Many people know the Highway Beautification Act (HBA) as "Lady Bird's Bill" in honor of President Lyndon Johnson's wife Lady Bird, a driving force behind the landmark 1965 law that sought to reduce billboard blight all across the country.
Even as it was being written, the HBA was being whittled away by the billboard lobby. But today one of the last meaningful pieces in an otherwise toothless law is being jeopardized by our own Federal government.
Digital billboards have generally been prohibited under the HBA, but due to immense pressure by a rich and powerful billboard lobby, the Federal Highway Administration reversed its position in 2007 and decided to allow them. These "TVs-on-a-stick" devalue private property, distract drivers, tarnish the beauty of America's landscapes and negatively impact the quality of life for many people.
Please sign this petition to stand up for Lady Bird and tell the Federal Highway Administration to uphold the Highway Beautification Act!
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