Call to Action: Support the Sit-in for Opportuni(T)!
Opportun(T) delayed is opportunity denied.
This morning, 30 youth and supporters from the Youth Affordabili(T) Coalition (YAC) began a Sit-in for Opportuni(T) in the office of Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey. We have worked for more than seven years to make the MBTA more affordable by creating a Youth Pass.
The T is our Opportuni(T) to learn, work, thrive and contribute. When we can’t afford it, we’re cut off from everything. We’re sitting in because we need a Youth Pass now.
We need your support!
1. Call/email/tweet Secretary Davey
Tell Secretary Davey to end the MBTA affordability crisis for youth riders. Secretary Davey committed to start a pilot of the Youth Pass in 2011. He can end the sit-in by honoring this commitment.
2. Join us outside the Sit-in for Opportuni(T)
Today, we are gathering at the State Transportation Building at 10 Park Plaza, in front of the Stuart Street entrance. We are holding a rally at 4:00 p.m. and vigil at 6:00 p.m. We ask supporters to be present outside the building for the duration of the sit-in, to show solidarity with those who are inside.
3. Call/email/tweet Governor Patrick
Tell Governor Patrick that we want a state where youth can learn, work, thrive and contribute. He should instruct Secretary Davey to take steps to make the MBTA affordable for youth by creating a Youth Pass now.
4. Contribute to the Youth Pass support fund to cover bail, fines, and supplies.
5. Visit http://www.ace-ej.