Bus Riders Union

Hundreds rally as BRU & regional coalition launch “Mr. President, Enforce, Restore, Expand Our Civil Rights!" campaign

Joined by 30 organizations from across LA, the BRU launched a national campaign with a rally calling on President Obama to enforce civil rights law and order the restoration of one million hours of bus service in LA. The campaign's public challenge to Obama and Mayor Villaraigosa was to side with a pro-civil rights, working class, environmental justice, bus-centered transit vision over a corporatist, gentrifying rail-centered vision of LA.  

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The 20-year fight against transit racism in LA

Bus Riders Union Mission Statement

Bus Riders Union Mission

Join us at LA City Hall rally to launch national campaign: Mr President, Enforce, Restore, Expand Our Civil Rights!

In the tradition of Rosa Parks and the Freedom Riders, LA's buses are once again a frontline battleground for the future of civil rights. On July 25, 11am at City Hall, 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 by restoring one million hours of bus service in LA and restoring the public's right to sue for civil rights.

LA City Hall Rally to Launch National Campaign--Mr. President: Enforce, Restore, Expand our Civil Rights!

Mass rally backed by region-wide coalition 

July 25 @ 11AM at LA City Hall