California has been at the forefront of the fight against climate change for years, and 2017 promises to test our leadership in unprecedented ways. As we face real threats at the federal level to our environment and human rights, Californians will need to push harder than ever for climate and transportation justice.
Come together with advocates, experts, state leaders, students, and community groups from across California at the 2017 Transportation Equity Summit. This year’s summit will focus on connecting state transportation funding to concrete goals that both fight climate change and promote social equity.
We know that climate change is real — and the transportation sector (with heavy reliance on the personal automobile) is a leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions. We believe that everyone has the right to safe and convenient transportation options, and equitable communities make our economy and our social institutions stronger. We know that real climate solutions create opportunity and justice for the people who need them most.
We also know this: when we come together, we make incredible change happen.
Transportation Equity Summit Schedule:
1pm-6pm on April 24 at Sacramento Convention Center
6pm reception at the historic Sacramento Hostel.
Advocacy Day schedule:
9am-5pm on April 25, at various legislative offices in the Capitol building, more info TBA.
Early bird price now through March 24, 2017: $100
Full price March 25, 2017 through April 23: $125
If you are ready to take what you’ve learned at the Summit straight to your state representatives at the Capitol, stay for the optional Advocacy Day on Tuesday, April 25. Advocacy Day is free, but registration is required. A training for advocacy day will be held during the closing session of Monday's summit, and there will be support and information for those who don't attend Monday but do attend Advocacy Day.
Scholarships for discount tickets are available to nonprofit employees, students, and others who may not be able to afford the full price. The deadline to apply is March 24, 2017. Email Katie Valenzuela Garcia for more information. Limited travel and lodging assistance is available.
Great deals for overnight lodging are available at the nearby historic Sacramento Hostel. Sign up below to reserve a room or bed.
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