Join the Transit Equity Days Community Hearing, Feb. 3 and 4

Join the hearing where United Methodist Women members and others will be sharing their testimonies in support of transit equity.

Join the Transit Equity Days Community Hearing, Feb. 3 and 4

Rosa Parks, whose birthday is February 4, worked to make public transportation accessible for all. Rosa Parks’ faith inspired and undergirded her prophetic witness. “I learned people should stand up for their rights, just as the Children of Israel stood up to the Pharaoh,” she once commented.

Transit equity is not only an expression of our faith call to seek racial and economic justice, but it is key to advancing climate justice. The transportation sector is the main source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Limited access to affordable public transportation disproportionately affects communities of color and low-income communities — the same communities that experience a higher burden of negative impacts from air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to making public transit accessible and affordable for all, we can work toward cleaner air and healthier communities by advancing public transit that is powered by clean and renewable energy.

Join the Transit Equity Days Community Hearing on Feb. 3 from 3 pm-7 pm ET and Feb. 4 from 11 am-3 pm ET. United Methodist Women members and others will be sharing their testimonies in support of transit equity.

As people of faith, we have an opportunity to lift our voices in support of transit equity. Are you someone who relies on public transportation to get to work, school or church? Are you a transit worker? Would you use public transit if it were more affordable and more accessible? Are you part of a community that is impacted by air pollution from vehicles powered by unclean energy? As part of our work to advance just energy for all, United Methodist Women is part of the Transit Equity Network — and we want to hear your story.

If you have any questions, please reach out to climatejustice@unitedmethodistwomen.org.

Posted or updated: 1/29/2021 12:00:00 AM