March 29, 2012 in Event
National Occupy Transit
Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Civic Center Station
1560 Broadway, Denver
Occupy Denver has joined with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1001 in calling for the National Day of Action in Support of Public Transit. The ATU1001 is a local union in Denver that represents 2,300 transit workers: bus drivers, light rail operators, mechanics (diesel and electro), facility maintenance and clerical personnel. They deliver award-winning service to RTD riders throughout the Denver Metropolitan Area.
We will be leafleting transit riders for support from the 99% who need transit.
This national solidarity event was initially called for by Occupy Boston. They issued a statement:
Public transportation is a right and must be accessible to all. Service cuts and fare hikes will have a devastating and disproportionate impact on low-income communities, communities of color, students, workers, seniors and the environment. We say NO TO PRIVATIZATION of our common resources and NO MORE EXCUSES! We will not accept any funding strategies that attempt to divide the 99% against each other or shift the burden onto the backs of the 99%: the poor and working classes. End the wars and tax the rich! On April 4th, we will stand together to demand public transportation for the 99%. If our call is not answered and the necessary funds redirected, it will only add to the growing body of evidence that our government no longer represents us.