Nationwide vigils are held by transit riders, community organizers, civil rights groups, environmental/climate justice groups, and transit worker unions.
The Transit Equity Network has spearheaded this endeavor declaring public transport as a civil right and connecting Ms. Parks’ act of nonviolent resistance to the rights of all people.
The premise is that everyone has the right to high-quality public transportation, run on clean/renewable energy. The Network’s year-round advocacy demands adequate funding to support safe, reliable, equitable and environmentally clean transit systems.
There was a local action on Saturday Feb 4 at the North Transfer Point, 1213 Huxley St., Madison. There were also live zoom coverage of nationwide vigils https://www.labor4sustainability.org/transit-equity-2023/livestream/
Thanks to WNPJ member B.E. Smith for contributing this information and helping to organize the Madison event.
If you missed these events - watch for more organizing around transit in your community. Let’s all consider learning more about transit rights, the need for renewable energy and how WNPJ's member groups can participate in the future.