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 Eisenstein
Zachary Gephart-Canada
Andy Lo'hana
Jeff Edelstein
Marcella Barreiro
Angie Rumbo
Jovanny Dominguez
Vladimir Jaco
Helen Damirgian
Rudraj Koppikar
Kirsten Cintigo
Virna Damocles
Astrid Cabrera
Sonia Bernal
Mariana Sifuentes
Irma Rangel
Linda Zimring
Taylor Devlugt
Tonette Butler
Marcel Ace
Chelsea Bangert
Moon Oindrila
Cecilia Troncoso
Amber Guzman
Mauricio Patino
Yasmine Lahdab
Natalie Mendez
lindsey blenden
Valerie Amescua
Natalie Cannon
434 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Michael Eisenstein
    signed 2017-09-13 06:28:43 -0700
  • Zachary Gephart-Canada
    signed 2017-09-12 18:25:04 -0700
  • Andy Lo'hana
    signed 2017-09-12 16:53:44 -0700
  • Jeff Edelstein
    signed 2017-09-12 10:37:30 -0700
  • Marcella Barreiro
    signed 2017-09-12 06:08:08 -0700
  • Angie Rumbo
    signed 2017-09-11 22:16:17 -0700
  • Jovanny Dominguez
    signed 2017-09-11 22:05:44 -0700
  • Vladimir Jaco
    signed 2017-09-11 20:17:25 -0700
  • Helen Damirgian
    signed 2017-09-11 20:10:42 -0700
  • Rudraj Koppikar
    signed 2017-09-11 19:04:36 -0700
  • Kirsten Cintigo
    signed 2017-09-11 17:42:04 -0700
  • Virna Damocles
    signed 2017-09-11 16:54:17 -0700
  • Astrid Cabrera
    signed 2017-09-11 15:49:20 -0700
  • Sonia Bernal
    signed 2017-09-11 14:54:26 -0700
  • Mariana Sifuentes
    signed 2017-09-11 13:18:51 -0700
  • Irma Rangel
    signed 2017-09-11 12:47:42 -0700
  • Linda Zimring
    signed 2017-09-11 11:53:38 -0700
  • Taylor Devlugt
    signed 2017-09-11 11:50:22 -0700
  • Tonette Butler
    signed 2017-09-11 11:47:18 -0700
  • Marcel Ace
    signed 2017-09-11 11:42:23 -0700
  • Chelsea Bangert
    signed 2017-09-11 11:39:21 -0700
  • Moon Oindrila
    signed 2017-09-11 11:30:34 -0700
  • Cecilia Troncoso
    signed 2017-09-11 11:10:13 -0700
  • Amber Guzman
    signed 2017-09-11 11:08:06 -0700
  • Mauricio Patino
    signed via 2017-08-25 21:22:10 -0700
  • Yasmine Lahdab
    signed via 2017-08-24 17:52:30 -0700
  • Natalie Mendez
    signed via 2017-08-22 23:34:16 -0700
  • lindsey blenden
    signed via 2017-08-20 22:37:13 -0700
  • Valerie Amescua
    signed via 2017-08-20 18:17:26 -0700
  • Natalie Cannon
    signed via 2017-08-19 23:37:33 -0700

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