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Black Lives Matter must be at the heart of the fight for Transit Justice

Pittsburghers for Public Transit stands with the International Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) and the Labor Network for Sustainability in affirming that Black Lives Matter and calling for Justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and Ahmaud Arbery. The outrage at a white supremacist system that is fueling protests across the country must be kept […]

Transit Equity Day Organizers in Solidarity with ATU, ATU Local 1005, Minneapolis and TWU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judy Asman, Labor Network for Sustainability, 714-651-6170, Basav Sen, Institute for Policy Studies, 202-997-0479 MAY 31, 2020–(TAKOMA PARK, MD)–The Coalition that organizes Transit Equity Day, which takes place each year on Rosa Parks’ birthday, stands in solidarity with Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) and its Local 1005, Minneapolis–some of whose members are refusing to transport police […]

More, Not Less: Transit Justice Townhall on Port Authority’s Covid-19 Response

Covid-19 has exposed the cracks in our system and pushed transit riders to the brink. Will our transit system rise to the occasion and support essential riders? Or will we have to fight for the change to improve our lives? What: Transit Justice Townhall on Covid-19 ResponseWhen: June 10th, 7pmWhere: via Zoom The people riding […]

Sign-up to Get Masks to Fellow Transit Riders

Transit is more important than ever. We need 50 volunteers to help PPT distribute masks to essential transit riders. Earlier this month, PPT members raised money to purchase 1,100 masks for essential workers who are riding transit every day. Now we need help packaging and distributing these masks over the next two weeks. We’re going […]

80+ PA Orgs, Unions, and Electeds Demand that the Turnpike Fulfill its Transit Funding Responsibilities, Call for Expanded Transit Trust Fund

Transit is essential. Pennsylvania needs stable funding for public transit. On Thursday, May 14th, 82 organizations, unions, and elected officials across the state of Pennsylvania called on state legislators to ensure that the PA Turnpike fulfills its $450 million transit funding obligations until 2023, or until a sustainable, dedicated alternative funding source is secured. This […]

Check out PPT Member and our neighbor over in Hazelwood Homer Craig talk about his experience growing up in Hazelwood and how important it is to take the #2020census
Make sure you are counted!

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Happening today at 2pm! Millions of essential workers rely on transit to reach their jobs. But without emergency funding, transit won’t be able to get them there much longer. We've called for $32 billion in federal funds to ensure that America's public transit agencies can survive the COVID19 crisis and continue serving riders.

Join Senator Chuck Schumer, Congressman Jerry Nadler and Congressman Chuy Garcia for a virtual rally today at 2 pm ET. #SaveTransit

Register here: bit.ly/33lcg6pMillions of essential workers rely on transit to reach their jobs. But without emergency funding, transit won’t be able to get them there much longer. I've called for $32 billion in federal funds to ensure that America's public transit agencies can survive the COVID19 crisis and continue serving riders.

Join Senator Chuck Schumer, Congressman Jerry Nadler and I for a virtual rally tomorrow at 1 pm CT. #SaveTransit

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Our friends at Put People First! PA are currently fighting to create a Public Healthcare Advocate for the state of PA. This would be a state office whose job it is to defend our rights and to help people get the healthcare we all need -- someone you can call when your healthcare needs aren't met.

They are asking folks to take this Healthcare as a Human Right Survey (bit.ly/PghCovid19Survey). Your answers to this survey will help us understand what Allegheny County residents are going through during this challenging time, so that we can organize together for our human rights and make a stronger case for creating the Public Healthcare Advocate. All your answers will be kept in the strictest confidentiality. Thank you for sharing your story!
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