EJ Movement Updates
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…
YEJA are talking to decision-makers about the YouthPass to the Future Campaign. Check out their awesome campaign updates – click here.
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…
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…
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…
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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Environmental Justice demands:
…Frequent, affordable, accessible and efficient mass and active transit for greater mobility and access to opportunity
...Reduced auto emissions for public health
…Protections for renters
…State and local inclusionary housing policies
…Quality housing we can afford
…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.
…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