Petition Tag - eleanor roosevelt


The 4 A BETTER WESTCHESTER + NYS ASSOCIATION, INC. ( has proposed renaming the Mid-Hudson Bridge, connecting Poughkeepsie and Highland, NY, the FRANKLIN + ELEANOR ROOSEVELT BRIDGE.

Although its legal name is the "Franklin D. Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge," the signs on Route 9 (the main north-south artery) still say "Mid-Hudson Bridge," without mentioning FDR, and everyone in the Hudson Valley still calls it the Mid-Hudson Bridge.

Franklin + Eleanor Roosevelt were Hudson Valley natives who were the 2 most important and influential 20th century Americans. Thanks to Franklin + Eleanor Roosevelt, Americans today benefit from the legacies of the New Deal, including Social Security, which has done more good for more people than any government program in history, and which actually generates a surplus.

Thanks to the leadership provided by Franklin + Eleanor Roosevelt, we won WW2, in part because Franklin Roosevelt was fluent in German and understood, before almost anyone, the menace that Adolph Hitler posed to everyone,

2. We're for The Franklin + Eleanor Roosevelt Tappan Zee Bridge

Please rename the rebuilt Tappan Zee Bridge the "FRANKLIN + ELEANOR ROOSEVELT TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE," because Franklin + Eleanor Roosevelt, who lived in and loved the Hudson Valley, were the 2 most important and influential Americans in the 20th Century.

On 8-10-1921 Franklin Delano Roosevelt was suddenly attacked by the polio virus, which paralyzed him from the waist down.

Although he couldn't walk after 8-10-1921, FDR could drive, using hand controls he designed in Warm Springs, GA, where he founded a polio clinic. You can see FDR's hand-controlled 1938 Ford at the FDR Library in Hyde Park, NY.

We conquered the Depression and won WW2 thanks to the inspired -- and inspiring! -- leadership of Franklin + Eleanor Roosevelt.

Because FDR loved driving his hand-controlled cars in the Hudson Valley, and because we are thankful to Franklin + Eleanor Roosevelt for all they did, we respectfully request that the rebuilt Tappan Zee Bridge be named the