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

Orinio Opinaldo
Jan Warren
Stephen Rosenblum
David McCoard
David Gassman
Sara Greenwald
Kathy Dervin
Heather Lawson
Patricia Lewis
Wendy Chung
Skylar Sutton
Valerie Taylor
Matthew Palm
John Shaban
Ankur Patel
Mary Saddler
Luis Cueto
Ruby Goodall
Tony Samara
sarah neal
Emily dos Santos
Gerry La Londe-Berg
Armando A. Garcia
SPencer Allegaert
Tamika L'Ecluse
Christel Lovin
434 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Orinio Opinaldo
    @oopinaldo tweeted link to this page. 2017-09-26 13:01:34 -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=70054
  • Orinio Opinaldo
    signed 2017-09-26 13:01:22 -0700
  • Jan Warren
    signed 2017-09-26 12:50:46 -0700
  • Stephen Rosenblum
    signed 2017-09-26 11:58:59 -0700
  • David McCoard
    signed 2017-09-26 11:31:25 -0700
  • David Gassman
    signed 2017-09-26 11:21:23 -0700
  • Sara Greenwald
    signed 2017-09-26 11:17:34 -0700
  • Kathy Dervin
    signed 2017-09-25 19:42:46 -0700
  • Heather Lawson
    signed 2017-09-25 01:45:57 -0700
  • Patricia Lewis
    signed 2017-09-24 10:43:10 -0700
  • Wendy Chung
    signed 2017-09-24 00:12:13 -0700
  • Skylar Sutton
    signed 2017-09-23 10:41:12 -0700
  • Valerie Taylor
    signed 2017-09-23 01:02:27 -0700
  • Matthew
    @mattdpalm tweeted link to this page. 2017-09-22 23:24:25 -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=4974389
  • Matthew Palm
    signed via 2017-09-22 23:24:05 -0700
  • John Shaban
    signed 2017-09-22 21:45:54 -0700
  • Ankur Patel
    signed 2017-09-22 15:06:15 -0700
  • Mary Saddler
    signed 2017-09-22 15:00:57 -0700
  • Luis Cueto
    signed 2017-09-22 11:58:18 -0700
  • Ruby Goodall
    signed via 2017-09-22 10:47:44 -0700
  • Tony Samara
    signed via 2017-09-22 10:37:36 -0700
  • sarah neal
    signed via 2017-09-22 09:57:25 -0700
  • YouthBuild Charter
    @YBCharter tweeted link to this page. 2017-09-22 09:50:12 -0700
    We believe transportation is an educational right. Sign the petition: YES on AB 17 to support student transit passes http://www.movela.org/ab17_petition?recruiter_id=4974378
  • Emily dos Santos
    signed via 2017-09-22 09:48:56 -0700
  • Gerry La Londe-Berg
    signed 2017-09-22 07:07:39 -0700
  • Armando A. Garcia
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-22 05:17:06 -0700
    Sign the petition: California State Senators: Please vote YES on AB 17 to support student transit passes
  • Armando A. Garcia
    signed 2017-09-22 05:16:11 -0700
  • SPencer Allegaert
    signed 2017-09-22 00:19:21 -0700
  • Tamika L'Ecluse
    signed 2017-09-21 23:10:29 -0700
  • Christel Lovin
    signed via 2017-09-21 21:36:45 -0700

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