Today Is the Day to Call Your Reps

The anti-pricing side is pulling out all the stops, robo-calling New Yorkers and urging them to call City Council members. For good reason: With a congestion pricing vote expected in the council on Monday, today is the last day for constituents to speak up. Don’t let pricing foes get the last word. If your council member is opposed to pricing or on the fence — or even if you’re not sure — tell them where you stand.

You can find their contact information on the City Council web site.

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