It’s a busy autumn for Bus Riders Unite! Launched in June, the #UpWithRiders campaign continues to pick up momentum. #UpWithRiders is a joint campaign of OPAL, Bus Riders Unite, and the Youth Environmental Justice Alliance to stop fare hikes and win truly public transportation free of fares, congestion, and racial profiling. This fall is the perfect time to get involved. We invite you to join us as we build power for our communities to stop bad policies like fare hikes and win a future we control!
Bus Rider Organizing
Multiple days each week, we board the buses to talk to fellow riders about #UpWithRiders and build power for transportation justice. We listen to riders’ stories, relate our campaigns and victories, and encourage them to get involved. Every transit-dependent person has a story to tell. Joining us for bus organizing helps turn those individual stories into collective advocacy and community resilience. Bus riders are always welcome at OPAL.
Dates: November 2nd, December 7th.
Times: vary. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (503) 427-8291.
Check for the most up-to-date information and RSVP on the First Saturday Facebook event
Bus Riders Unite! General Membership Meetings
Transit riders come together to strategize, build stronger relationships, and advocate for the needs of our people. We provide a meal, plus support childcare and translation, in a fun, friendly, and powerful atmosphere. Meeting locations vary across the city, and usually take place 6:00pm – 8:00pm on fourth Thursdays of the month. Get details at opalpdx.org/calendar. Contact Gaby at email@example.com or call (503) 427-8291
RSVP on our Facebook event page for the next meeting, October 24th