorney Steve Ryan.
CARE FL, thanks to our many supporters, is the strongest we have ever been. Our voices are being heard and we are making significant progress in the fight to stop AAF.
We must stay the course to protect our families and way of life. Let’s make our voices heard on Election Day by voting for the candidates who have taken a stand with us against this boondoggle. Together, we will accomplish great things for our communities.