TransForm is looking for new team members to join our family and our movement. Are you one of them?
We are hiring for three positions:
Will you spread the word and help us find amazing people to join our team?
TransForm is a special place to work, and we are excited to welcome new people who share our vision of creating a more connected, equitable, sustainable California. Please check out our website for more information on the positions, and share them widely with your friends, family, and anyone else interested!
SOLIDARITY WITH ORLANDO
A few weeks ago, San Francisco hosted its 46th Pride Parade. Many TransForm staff attended the sun-soaked celebration and reflected, as we have been doing for the last month, on the tragedy in Orlando. From Oakland to Orlando, TransForm stands in solidarity with the victims and families of gun violence. We hope that we can all come together - across religions, sexual orientation, and races - and stand against this type of hatred and violence. Read our full statement of solidarity on our blog.
STUDENT TRANSIT PASSES MOVE FORWARD AT THE CAPITOL
As state legislators head off for their one-month summer vacation, we are sticking around to celebrate the success (thus far) of AB 2222. AB 2222 would help provide discounted transit passes to low-income 6-12th graders and college students throughout California. Thanks to the hundreds of people who have emailed their legislator in support of AB 2222, and the leadership of key legislators, AB 2222 has already been approved by four committees and the full Assembly. AB 2222 still faces a stiff challenge in the Senate Appropriations Committee, but with the hard work of our allies, our staff, and our supporters, we are confident that we can motivate our Senators to pass this important bill.
MEET ANDREA AND LUCY, OUR AMAZING SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
This spring, TransForm and GJEL Accident Attorneys went looking for two outstanding high school students to honor with our first-ever Community Involvement Scholarship - and we definitely found them. We are proud to award the GJEL and TransForm Community Involvement Scholarship to Andrea Rivas Iraheta of San Rafael and Lucy Liang of Oakland in acknowledgement of their remarkable academic achievements and stellar records of service.
STRENGTHENING THE LEGAL CASE FOR CLIMATE PROTECTION
When the California Air Resources Board released the results of its May auction of carbon allowances, the gasps from around the state were almost loud enough to be heard from the space station. But here’s the truth: the super-low May auction proceeds should actually help the state’s legal defense of cap-and-trade. In fact, this market fluctuation showed that the program really is a market mechanism, not a tax. Now our state leaders need to extend our climate program and pass SB 32. For more, read State Policy Director Joshua Stark’s op-ed that was featured in Capitol Weekly.
WELCOME ROGER AND BRYTANEE
We are very excited to welcome two new staff members to our TransForm family: Roger Millerand Brytanee Brown! Roger brings years of leadership in building strong organizations as our new Development Director, and Brytanee will be helping expand the reach of bike share to low-income communities as our new Transportation Equity Coordinator. Check out our staff page to learn more about them, and join us in welcoming them aboard.
BART ON THE BALLOT
Reliable, frequent, affordable, and comfortable BART service: it’s on its way to the 2016 ballot.
Last month BART Directors voted unanimously to place a $3.5 billion funding measure on the November ballot. By focusing the measure on repairing and improving its core system, rather than more extensions, this measure is a major step in the right direction to getting BART back on track and keeping its riders safe, comfortable, and on time. After years of advocacy urging BART leadership to fix its existing system, we were thrilled at this outcome and will be urging a yes vote for voters in Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco counties.
Listen to KQED’s story on the bond measure to hear from Executive Director Stuart Cohen and learn why you should vote YES in November.
SHAPING THE FUTURE OF AN EQUITABLE EAST BAY BIKE SHARE
Bike share is coming to the East Bay, and TransForm will be making sure that it serves all the people living and traveling here, especially low-income people and communities of color. Read our blog for more on how this program will be focused on equity. And if you live in the East Bay, you too can get involved in shaping the future of bike share in your backyard!