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  • Transit is Essential-Transit Equity Town Hall: Mobility, Race, and the Economy

    Since Coronavirus hit the U.S., more than 160 transit workers have died. Ridership has plummeted along with transit agency funding. Communities of color are disproportionately impacted by drastic service cuts and a severe lack of health and safety protections. Now, transit agencies and lawmakers are forced to make decisions about the future of our transit system that could ultimately hurt the millions of people who rely on public transit. That’s why we’re asking you to join transit workers, riders, and supporters across the country to grow a national conversation about the importance of public transit. Your #TransitIsEssential story is critical to shaping these decisions and ensuring we create a system better than before. Joining our #TransitIsEssential movement is easy. Follow the steps below to contribute your story: Download & print or create your own #TransitIsEssential sign Write why public transit is essential to you Post a selfie with your sign to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with the hashtag #TransitIsEssential and tag Green For All If you’re in need of inspiration and ideas, listen to stories from directly impacted transit riders and workers here. Through our collective stories, we’ll build momentum to generate much-needed policy change. We’ll fight to increase funding to protect transit riders and workers from COVID-19.And we’ll address the historic and systemic racial and economic inequities in our public transit system to build a better, cleaner transportation future for all. Sign up for the webinar at GreenForAll.org NOT A SIERRA CLUB SPONSORED EVENT. Description: People of color and low-income communities are disproportionately impacted by poverty, pollution, and the COVID-19 pandemic. These interrelated crises are all rapidly accelerating and the policies implemented today will have ripple effects for years to come. There is both grave risk and incredible opportunity to reshape America as we know it. This Town Hall will explore the crucial link between racial equity, economic equity, and transit equity. Panelists will discuss the history of inequitable transportation decisions across the U.S., the impact that public transit has on access to economic opportunity, and how policymakers and transit agencies can improve access and affordability for transit-dependent riders now and after COVID-19. Featured Speakers: -Michelle Romero, National Director, Dream Corps Green For All -Lateefah Simon, BART Board of Directors and President of the Akonadi Foundation -Joshua Malloy, Community Organizer with Pittsburghers for Public Transit -Samuel Jordan, founder of the Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition -Sandra Padilla, Transportation Planner with San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency For more background, read Green For All’s recent issue brief “Securing Safe Transit: Before and After COVID-19": https://www.thedreamcorps.org/safetransit

  • Piedmont Plateau Group Excom and Info session

    Online event

    Piedmont Plateau Group will host our monthly meeting on Zoom. A link will be shown to all who RSVP. This is an opportunity to see how our Club engages the community, discusses future outings, and develops partnerships with other organizations. Typical agenda: Introduction of excom *Current Sierra Club initiatives *Local group action items *This meeting will also begin the discussion of supporting local Sierra Club endorsed candidates whose support of environmental and conservation advocacy mirrors that of Sierra Club mission values. Please join us for this impactful hour! Zoom Meeting ID available after RSVP [masked]