Organizing Against COVID-19 & Community Crises

It is clear that Coronavirus is changing almost everything about how people across the United States — and in many parts of the world — think about topics of interconnectedness, capitalism and political institutions, and the challenges the United States must address.  It is […]

Thank You for Celebrating Rosa Parks with Us!

Thank you!  Thank you for joining us last Tuesday to celebrate Rosa Parks’ Birthday with us. We look forward to celebrating with you again next year.   The day was wonderful! We gathered together to celebrate Rosa Parks’ birthday and our communities’ victory where starting […]

People Power Wins Rosa Parks Declaration; Fare Holiday Begins in 2021

On Rosa Parks’ Birthday, we celebrate Transit Equity Day. This celebration is an annual opportunity to uplift the vital necessity for transportation justice through an efficient, safe, accessible transit system.  Last week, The Transit Equity Coalition approached the TriMet Board of Directors with a […]

SOL Presents the Just Transition Learning Series

Seeding Our Liberation, OPAL’s political education program, is launching a new project: the Just Transition Learning Series. These monthly meetings will offer a five-part, unifying framework for how we can advance a just transition. We will dive into topics like the pillars of a […]

HB2020: Corporate Carbon Trading Bill Dear Governor Brown, Speaker Kotek, Senator Dembrow, and Representative Power: We, leaders of environmental justice groups in Oregon and throughout the U.S., call on you to be a true climate leader by supporting a fair, equitable and just transition and to oppose false […]

Huge Year End Victory!

To Our Community, Last week, our members claimed some incredible victories in the fight for transit justice. Earlier this year, bus riders spotted the fare hike in TriMet’s budget projections, and we made it known: fare hikes are the wrong direction. Our transit system […]

Photo of people carrying signs. Several of the signs say Why Pay more for less?

Sign Our Letter: No Fare Hikes!

TriMet’s new General Manager Doug Kelsey is pushing for higher transit fares. He says “we haven’t [raised fares] in nine years.” Such a move would make our daily commute more expensive. When fares go up, ridership goes down. It causes a downward spiral that […]