Riders are making a difference. Together, we are pushing our elected officials in Albany and right here in New York City to stand up for riders and fix our transit system. Let’s keep up the momentum!
Here are three fun and important opportunities to get involved in the Riders Alliance campaigns coming up in the next couple of weeks. Please join us – we need your help!
1. Campaign to Fix The Subway! This Wednesday, April 18th at 6:30pm, join us for our post budget Fix The Subway Campaign Strategy meeting! Together we’ll learn what is (and is not) in the state budget for transit riders, and how we can continue to hold Governor Cuomo accountable to fix the subway. RSVP here or contact Rebecca at email@example.com for more details!
2. Fight for Fair Fares! Mayor de Blasio still hasn’t agreed to fund Fair Fares in this year’s City budget. Join Riders Alliance members in the Bronx this Wednesdayevening, April 18th, to “bird dog” Mayor de Blasio and ask him to stand up for low-income transit riders. For more information and to RSVP, contact Danna at 212-590-9507 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Subway riders are tired of long waits underground, crowded trains and endless commutes. But many New Yorkers don’t understand why our subway system is a mess or what they can do to fix it. That’s why we kicked off “#FixTheSubway Civics Week!”
All week, volunteer transit activists will teach fellow riders everything they need to know about the politics of transit — and how to call on Governor Cuomo to fund and fix #CuomosMTA.
Read our “#FixTheSubway Civics Week” Lesson Plan to learn all about why our subways are falling apart. You’ll also find specific instructions and a script for calling on Governor Cuomo and our elected leaders in Albany to fund and fix our subways in this year’s budget!
On the steps of City Hall, we joined the Community Service Society (CSS) for a big announcement: 28 New York City Council Members and 29 advocacy organizations have joined our push for half-priced MetroCards for low-income New Yorkers (#FairFares)! See our letter to Mayor de Blasio.
They’re not alone: according to a new poll from CSS, 73% of New Yorkers want to see #FairFares and 62% would be more likely to vote for a mayoral candidate that backs this proposal. Check out our press coverage in the Daily News, amNY, NY1,El Diario, Dnainfo, Streetsblog, and more!
Not surprised that #FairFares is gaining momentum? Neither are we. But it’s up to you to make sure the Mayor gets our message and backs #FairFares in 2017.
Make sure Mayor de Blasio gets our message! Share the new video from CSS featuring Riders Alliance members and the high cost of transit for low-income New Yorkers. Click to Tweet!
Our members fought hard for a commuter benefits law so that more New Yorkers can save money by using public transit. And now, starting January 1st, as many as 450,000 more New Yorkers will become eligible for pre-tax transit benefits thanks to our new law.