Bus Riders Unite

Jai Singh: Fighting for Transit Liberation

“We need to do what I call visionary organizing. Recognize that in every crisis, people do not respond like a school of fish. Some people become immobilized. Some people become very angry, some commit suicide, and other people begin to find solutions. And visionary organizers look at those people, recognize them and encourage them, and…

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VIDEO: OPAL on Community Hotline

OPAL’s Community Engagement Coordinator Shawn Fleek was on Portland Community Media’s Community Hotline to talk about OPAL, our current campaigns, and our upcoming Voices of a People’s History Event. The full video is below. Support our intersectional organizing by attending the Voices event. Tickets are nearly sold out – get yours today!

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INTERVIEW: BRU Leader Nic Phillips

Nicole (Nic) Phillips (she/her) will be one of the featured speakers at Voices of a People’s History 2016 – Roots, Resistance, Revolution. Nic and other leaders in our local movement will share historical perspectives on the fight for justice. In this in-depth interview, Nic talks about how she got involved in Bus Riders Unite, how…

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BRU Victory! TriMet Studies Reduced Fare

In a huge victory for Bus Riders Unite, whose advocacy for a low-income fare has been ongoing, TriMet has agreed to study a low-income fare policy – how it would be implemented, who it would impact, and more. While BRU’s Research and Advisory Committee has been studying the policy internally, TriMet has finally agreed to…

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BRU Campaign Launch Photos

BRU’s Campaign Launch last Friday was a huge success. If you haven’t already, watch the KOIN6 News Video about the event, and keep scrolling to see some great and powerful images from the day.

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VIDEO: Low Income Fare Launch Recap

Bus Riders Unite are organizing around a rider-created alternative to TriMet’s planned electronic fare system. On Friday March 18th, riders rallied and held a press conference to state our demands: a low-income fare, expanded retail network, and multi-rder or family card. “Bus riders are youth and seniors, people with disabilities, women with families – and…

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Strength & Hope

Bus Riders Unite builds strength and hope for Transit Justice Like you, we here at OPAL are subdued today. A heavy fog has set, with harsh reminder of who has power in our communities, who the laws protect, and who they don’t. There are few words that can do justice to the moment, but the…

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Save the Date – June 24

Get your tickets today! Tuesday, June 24th Doors open at 5:30pm Curious Comedy Theatre: 5225 NE MLK Blvd. Recognizing that our current struggles for Environmental Justice are just part of the long history of organizing for social justice in the United States, OPAL is organizing for the second year in a row a staged reading…

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