EJ Movement Updates

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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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YEJA Campaign Action Updates

YEJA are talking to decision-makers about the YouthPass to the Future Campaign. Check out their awesome campaign updates – click here.

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3/18 Campaign Launch Event

On Friday, March 18th at 3pm, Bus Riders Unite (BRU) will kick off the 2016 BRU priority campaign: a low-income fare and E-Fare alternatives. The event is at the JAMS space at 82nd and Division. The fight for environmental justice is a marathon. We invite our community to join us as we begin the next…

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YouthPass Campaign Update

Since the campaign kick-off last November, youth organizers at Youth Environmental Justice Alliance (YEJA) have been working tirelessly to strategize next steps of the campaign, build relationships with other constituents and partners, as well as continue to develop youth leadership and skills. In December, the youth held an overnight retreat where they evaluated the program…

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Trimet Passes E-Fare With BRU-Led Changes

Trimet’s changing how we pay fare, and Bus Riders Unite has a plan to ensure the changes work for low-income people and people of color. This morning, the Trimet board passed ordinances to implement some of the changes Bus Riders Unite have been demanding since we first found out about Trimet’s plan. Victories: Free Rollout Period…

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Our Community Demands Air Toxics Action

OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon Executive Director Huy Ong delivered a rousing speech today in Salem, demanding DEQ respond to the long-standing air quality concerns of communities of color and low income. Take action on air toxics: talk to your neighbors about the environment in which we live, work, learn, pray and play. Watch the video…

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Upcoming Events

  1. YEJA meeting

    April 14 @ 4:30 pm - July 9 @ 6:30 pm
  2. Action Planning Team meeting

    May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. YEJA meeting

    May 12 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Action Planning Team meeting

    May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Environmental Justice demands:

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Transportation Justice

…Frequent, affordable, accessible and efficient mass and active transit for greater mobility and access to opportunity

...Reduced auto emissions for public health

housing-circle-watermarkHousing Justice

Protections for renters

…State and local inclusionary housing policies

Quality housing we can afford

climate-circle-watermarkClimate Justice

Climate action to benefit us first and most, as we are the communities most impacted by climate change

...Action to reduce toxics in our air, water and soil.

green-circle-watermarkGreen Justice

…Parks, green spaces, tree canopy and brownfield restoration for community livability

…Green, living-wage jobs in mass transit, infrastructure construction and maintenance, energy, and weatherization