PPT is ecstatic to announce that the 1st cohort of Beyond the East Busway Fellows has been trained and is currently leading campaign outreach in the Mon Valley and eastern suburbs. These 8 talented organizers all have deep connections to these communities. They personally understand the importance of transit and are ready to build a grassroots movement with their neighbors.
All 8 Fellows spent last Saturday working with PPT Organizer, Josh Malloy, to map their communities and identify locations and networks that have a stake in transit expansion. They shared skills for starting conversations, encouraging participation, and building community consensus. Over the next few weeks, they will work within these regions to walk 250+ people through using the Beyond the East Busway Tool.
Congrats to all 8 members of the “Beyond the East Busway” Community Organizing Cohort: Joel Malloy, Annie Regan, Debra Green, Silas Switzer, Mercedes Williams, Matthew Holiday III, Precious Chambers, Mary Carey. We are all excited to see the work that you do.