The speakers stood in front of a fire truck where they delivered the message that Prop. 6 is an attack on bridge and road safety, and would be a dangerous step backward for California. The measure would eliminate more than $5 billion annually in existing transportation funds and stops funding for more than 6,500 bridge and road safety, transportation and public transit improvement projects currently underway throughout California.
“The fire truck behind us is here to remind us that in an emergency — every second counts — and on California’s congested freeways and roads, firefighters and other first responders know first-hand how difficult it is to navigate emergency situations on our roads,” said Coleman.
Coleman was joined by other members of the coalition who also spoke out against Prop. 6, including:
- Doug Villars, California Association of Highway Patrolmen;
- Matt Cate, campaign co-chair, No on Prop. 6;
- Kwame Agyare, American Society of Civil Engineers;
- Paul Arai, president, Turlock Firefighters Union; and
- Mark Kyle, Operating Engineers Local 3.
Paid for by No on Prop. 6: Stop the Attack on Bridge & Road Safety, sponsored by business, labor, local governments and transportation advocates Committee Major Funding from California Alliance for Jobs State Building and Construction Trades Council of California Laborers Pacific Southwest Regional Organizing Coalition Funding details at www.fppc.ca.gov
Election Day is just 15 days away and voters are already casting their ballots by mail. The No on Prop. 6 coalition continues to actively engage voters to ensure that they understand the ramifications of this measure.
About No on Prop. 6 — the Attack on Bridge and Road Safety
The California Professional Firefighters, California Association of Highway Patrolmen, American Society of Civil Engineers, business, local government, labor, environmentalists and first responders urge NO on Prop. 6 because it will stop critical transportation projects and jeopardize the safety of our bridges and roads.
Prop. 6 is opposed by a broad coalition
of more than 550 public safety organizations, engineers, local transportation agencies, cities, counties, environmental groups, business and labor organizations throughout California.