EJ Movement Updates
On Thursday April 7th, OPAL’s Youth Environmental Justice Alliance (YEJA) shared major findings from their report YouthPass to the Future: Youth Experiences on Public Transit, Challenges and Needs, and Solutions for a Better Future. The event was covered by OPB, and the Portland Tribune. The report, seven months in the making, includes results of over…
Youth Environmental Justice Alliance (YEJA) youth leaders are holding a press event marking the public release of YouthPass to the Future: Youth Experiences on Public Transit, Challenges and Needs, and Solutions for a Better Future. The report reveals insights into transit inequities among East Portland youth. The event is 4:00 – 5:30pm on Thursday, April 7th,…
Youth leaders working to preserve and improve the YouthPass program have sent an open letter to Mayor Charlie Hales. The full text of the letter is below. Click here for a PDF copy. — Mayor Charlie Hales City of Portland 1224 SW 4th Ave Portland, OR 97204 March 23, 2016 Dear Mayor Hales, We are writing…
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.
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.
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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