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Join Us for a Celebration of our Transit Campaign

SEPTEMBER 6TH 3-6PM—TRIANGLE PARK, S. MARKET STREET

 

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FREE  —HOSTED BY JUST ECONOMICS AND JUST FOLKS

Drop in for a little while or stay the whole time!  We are going to celebrate the work we have done/progress we have made to improve transit, look ahead to what we are planning, and let folks know how they can be involved.  We will have food, music, games, activities (adult and children activities) and more.  Come celebrate with us!

Volunteer Survey

In building a movement for a more just and sustainable local economy, we are working hard to involve interested people, and we are gathering information about how our members and supporters would like to participate with us.  Our general meetings (every other month), our campaign meetings, and our committees are open to anyone and we invite you to participate, but individuals not able to attend meetings can still help support Just Economics’ mission. Please take this quick, 4-question survey if you are interested in engaging with Just Economics. We want to involve passionate people in our work in a way that feels right for them. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2CXYJRS

Action Alert:  Please ask Asheville City Council to continue to support important changes to the bus system in the budget!

Read the latest article from the Asheville Citizen-Times on transportation services here: http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2014/06/10/bus-trouble-art-riders-glitches-can-mean-lost-jobs/10307539/

City Council will vote on the budget on June 24th.

As of right now, Limited Sunday Service and changes to the C route, (2 major objectives of the People’s 19 Point Agenda on Transportation) are included in the City’s budget.  We are very happy with these items being included in the budget and need to continue one last push to make sure these items remain in the budget.  Public Comment and discussion around the budget will take place on June 10th, and the budget will be voted on by City Council on June 24th (but there will be no public comment before the vote that day).

Our Message:  Thank you City Council for providing funding for Sunday service and changes to the C route in the City’s budget.  These items are important to the vitality of our community.  Please be sure to keep this funding in the City’s budget.

What You Can Do:  You can e-mail all of council at AshevilleNCCouncil@ashevillenc.gov and ask them to keep this important budget item in place.

For more information about the People’s Voice on Transportation Equality and the 19 Point Agenda please go to:  http://justeconomicswnc.org/transportation-campaign/

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People’s Voice on Transportation Equality!

This is a campaign designed by people who ride the bus out of necessity to advocate for the voice of regular bus riders in transportation reform in Asheville.  This group has been meeting and working together for over a year to develop the People’s 19 Point Agenda on Transportation Reform.  We publicly launched the campaign this January in an effort to encourage more community engagement

To join our campaign or for questions about our campaign, contact Amy Cantrell at the JE office 828-505-7466 or amy@justeconomicswnc.org.

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Take a look at the following video about wealth inequality:

Wealth Inequality in America

 

Want to learn more about Just Economics, check out this 6 minute video about what we do:

Just Economics Video 2012

 

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