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

Iiyshaa Youngblood
Melody Jimenez
Zinneta Remediakis
mary piowaty
Alexander Walker-Griffin
Pat Harper
Zachary Denney
Deanna Woodman
Wafaa Elshawarbi
Shakira Graham
Johnny bladow
Newton He
Juliana LeClaire
Saleem Moinuddin
Gerson Liahut
Victor Chavarin
Malik Spence
Farris Hamza
Dave Cruz
Andrew Soegiharto
Doyle Muhammad
Sarah Contreras
Mauricio Chavarria
Su Jin Son
Wesley Reutimann
Christine Rahal
Grecia Elenes
Bob Allen
434 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Iiyshaa Youngblood
    signed via 2017-07-17 19:32:44 -0700
  • Melody Jimenez
    signed via 2017-07-17 18:45:45 -0700
  • Zinneta Remediakis
    signed via 2017-07-17 17:20:48 -0700
  • mary piowaty
    signed via 2017-07-17 13:57:32 -0700
  • Alexander Walker-Griffin
    signed via 2017-07-17 13:51:35 -0700
  • Pat Harper
    signed via 2017-07-17 12:49:43 -0700
  • Zachary Denney
    signed via 2017-07-17 12:42:58 -0700
  • Deanna Woodman
    signed via 2017-07-17 12:04:25 -0700
  • Wafaa Elshawarbi
    signed via 2017-07-17 11:54:23 -0700
  • Shakira Graham
    @Yankee_Ram tweeted link to this page. 2017-07-17 11:50:17 -0700
    Sign the petition: California State Senators: Please vote YES on AB 17 to support student transit passes http://www.movela.org/ab17_petition?recruiter_id=4973542
  • Shakira Graham
    signed via 2017-07-17 11:50:01 -0700
  • Johnny bladow
    signed via 2017-07-17 11:41:12 -0700
  • Newton He
    signed via 2017-07-17 11:13:12 -0700
  • Juliana LeClaire
    signed via 2017-07-17 11:05:48 -0700
  • Saleem Moinuddin
    signed via 2017-07-17 11:05:30 -0700
  • Gerson Liahut
    signed via 2017-07-17 11:03:34 -0700
  • Victor Chavarin
    signed via 2017-07-13 21:21:45 -0700
  • Malik Spence
    signed via 2017-07-13 17:49:40 -0700
  • Farris Hamza
    signed via 2017-07-13 14:33:16 -0700
  • Dave Cruz
    signed via 2017-07-13 11:48:49 -0700
  • Andrew Soegiharto
    signed via 2017-07-13 10:55:15 -0700
  • Doyle Muhammad
    signed via 2017-07-13 10:13:58 -0700
  • Tabitha Romero
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-13 10:09:58 -0700
    Sign the petition: California State Senators: Please vote YES on AB 17 to support student transit passes
  • Sarah Contreras
    signed via 2017-07-12 10:53:36 -0700
  • Mauricio Chavarria
    signed via 2017-07-12 08:52:38 -0700
  • Su Jin Son
    signed via 2017-07-10 22:15:49 -0700
  • Wesley Reutimann
    signed via 2017-07-10 21:20:57 -0700
  • Christine Rahal
    signed via 2017-07-10 15:25:49 -0700
  • Grecia Elenes
    signed via 2017-07-10 14:29:51 -0700
  • Bob Allen
    signed via 2017-07-10 13:25:16 -0700

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