Civil Rights

La Opinión Editorial Slams MTA's Bus Service Cuts

"It is time for MTA’s bureaucrats to realize that higher efficiency in transportation does not mean for the passengers to have to wait longer, ride the bus packed like cattle or have a route that takes longer."

Press Release- BRU Complaint on Bus Service Cuts - Spurs Comprehensive Federal Civil Rights Review of the Los Angeles MTA

Breaking News - (Los Angeles, CA, March 14, 2011) - The Federal Transit Administration specified, in a letter in response to the Bus Riders Union (BRU) Administrative Complaint submitted in the fall of 2010, that it "plans on conducting an on-site compliance review of LA MTA this year. The decision to perform this compliance review was based, in part, on your (BRU) complaint submitted to the FTA Office of Civil Rights."

People's Poetry 2011 | Image Slideshow

On February 26th, the Community Rights Campaign brought out over 200 people to attend our third People's Poetry Fundraiser Night with a special theme this year -- Stand Up Fight Back, Justice for Jeremy Marks!

The Chevron Saga in Ecuador Halted for Now

Chevron continues to get away with large-scale environmental pollution in Ecuador as a U.S. judge has just granted a halt in the enforcement of a $18 billion judgement with complete evidence to back-up. This has been an 18-year battle to receive justice for the environmental crimes of this oil corporation.

President Obama's National Youth Summit Opening

Summer Youth Organizing Academy (SYOA) graduate and Roosevelet Hight School Taking Action student leader, Cinthia Gonzalez, is featured in this short video highlighting the discussions of Los Angeles youth regarding the state of public education at President Obama's National Youth Summit Opening.
Cinthia calls for the protection of student services and resources and
the reduction of funds used for zero tolerance policies and policing of
Black and Latino youth.

Reports: LASPD Accused of Profiling, Sexual Harassment, Excessive Force


School Cops 'Out of Control'


NEW BRU Street Theater Piece to Stop The Bus Service Cuts

Today the BRU Street Theater presented a piece on the impacts of two sets of MTA Bus Service Cuts on bus riders. The piece 'Francisca y la muerte/Death
Searching Francisca' invites you, the spectator to become an actor and call
Sup. Mark-Ridley Thomas asking him to take a stand to stop the
cuts.

See video here and learn how to take action here

 

MTA - No Matter How You Spin it, You're Rolling Back Civil Rights

As MTA prepares to cut another set of over 300,000 hours of bus service, the Bus Riders Union has been on the offensive. Read on to see how despite how MTA slices it, their proposed service cuts and recent fare increases are rolling back Civil Rights!

MTA slashing bus service, attacking civil rights of bus riders

Current proposal would eliminate 11 bus lines, truncate or reduce 16 others, and wipe out 5% of total bus system 

The MTA is currently proposing another round of steep cuts to bus serv

How 2 minutes can change your entire life | An Intimate Portrayal of a Black Mother's Fight to Save her Son

Let me share with you a story of a courageous and fierce Black mother. Her persistence to have her children do more than merely "survive" or "make it" and commitment to justice took her on a truly transformative journey that has inspired us all.