In this time of public health and economic crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are partnering with our allies to advocate for urgent actions to protect our most vulnerable neighbors and public services. Take action and add your voice!
Keep people housed and help the unhoused find shelter
Nobody should be pushed out of their home during a public health emergency. And as California shelters in place, it’s more urgent than ever to help those without a place find safe shelter. Join the Housing Now! Coalition, including TransForm, in calling for an immediate statewide moratorium on evictions, rent increases, foreclosures, and unhoused encampment displacements.
Protect transit as an essential service
Even as $25 billion were allocated for transit in the stimulus bill that passed the U.S. Senate on March 25, drastic reductions in ridership and sales tax revenue pose an existential threat to transit in the months ahead. Join TransForm and our friends at the Transbay Coalition in calling on Governor Newsom and state legislators to include emergency funding for transit operations in a stimulus package for California.
Take action to support fare-free transit for CA Youth
Fare-free transit is more important than ever in light of the pandemic (see our blog post about why). Send a message to your state senators to pass AB 1350, which would require transit agencies to provide free transit passes to all Californians under age 18, regardless of income or educational status.
In other news...
Endorse ReX! Regional Express Transit Network to connect the Bay Area
ReX would make it easier for millions of residents to get around the region on transit. It is designed to connect the Bay Area’s transit systems, minimize travel times and wait times, and broaden access to regional rapid transit service. The core of the ReX network is intended to run on TransForm’s proposal for a fully connected system of express lanes, building on the network that is already beginning to take shape on the Bay Area’s freeways. Learn more about ReX.
Whether you’re an individual or you represent an organization that wants ReX, endorse the concept here.