Recently, 100 business leaders from around the country sent letters to congressional transportation leaders asking them to vote against H.R. 2997. "A privatized ATC system would make it prohibitive for our company to be able to do the face-to-face interactions that are necessary," said Brad Pierce, CEO of Restaurant Equipment World. He and Shelly deZevallos, founder of Independent Mortgage Co., urged other CEOs to contact Congress as well. "Talking to your pubic officials makes a huge difference," she said. "We can't quit, we've got to keep talking to our officials."