Civil Rights

ALERT! Tell Congress to Vote NO on House Transportation Bill (HR 7)-- Attack on Public Transit, Civil Rights and Enviro Justice

Word has raced out that House Republicans are moving to eviscerate transit in the federal transportation bill. But there's also a series of provisions in the bill that are aimed at our grassroots communities of color who make up the backbone of transit ridership across the country. They include the elimination of environmental requirements and planning tools that project our rights.

City-wide coalition accuses LA Metro of undermining damning results of federal civil rights audit

A city-wide coalition of civil rights, labor, environmental, immigrant rights, health, and housing organizations will bring their demands to the Board of LA Metro and hold a public conference and rally outside of Metro Headquarters. The Federal Transit Administration's just-released report found Metro guilty of a wide range of civil rights violations and deficiencies and calls into question the legitimacy and legality of policies that punished low income bus riders and bus riders of color - namely repeated cuts in bus service and fare increases.

MTA tries to deflect attention away from its civil rights crisis and current federal probe

Lead Organizer Sunyoung Yang's response to the FTA's recent clarification on federal procedure and MTA CEO Art Leahy's effort to spin it into a victory by for the MTA.

The Occupy Movement and Its Demands

Many in the Occupy movement believe that making specific demands will leave the movement open to cooptation and division. But without demands that ask the president, Congress, and Wall Street to make radical changes in policy, there is the danger that they will still carry out business as usual while the protests grow stronger.

BRU in the news: 14 orgs give scathing indictment of MTA

Check out news coverage on the new report co-authored by the BRU and 14 other civil rights, labor, environmental, public health, and housing organizations from around los Angeles. The report Transit Civil Rights & Economic Survival in Los Angeles: A Case for Federal Intervention in LA Metro details the 4 year storm since the end of the consent decree.  LA Opinión, LA Weekly, and Streets Blog report.

Transit Civil Rights and Economic Survival in Los Angeles

Multi-racial, multi-sector coalition indicts LA Metro for violating civil rights of LA’s transit riders by slashing service and raising fares.

New BRU report highlights LA Metro's transit civil rights crisis

With the MTA subject of a civil rights compliance review by the Federal Transit Administrations, a new pamphlet report from the Bus Riders Union exposes the policy and human sides of the crisis created by MTA slashing bus service and raising fares. 

Open Letter to MTA Board & LA City Council: Planners support complete 8.7 mile Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit Project

Planners from UCLA, USC and across the city weigh in on Bus-Only Lanes debate with a clear message: the complete 8.7 mile project is clearly the best choice.

Turning Up the Heat: Building a School Pipeline Towards Justice!

Date from/to: 
Mar 29 2011 - 9:36pm - Apr 30 2011 - 12:00pm
Contact Information: 

213-387-2800 or


Community Rights Campaign Strategy Meeting: April 2nd at 9:30am


First Unitarian Church
2936 West 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA
United States
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