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

Patricia Kinney
Stan Fitzgerald
Ellen Franzen
Anna Deering
Zeinab Benchakroun
Karen Guma
Ct Bross
Kathleen McNulty
jan cecil
DAniel Choi
Michelle Orengo-McFarlane
Bianca Molgora
April Lo
Hannah Sowerwine
Lyn Younger
Donald Dodge
Patrick Costello
Trisha Leavitt
Joel Sokolsky
Sunny Balsam
Kim Messmer
William Mitchell
Lana Touchstone
Brendon Smith
Steve Ongerth
Frances Aubrey
434 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Patricia Kinney
    signed 2017-09-26 17:19:11 -0700
  • Stan Fitzgerald
    signed 2017-09-26 17:19:03 -0700
  • Ellen Franzen
    signed 2017-09-26 17:15:35 -0700
  • Anna Deering
    signed 2017-09-26 17:13:19 -0700
  • Zeinab Benchakroun
    signed 2017-09-26 17:12:57 -0700
  • Karen Guma
    signed 2017-09-26 17:08:29 -0700
  • Ct Bross
    signed 2017-09-26 17:07:07 -0700
  • Kathleen McNulty
    signed 2017-09-26 17:06:16 -0700
  • jan cecil
    signed 2017-09-26 17:05:02 -0700
  • DAniel Choi
    signed 2017-09-26 17:00:38 -0700
  • Michelle Orengo-McFarlane
    signed 2017-09-26 16:57:40 -0700
  • Bianca Molgora
    signed 2017-09-26 16:49:47 -0700
  • April Lo
    signed 2017-09-26 16:47:18 -0700
  • Hannah Sowerwine
    signed 2017-09-26 16:41:48 -0700
  • Lyn Younger
    signed 2017-09-26 16:41:01 -0700
  • Donald Dodge
    signed 2017-09-26 16:35:37 -0700
  • Patrick Costello
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-26 16:35:16 -0700
    Sign the petition: California State Senators: Please vote YES on AB 17 to support student transit passes
  • Patrick Costello
    @GreenInvestGuy tweeted link to this page. 2017-09-26 16:35:10 -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=4974425
  • Patrick Costello
    signed 2017-09-26 16:34:37 -0700
  • Trisha Leavitt
    signed 2017-09-26 16:32:46 -0700
  • Joel Sokolsky
    signed 2017-09-26 16:30:47 -0700
  • Sunny Balsam
    signed 2017-09-26 16:22:53 -0700
  • Kim Messmer
    signed 2017-09-26 16:22:01 -0700
  • William Mitchell
    signed 2017-09-26 16:21:10 -0700
  • Lana Touchstone
    signed 2017-09-26 16:19:11 -0700
  • Brendon Smith
    signed 2017-09-26 16:17:34 -0700
  • Steve Ongerth
    signed 2017-09-26 14:39:53 -0700
  • Frances Aubrey
    signed 2017-09-26 13:38:18 -0700
  • Orinio Opinaldo
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-26 13:01:47 -0700
    Sign the petition: California State Senators: Please vote YES on AB 17 to support student transit passes
  • Orinio Opinaldo
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-26 13:01:41 -0700
    Sign the petition: California State Senators: Please vote YES on AB 17 to support student transit passes

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