On July 16th, in the wake of the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial, BRU Organizer Ronald Collins wrote an essay. He wanted to express how the Zimmerman trial had affected him on a personal and professional level, as a grassroots organizer, and as a young, black man.
by Eric Romann
Following the breakthroughs of DREAM Act students and the LGBTQ rights movement in moving President Obama to take strong stands for civil rights in an election year, the Bus Riders Union is launching a national campaign calling on President Obama to stand for the civil rights of Black and Latino transit riders in Los Angeles.
hosted by Eric Mann on 04/10/2012
University of Southern California professor Laura Pulido discusses her new book A People's Guide to Los Angeles in which she maps 115 sites in Los Angeles where critical struggles for justice took place over the past two hundred years.
BRU member Crystal McMillan reports on BRU's commemoration of the 54th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycotts."To use the example of the Boycott, we have to move forward with determination and we have to harness the will of the people. We will come together to stop the 2010 fare increase. We will use the Clean Air and Economic Justice plan to gain true mobility and a healthy environment. We will build an empowered and creative movement that can shape the Long Range Transportation Plan into a document that doesn't use fare increases and service cuts to fund our transit system."
With the reauthorization of the Federal Surface Transportation Act (FSTA) still pending in Congress, the first delegation of Bus Riders Union members visited House Representative Watson's office to meet with her district transportation staffer, Ken Bell, last Thursday August, 20th, 2009.
by Nicole Eng
On Wednesday, March 25th,
The Los Angeles Coalition against State Violence announced their demands…to
reduce and restrict the LAPD budget allocation and instead focus resources on
prevention efforts, public transportation, affordable housing and other human
rights policies in the City of Los Angeles.