Subject: Tell the City Council: Give Us a Choice
I'm writing this morning to ask for your help in urging the City Council to give Mayor Mike Bloomberg the opportunity to lead New York through the tough times ahead.
You'll remember me as the volunteer coordinator for the Mayor's re- election campaign in 2005. Today, I need your help again.
With a financial and economic crisis threatening our city and our nation, we need an independent, experienced leader like Mike Bloomberg to protect city services, keep our streets safe and clean, and continue important long-term projects like improving our schools, building affordable housing, and making New York the most environmentally sustainable city in the world.
The City Council is currently considering a bill that would extend term limits from two to three terms. There are two things you can do to help make sure that voters have more choices, including the option of keeping Mayor Bloomberg, the City Council and other City elected officials in office:
1. Come to City Hall this Thursday and Friday and testify before the City Council. The Council will be holding public hearings on the term limits bill on Thursday 10/16 at 1 PM and on Friday 10/17 at 10 AM. Anyone can testify; if you're interested in learning more, please call me at the number below or reply to this email.
2. Contact your Councilmember and urge them to give Mike Bloomberg an opportunity to continue serving New York. You can find the name of your representative and their phone number here: http://council.nyc.gov/html/members/members.shtml
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. In this challenging time, we need to make sure that New Yorkers have the opportunity to have their voices heard. I hope you'll help lead the way.
P.S.: Here's more information on the hearings at City Hall: http://council.nyc.gov/html/action_center/term_limits.shtml