“Time is running out to fix our roads.”
The message is pretty simple and straightforward, but not everyone in the South Carolina Senate quite gets it. So we sent out a piece of direct mail over the weekend to voters across the state encouraging them to have a quick chat with their State Senator about passing a roads bill.
The state chamber is coordinating with chambers in Charleston, Greenville, Lexington counties to make a six-digit investment in an online campaign and to pay for mailings, urging state senators to pass an increase to the gas tax to pay to repair the state’s crumbling roads.
The four chambers, and individuals and businesses contributed to the state chamber, which is spearheading the effort, according to the chamber.
“The cost of doing nothing is too high,” said state chamber president Ted Pitts.
The mailings could reach South Carolinians’ mailboxes as soon as Saturday, ahead of the Senate’s continued debate on the proposal next week.
Our mailing was sent out statewide and urges constituents to call the office of their state senator to demand the Senate pass a roads bill before the 2017 legislative session ends on May 11.
If you received a mailing from us, please be sure to pick up the phone and make that crucial call. The Senate returns Tuesday morning and this could be the week they finally take action on a roads bill… so NOW is the time to make your voice heard.
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