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  • On Wednesday September 29th a band of BRU members entered the final Subway to the Sea Public hearing on the draft EIR and set the tone for the fight to come against MTA’s latest politically motivated boondoggle. This was less than week after they had witnessed the MTA vote to cute 388,000 hours of bus service...

  • Five years after Hurricane Katrina and six months after the BP oil spill along the Gulf Coast, residents of New Orleans still have not been able to return home. The fishing economy that many depended on for a livelihood has flatlined and homes and schools have not been rebuilt. Watch these two videos that include personal accounts of those affected by these two disasters to understand how these communities continue to be ignored by the federal government.

  • In a call for justice over the LAPD shooting of Manuel Jamines, a 38-year-old Guatemalan immigrant worker, the Bus Riders Union attended a peaceful march on Saturday Sept. 18th, 2010 on 6th St and Union. The Bus Riders Union joined the call for Justicia para Manuel...
  • For the past two months, the proposals in our Solutions for Los Angeles Schools Police Department document have been part of a successful organizing and advocacy effort. We are now in a strong enough position to move them into actual policy changes. Please continue reading to get the details around our School Police reform platform to reverse the impacts of the school-to-prison pipeline! 

  • On 10/10/10 join the fight against the oil and coal industry in Los Angeles! L.A. has one of the largest collections of oil refineries in the state,
    dumping loads of pollution into our air. It’s time to change all this, by getting fossil fuels out of our local energy mix! We don’t want
    to power our homes with coal-fired electricity. Meet at City Hall to rally with community members and groups from all over L.A. and then march through the city for CicLAvia!

  • With such great reviews and high level of community participation & discussion we have brought back our "school-to-prison" pipeline maze for a second showing! Last Saturday, over 150 students, teachers, parents, and community members from various Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) schools and social & educational justice organizations joined the Community Rights Campaign at our Caps & Gowns NOT Jail Cell Bound event!

  • Transportation Equity Network (TEN) gathered members from all over the country for a Washington D.C. fly-in to advocate for flexible transit operations funding, job creation and the inclusion of civil rights in transportation policy. TEN's theme for the two day conference is that improvements to transit policy can be a unifying force for advocates, unions and policy makers.

  • The MTA Board approved yesterday a package of bus service cuts that will be the biggest single reduction in bus service in Los Angeles County in more than 15 years. A total reduction of 387,000 bus service hours this year - 5% of the entire system - will include the elimination of 5 rapid lines 5 other local lines and partial elimination of service on other lines. What does this mean? It will mean longer waits, more overcrowding, and more transfers that will result in an added financial burden to already struggling bus riders.

  • We're planning a night of dancing, costumes and fun to fundraise for the Clean Air, Clean Lungs, Clean Buses Campaign. Come to the First Unitarian Church of LA on Friday, October 29 at 7 pm to support our campaign to improve public transit and create healthier communities!

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