Please support AB 17: student transit passes

Dear Governor Brown:

Please support Assembly Bill 17 (D-Holden) to create a new generation of transit users, help underserved students, reduce the number of cars on the road, decrease vehicle miles traveled, and thereby make real cuts in Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

AB 17 passed with bipartisan support in both the Assembly (76-3) and Senate (37-3) to provide reduced-cost transit passes to public college and university students, as well as middle school and high school students.

We must take every viable step we can to build ridership and maximize vehicle trip reduction and legitimate our large-scale investments in infrastructure, from high-speed rail to local transit systems. Therefore, it is important to encourage transit use amongst future generations if California is going shift away from single-occupancy vehicles, reduce traffic, fulfill our State's commitment to reducing carbon and achieve the agreed upon reductions in the Paris Climate Accord. Well-designed student pass programs have been shown to significantly increase student ridership and to significantly reduce the cost of an education—as well as GHG emissions and air pollution.

In addition, students face high barriers to access their education and if we can lower one of many by reducing the cost of transportation to and from their school, we can help reduce absenteeism and increase enrollment at schools across this State. This is particularly true in our public community college system where a recent study in Los Angeles found 1 in 5 students were homeless and in need of assistance for costs beyond tuition.

We are counting on your support to sign AB 17 and provide a transit pass program for California’s hard-working students and as a tool for fighting climate change.

Sincerely,

 

Who's signing

Carly Ritter
Brett Gordon
Desiree Boykin
Marja Ziemer
Margie Robinson
Nancie Cruise
Brandon Whalen-Castellanos
Benjamin Verheiden
David Hillman
Fred Morrison
Linda Ray
Aileen Mestas
Patrick M. Kennedy
Nicole Marie Sante
David Holloway
Daniela Salgado
Tina Ann
Diane Bailey
Ron Goldman
Bill Pinkham
Melanie Liu
Gayle Eads
Michael Kutilek
Mary Sue Meads
Jean Jackman
Laurie Rubin
Kathy Kerridge
434 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Carly Ritter
    signed 2017-12-04 15:44:42 -0800
  • Brett Gordon
    signed 2017-10-12 22:19:13 -0700
  • Desiree Boykin
    signed 2017-10-09 15:58:15 -0700
  • Silke Valentine
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-08 18:41:27 -0700
    Sign the petition: California State Senators: Please vote YES on AB 17 to support student transit passes
  • Silke Valentine
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-08 18:41:22 -0700
    Sign the petition: California State Senators: Please vote YES on AB 17 to support student transit passes
  • Marja Ziemer
    signed 2017-10-05 23:18:44 -0700
  • Margie Robinson
    signed 2017-10-05 22:55:26 -0700
  • Nancie Cruise
    signed 2017-10-05 15:26:07 -0700
  • Brandon Whalen-Castellanos
    signed 2017-10-05 14:37:41 -0700
  • Benjamin Verheiden
    signed 2017-10-05 14:11:20 -0700
  • David Hillman
    signed 2017-10-02 20:03:08 -0700
  • Fred Morrison
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-01 15:24:03 -0700
    Sign the petition: California State Senators: Please vote YES on AB 17 to support student transit passes
  • Fred Morrison
    signed 2017-10-01 15:23:29 -0700
  • Linda Ray
    signed 2017-09-29 19:18:41 -0700
  • Aileen Mestas
    signed 2017-09-29 16:02:38 -0700
  • Patrick M. Kennedy
    signed 2017-09-29 14:51:59 -0700
  • Nicole Marie Sante
    signed 2017-09-29 07:46:21 -0700
  • David Holloway
    signed 2017-09-28 19:12:46 -0700
  • Daniela Salgado
    signed 2017-09-28 18:48:28 -0700
  • Tina Ann
    signed 2017-09-27 21:06:33 -0700
  • Diane Bailey
    signed 2017-09-27 20:52:28 -0700
  • Ron Goldman
    signed 2017-09-27 20:09:52 -0700
  • Bill Pinkham
    signed 2017-09-27 18:42:46 -0700
  • Melanie Liu
    signed 2017-09-27 17:42:09 -0700
  • Gayle Eads
    signed 2017-09-27 17:13:39 -0700
  • Michael Kutilek
    signed 2017-09-27 16:04:55 -0700
  • Mary Sue Meads
    signed 2017-09-27 14:52:17 -0700
  • Jean Jackman
    signed 2017-09-27 14:16:17 -0700
  • Laurie Rubin
    signed 2017-09-27 13:36:15 -0700
  • Kathy Kerridge
    signed 2017-09-27 13:05:17 -0700

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