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

michael Harris
Phil Matero
Erin Johnson
Timothy Doyle
James Ledford
John Smith
Joanne Nuckols
Eric Forsberg
Denny Zane
Kayla Kaiser
aaron Stein-Chester
Elizabeth Ballinger-Dix
Hayley Bubb
Dean Khazanov
gloria ohland
Miriela Cooper
Alishon Raymundo
Nicole Williams
Sofia Guevara
Patricia Monegain
Julissa Rangel
Susan Alba
Cristina Jercan
434 signatures

Will you sign?

  • michael Harris
    signed 2017-09-21 19:14:14 -0700
  • Phil Matero
    signed 2017-09-21 16:44:53 -0700
  • Erin Johnson
    signed via 2017-09-21 16:44:12 -0700
  • Timothy Doyle
    signed via 2017-09-21 15:20:14 -0700
  • James C. Ledford
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-21 14:33:52 -0700
    Sign the petition: California State Senators: Please vote YES on AB 17 to support student transit passes
  • James C. Ledford
    @ledrobo tweeted link to this page. 2017-09-21 14:33:48 -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=473884
  • James Ledford
    signed 2017-09-21 14:32:31 -0700
  • John Smith
    signed 2017-09-21 12:55:21 -0700
  • Joanne Nuckols
    signed 2017-09-21 12:40:06 -0700
  • Eric Forsberg
    signed 2017-09-21 12:12:33 -0700
  • Denny Zane
    signed 2017-09-21 11:43:40 -0700
  • Kayla Kaiser
    signed 2017-09-20 13:32:27 -0700
  • aaron Stein-Chester
    signed 2017-09-19 11:20:29 -0700
  • Elizabeth Ballinger-Dix
    signed 2017-09-18 12:47:26 -0700
  • Hayley Allen
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-18 12:39:55 -0700
    Sign the petition: California State Senators: Please vote YES on AB 17 to support student transit passes
  • Hayley Allen
    @HayleyBubb tweeted link to this page. 2017-09-18 12:39:48 -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=4974346
  • Hayley Bubb
    signed 2017-09-18 12:38:57 -0700
  • Dean Khazanov
    signed 2017-09-17 22:18:49 -0700
  • gloria ohland
    signed 2017-09-17 12:30:02 -0700
  • Miriela Cooper
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-16 19:40:47 -0700
    Sign the petition: California State Senators: Please vote YES on AB 17 to support student transit passes
  • Miriela Cooper
    @CooperGr8pony tweeted link to this page. 2017-09-16 19:40:43 -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=4974343
  • Miriela Cooper
    signed 2017-09-16 19:39:13 -0700
  • Alishon Raymundo
    signed 2017-09-14 23:39:51 -0700
  • Nicole Williams
    signed 2017-09-14 21:20:30 -0700
  • Sofia Guevara
    signed 2017-09-14 20:40:01 -0700
  • Patricia Monegain
    signed 2017-09-14 08:58:55 -0700
  • Julissa Rangel
    signed 2017-09-13 17:40:01 -0700
  • Susie Cintigo
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-13 16:35:47 -0700
    Sign the petition: California State Senators: Please vote YES on AB 17 to support student transit passes
  • Susan Alba
    signed 2017-09-13 16:33:45 -0700
  • Cristina Jercan
    signed 2017-09-13 11:18:43 -0700

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