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

Tyler Frink
Riley Quijano
Kyle Williams
Daniel Erenstein
Brandob Knauf
Fatima Sohail
Ariel Nosrati
Paulina Rubin
David Gefen
Benjamin Tobi
Kaelin Fermin
Faraz Moallemi
Lisa Anderson
Jessica Khalili
Di'Shea Richardson
Dale Vaughn
Fitzgerald Graves
Diona Shelbourne
Marlene Hurd
Montel Floyd
Stevie Fox
Mai Anh Ha
Autumn Racherbaumer
Nathaniel Payne
Bryana Espinoza
434 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Tyler Frink
    signed via 2017-08-19 12:36:56 -0700
  • Riley Quijano
    signed via 2017-08-19 06:38:19 -0700
  • Kyle Williams
    signed via 2017-08-19 03:33:16 -0700
  • Daniel Erenstein
    signed via 2017-08-18 22:31:24 -0700
  • Brandob Knauf
    signed via 2017-08-18 21:58:43 -0700
  • Fatima Sohail
    signed via 2017-08-18 20:43:13 -0700
  • Ariel Nosrati
    signed via 2017-08-18 19:52:10 -0700
  • Paulina Rubin
    signed via 2017-08-18 18:37:41 -0700
  • David Gefen
    signed via 2017-08-18 18:16:43 -0700
  • Benjamin Tobi
    signed via 2017-08-18 18:15:33 -0700
  • Kaelin Fermin
    signed via 2017-08-18 18:15:14 -0700
  • Faraz Moallemi
    signed via 2017-08-18 18:12:43 -0700
  • Lisa Anderson
    signed via 2017-08-18 18:09:39 -0700
  • Jessica Khalili
    signed via 2017-08-18 17:43:07 -0700
  • Di'Shea Richardson
    signed via 2017-08-12 12:51:41 -0700
  • Dale Vaughn
    signed via 2017-08-07 06:25:30 -0700
  • fitzgerald graves sr
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-07 04:43:29 -0700
    Sign the petition: California State Senators: Please vote YES on AB 17 to support student transit passes
  • fitzgerald graves sr
    @FLGELITE tweeted link to this page. 2017-08-07 04:43:24 -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=4974032
  • Fitzgerald Graves
    signed via 2017-08-07 04:42:55 -0700
  • Diona Shelbourne-Blanche
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-06 13:08:14 -0700
    Sign the petition: California State Senators: Please vote YES on AB 17 to support student transit passes
  • Diona Shelbourne
    signed via 2017-08-06 13:07:28 -0700
  • Marlene Hurd
    signed via 2017-08-06 12:24:06 -0700
  • Montel Floyd
    signed via 2017-08-04 20:36:34 -0700
  • @MoveLATransit tweeted this page. 2017-08-03 09:53:51 -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=64155
  • Stevie Fox
    signed 2017-08-03 01:19:03 -0700
  • Mai Anh Ha
    @maianhha tweeted link to this page. 2017-08-02 15:33:37 -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=4974009
  • Mai Anh Ha
    signed 2017-08-02 15:33:14 -0700
  • Autumn Racherbaumer
    signed 2017-08-02 11:47:58 -0700
  • Nathaniel Payne
    signed 2017-08-01 20:44:19 -0700
  • Bryana Espinoza
    signed 2017-08-01 18:58:41 -0700

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