To: The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate

Congress: Stop the Amtrak Funding Cuts

Trains don’t pay for themselves. Stop the Amtrak funding cuts and keep Amtrak running safely.

Why is this important?

Last night, an Amtrak train tragically derailed, leaving at least seven people dead.

The very next day, Congress took an initial vote to cut $262 million from Amtrak’s budget [1].

This is a devastating cut to an agency that is already radically underfunded. The exact cause of last night's accident is yet unknown, but safe trains don't pay for themselves. Is this risk worth the consequences?

Tell Congress: Stop the Amtrak funding cuts.

[1] Hours after deadly crash, House panel votes to cut Amtrak budget, Politico: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/05/amtrak-budget-house-panel-crash-117904.html

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