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

Lamiya Hoque
Malina Long
Thomas Molina
Courtney Yamagiwa
Chloe Calder
Robina Henson
Justin Contreras
Abhishek Manjulagodu Basavanna
Mateo Rodriguez
Michelle Castillo
Victoria Alexander
Teresea Archaga
Laurie Laprade
Zacharia Shaheen
Andres Hernandez
Zobia Quraishi
Heavenly Prater
Nico Vallone
Juliana Luna
Alexia Britsch
Anna Whitney
Sevanna Reitter
Jose Antonio Meneses
Kimia Akbari
Karen Strgacich
Michaela Worona
434 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Lamiya Hoque
    signed 2017-08-01 14:50:37 -0700
  • Malina Long
    signed 2017-08-01 14:10:33 -0700
  • tommie 🖕🏻
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-01 12:26:47 -0700
    Sign the petition: California State Senators: Please vote YES on AB 17 to support student transit passes
  • tommie 🖕🏻
    @tommiejaym tweeted link to this page. 2017-08-01 12:26:38 -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=4973992
  • Thomas Molina
    signed 2017-08-01 12:24:51 -0700
  • Courtney Yamagiwa
    signed 2017-07-31 10:29:37 -0700
  • Chloe Calder
    signed 2017-07-30 15:40:49 -0700
  • Robina Henson
    signed 2017-07-29 12:33:14 -0700
  • Justin Contreras
    signed 2017-07-29 09:49:12 -0700
  • Abhishek Manjulagodu Basavanna
    signed 2017-07-28 15:30:40 -0700
  • Mateo Rodriguez
    signed 2017-07-28 09:51:49 -0700
  • Michelle Castillo
    signed 2017-07-27 15:42:05 -0700
  • Victoria Alexander
    signed 2017-07-27 00:27:17 -0700
  • Teresea Archaga
    signed 2017-07-26 12:52:20 -0700
  • Laurie Laprade
    signed 2017-07-26 12:48:09 -0700
  • Zacharia Shaheen
    signed 2017-07-25 22:56:17 -0700
  • Andres Hernandez
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-25 08:21:13 -0700
    Sign the petition: California State Senators: Please vote YES on AB 17 to support student transit passes
  • Andres Hernandez
    @1113Andres tweeted link to this page. 2017-07-25 08:21:04 -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=4886110
  • Andres Hernandez
    signed 2017-07-25 08:11:23 -0700
  • Zobia Quraishi
    signed 2017-07-24 20:15:34 -0700
  • Heavenly Prater
    signed 2017-07-24 13:42:37 -0700
  • Nico Vallone
    signed 2017-07-24 11:04:09 -0700
  • Juliana Luna
    signed 2017-07-23 10:08:06 -0700
  • Alexia Britsch
    signed 2017-07-22 23:48:03 -0700
  • Anna Whitney
    signed 2017-07-22 20:06:53 -0700
  • Sevanna Reitter
    signed 2017-07-22 09:49:46 -0700
  • Jose Antonio Meneses
    signed 2017-07-21 21:24:28 -0700
  • Kimia Akbari
    signed 2017-07-21 19:31:58 -0700
  • Karen Strgacich
    signed 2017-07-21 17:29:59 -0700
  • Michaela Worona
    signed 2017-07-21 16:08:13 -0700

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