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Transit Equity Day 2020
February 4, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
On February 4th, 2020, thousands of people across the United States will educate, agitate, and organize to ensure that we have accessible, environmentally friendly transit that creates good jobs and develops necessary infrastructure. Mark your calendar and Join us to Celebrate Transit Equity Day!
Transit Equity Day, a national initiative that was launched by the Amalgamated Transit Union several years ago. TED is “celebrated” February 4, Rosa Parks’ birthday, in many communities, in honor of the role she played in the civil rights movement by refusing to give up her seat on the (public) bus. Our mission is to elevate public transportation as a workers’ rights, civil rights and environmental issue.
This year, transit equity and other economic and social justice advocates in Montgomery and Prince George’s County will hold a community discussion on the related issues of public transportation and affordable housing.
Organizing Groups: Sierra Club, CASA, Coalition for Smarter Growth, Labor Network for Sustainability (LNS), Chispa Maryland – Maryland LCV.
Planning Committee: Elizabeth Bunn, Jane Lyons, Lindsey Mendelson, Shruti Bhatnagar, Julio Murillo, Ramon Palencia-Calvo, Basav Sen, Kamita Gray.
NAACP, Union of Concerned Scientists, Interfaith Power and Light, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Transportation Workers Union (TWU), Poor People’s Campaign, The Climate Mobilization, Institute for Policy Studies Climate Policy Program.