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FHL NEWSLETTER
February 4, 2004

LETTERS NEEDED NOW: HELP THE HIGH LINE SECURE FEDERAL FUNDS TO ASSURE ITS FUTURE

Instructions for Letters
Sample Text for Letters
Thanks to Senators Schumer and Clinton and Representative Nadler for 2004 Appropriations Funding


Please help us secure the High Line's future right now. We need you to write letters to Senators Schumer and Clinton and Representative Nadler requesting federal funds (instructions and sample text provided below).

Congress is now negotiating the reauthorization of the TEA 21 transportation bill—one of the biggest public funding sources for projects like the High Line.

These bills are negotiated only once every six years. We won't have another chance like this until 2010. A major funding allocation will help secure the High Line's future.

Please write letters to Senator Schumer, Senator Clinton, and Representative Nadler asking that they dedicate as much funding as possible to the High Line as a "High Priority Project".

We've made it easy for you. Instructions and sample text are included in this newsletter.




INSTRUCTIONS FOR LETTERS
1. Copy our sample text for three (3) letters (one to Senator Schumer, one to Senator Clinton, and one to Representative Nadler) and print on your business or personal letterhead. Please feel free to adjust the sample text or personalize.
2. Mail letters to: Friends of the High Line, 430 West 14th Street, Suite 304, New York, NY 10014. Please do not send to the offices of elected officials. We will gather the letters together for an impressive group presentation.
3. Please mail us your letters by Wednesday, February 11 (one week from today). We need to receive them in our office by Monday, February 16.
4. Questions? E-mail Olivia Stinson at olivia@thehighline.org or call
(212) 206-9922 x108.



SAMPLE TEXT FOR LETTERS
Below, please find sample text for three (3) separate letters (to Senator Schumer, Senator Clinton, and Representative Nadler). You can copy and paste text directly from this FHL newsletter and print on your letterhead. Or you can work from the Microsoft Word sample letters and the PDF sample letters we have provided (see bottom of each letter to download the PDF or MS Word files).




February 16, 2004

The Honorable Charles E. Schumer
United States Senate
313 Hart Senate Building
Washington, DC 20510

Re: High Line Funding in TEA 21 Reauthorization

Dear Senator Schumer,

Thank you for your successful request to include $500,000 for the High Line's reuse in the 2004 Transportation Appropriations Bill. These funds will be integral to the revitalization of one of New York's most precious transportation assets, creating an open space of great beauty that will enrich New Yorkers' lives for decades to come.

Your support in the next few months is crucial to making the High Line project become a reality. The reauthorization of TEA 21 can bring such momentum to the project that the structure's future role as a transportation option, an innovative open space, and economic engine for New York City will be assured.

We respectfully urge you to dedicate as much funding as possible to the High Line when High Priority Projects are added to the Senate Bill.

The High Line faces a window of real opportunity—but the window won't remain open forever. A major funding allocation in the TEA 21 reauthorization will ensure the success of this pioneering initiative. It is essential that we work together to bring momentum and inevitability to the project now, when the will of elected officials is galvanized behind it.

Thank you for your consideration and the support you've given to the High Line to date.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME HERE

WORD DOCUMENT
PDF FILE




February 16, 2004

The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton
United States Senate
476 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Re: High Line Funding in TEA 21 Reauthorization

Dear Senator Clinton,

Thank you for your successful request to include $500,000 for the High Line's reuse in the 2004 Transportation Appropriations Bill. These funds will be integral to the revitalization of one of New York's most precious transportation assets, creating an open space of great beauty that will enrich New Yorkers' lives for decades to come.

Your support in the next few months is crucial to making the High Line project become a reality. The reauthorization of TEA 21 can bring such momentum to the project that the structure's future role as a transportation option, an innovative open space, and economic engine for New York City will be assured.

We respectfully urge you to dedicate as much funding as possible to the High Line when High Priority Projects are added to the Senate Bill.

The High Line faces a window of real opportunity—but the window won't remain open forever. A major funding allocation in the TEA 21 reauthorization will ensure the success of this pioneering initiative. It is essential that we work together to bring momentum and inevitability to the project now, when the will of elected officials is galvanized behind it.

Thank you for your consideration and the support you've given to the High Line to date.

Sincerely,


YOUR NAME HERE

WORD DOCUMENT
PDF FILE




February 16, 2004

The Honorable Jerrold Nadler
Representative, New York's 8th Congressional District
2334 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Re: High Line Funding in TEA 21 Reauthorization

Dear Representative Nadler,

Thank you for your successful request to include $500,000 for the High Line's reuse in the 2004 Transportation Appropriations Bill. These funds will be integral to the revitalization of one of New York's most precious transportation assets, creating an open space of great beauty that will enrich New Yorkers' lives for decades to come.

You've been a visionary champion of the High Line initiative ever since it began. For that, New Yorkers will always be grateful. But we've reached a crucial moment. The support you show right now will be what makes the High Line project become a reality. The reauthorization of TEA 21 can bring such momentum to the project that the structure's future role as a transportation option, an innovative open space, and economic engine for New York City will be assured.

We respectfully urge you to dedicate as much funding as possible to the High Line from your allocation for High Priority Projects.

The High Line faces a window of real opportunity—but the window won't remain open forever. A major funding allocation in the TEA 21 reauthorization will ensure the success of this pioneering initiative. It is essential that we work together to bring momentum and inevitability to the project now, when the will of elected officials is galvanized behind it.

Thank you for your consideration and the support you've given to the High Line over the years.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME HERE


WORD DOCUMENT
PDF FILE




THANKS TO SENATORS SCHUMER AND CLINTON AND REPRESENTATIVE NADLER FOR 2004 APPROPRIATIONS FUNDING
Friends of the High Line would like to thank Senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton and Representative Jerrold Nadler for their successful request to include $500,000 for the High Line's reuse in the Transportation Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2004. The Transportation Appropriations Bill passed Congress as part of a much larger spending bill on January 23. FHL is very grateful for the support our elected leaders have shown for the High Line project. We hope you will join us in thanking them.




DONATE TO FRIENDS OF THE HIGH LINE
Though the future of the High Line looks much brighter now that the City of New York stands firmly behind efforts to create a great new public space on the structure, we still face many legal and financial challenges. By making an online donation, you will become part of an ever-growing group of supporters and will be invited to every major Friends of the High Line public event.


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