Release Tadzio Mueller and the other climate prisoners!

To:  The Danish Parliament Over the past week, tens of thousands of people from across the planet have taken to the streets of Copenhagen demanding real and just solutions to climate change. But on the streets, as well as inside the UN Climate Change Conference, delegates and ‘outsiders’ alike are doubting that the conference will reach a deal that isn’t a disaster for most of the world.

Inside the Bella Centre, where the UN delegates are meeting, numerous critical voices have been marginalised through technical and procedural manoeuvres. Others, like Friends of the Earth International, have had their accreditation revoked. Outside, the policing of protest has been consistently draconian and occasionally brutal.

Support Richmond's Community Land Trust

After years of work, the time is right and the political will is in place to support permanent affordable housing in Richmond through the creation of a Community Land Trust.  On September 15th, Richmond Mayor, Gayle McLaughlin, and co-sponsor Councilmember Jeff Ritterman will introduce a resolution in support of REDI’s proposed Community Land Trust. 

Please attend the 9/15/09 Richmond city council meeting to support this resolution!

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Oakland Airport Connector

The Connector is a $550 million dollar boondoogle that will cost jobs at BART, AC Transit and other transit operators as well contribute to service cuts and rising fares at these agencies. A coalition of community, policy and labor groups continues to chip away at the Connector and its assets.

Transit Workers Stage Mock Funeral

Transit FuneralOAKLAND, CA (KGO) -- A group of public transit advocates held a mock funeral this morning for services that have been lost because of budget cuts. 

The Transit Riders for Public Transportation sponsored the rally outside of Oakland City Hall. Members of the group want Congress to give local transit agencies greater flexibility on how they spend the money they receive from Washington.

Action Alert: Support Transit Operations!

Please ask your Congressperson to co-sponsor H.R. 2746 (Rep. Carnahan – MO)

This bill would help avert service cuts and fare hikes by transit operators by restoring federal funding for transit operations in larger cities. The measure also provides incentives for states like California to restore the funding for transit operations that was recently eliminated because of state budget deficits.

Talking Points Below (Feel free to cut and paste into an email.)

Action Alert: Help Stop the Wasteful Oakland Airport Connector

Give back the $70 million in Federal Stimulus funds to desperate transit operators so they can provide for our everyday transportation needs!

Bus Riders with Signs at the MTC meeting

What: BART Board Meeting

When:Thursday May 14th, 9am 

Where: BART's Board Room: 344 20th Street, 3rd floor (at corner of Webster Street) in Downtown Oakland in building w/ Longs called the: Kaiser Center Mall


Don’t waste half a billion dollars of our taxes on a project we can’t afford

At a time when AC Transit, Muni, and BART are all so broke they are talking about raising fares and cutting service to pay their bills, BART wants to build an extension to the Oakland Airport so expensive to construct that it will cost $12 on top of BART fare to get to the airport. This extension would further divide up East Oakland, without providing residents with transportation (it would only stop at BART and the Airport) or long term jobs.

ACTION ALERT: Prevent Massive Fare Hikes, Service Cuts and Lay-offs!

Prevent Massive Fare Hikes, Service Cuts and Lay-offs at AC Transit,
MUNI, BART and all of the Transit Operators

Tell MTC – Don’t Make Another Racist and Classist Funding Decision,   
Don’t Gut Funding for Transit
WHAT: Press Conference & Hearing at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
WHEN: Wednesday, February 25th, 9:30 AM – 11:30AM
WHERE: MTC Offices at 101 8th St. Oakland, CA (Across the street from the Lake Merritt Bart Station)

ACTION ALERT: AC Transit Fares for Youth May Double

Tell AC Transit you oppose the fare increase!


Public Comment Line: (510) 891-7293

Say: "No to Youth Fare increase, no to senior and disabled increase and no to service cuts!'


GreenForAll: Tell Congress to go Green For All in the Economic Stimulus Package

Have you heard? It's all over the news: people everywhere are talking about the possibility of a recession. From Wall Street to Oakland, economic tensions are high.

AC Transit considers fare increases

Four fare proposals to receive directors' attention at today's meeting AC bus riders may face fare increases

AC Transit is considering a proposal to raise its regular bus fare from $1.75 to $2 as of July 1 to cope with expected state subsidy cuts and rising operating costs.

Board members for the agency, which serves western Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, will discuss four fare-raising scenarios to raise as much as $9 million at a meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. today.