The Safe Routes to School – Healthy Kids Campaign, led by Idaho Walk Bike Alliance and the American Heart Association, is at a very exciting stage of the legislative process. We will have a Senate Transportation Committee hearing on Senate Bill 1121 on Thursday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m. and then–hopefully–move quickly to the next stages. But we need your help before the hearing! Calling and emailing legislators is truly easy, effective and influential. Receiving concise, informed and passionate messages from constituents reminds lawmakers who they represent. Join us this Wednesday, March 1, at 10 a.m. MST, for a conference call on the subject. We’ll discuss various health, safety and economic benefits of the Safe Routes to School program and offer advice for talking to legislators. To join the conference call dial 712-432-0140 and enter access code 591844#. This link provides contact information for legislators and a brief guideline on messaging. Don’t know who your legislator is? Follow this link to find out. This link is an effective argument about why state funding is important.