Whistle-Stop-the-High-Speed-Rail News Conference

Vidak to Announce Legislation to Halt High-Speed Rail
Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford)
Congressman David Valadao (R-Hanford)
Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno)
Frank Oliveira, Co-Chair / Citizens for California High Speed Rail Accountability (CCHSRA)
Rev. Larry Arce, CEO / Fresno Rescue Mission
Jesse Holt, Owner / Holt Distributing and Manufacturing


Whistle-Stop-the-High-Speed-Rail News Conference
Opponents of High-Speed Rail (HSR) will join Senator Vidak for a news conference to announce a package of legislation Andy is introducing aimed at driving a stake through the heart of HSR.


Friday, January 17, 1:30 p.m.


Fresno Rescue Mission, 310 G Street, Fresno
As part of his Whistle-Stop-the-High-Speed-Rail tour, Andy visited the Fresno Rescue Mission, founded in 1949, which is in the destructive path of the HSR.  The nonprofit organization’s building will be destroyed and the thousands of homeless the Mission serves will be displaced if this disastrous project is built.  "Even if we were to get money, where would we put another rescue mission? No one wants a rescue mission near them because of the things they see,” Rev. Larry Arce, CEO of the Fresno Rescue Mission, told The Business Journal in May of 2012 during a press conference opposing HSR.