For the fifth year, grassroots transit rider groups, environmental, climate justice, civil rights, disability, and faith organizations, and transit workers unions, will organize actions across the country to recognize transit equity as a civil right.
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen coordination between their two agencies in order to increase access to national parks and improve options to get there in a pollution-free ride, including the electrification of public transit fleets, electric vehicle charging stations, and shared bikes and scooters.
Oakland, CA— From July 17-25, 2021, Sierra Club will join Latino Conservation Week celebrations— a week of events sponsored by the Hispanic Access Foundation to support the Latino community getting into the outdoors and participating in activities to protect our natural resources. This year’s celebrations focus on heightening awareness on the need for climate action to protect the natural world, access to the outdoors, and communities.
Washington, DC -- Today, the Sierra Club announced its full support for reparations for Black people, affirming that it is impossible to create a healthy, safe, and sustainable planet without acknowledging and materially addressing the past and present economic, cultural, psychological and spiritual impacts of racism.
Tulsa, OK— Today, as President Biden visits Tulsa to memorialize the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre, leaders called on his administration to designate the site, known as ‘Black Wall Street’ a national monument. For decades, Black people in our country have been under assault from systemic violence and an unfair political system more responsive to the voices of corporations than to community voices.
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff today announced the addition of 16 new sites to the National Park Service’s Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program. The announcement marks the end of National Parks Week this year.
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Today marks International Trans Day of Visibility, an annual day celebrating the resileince of transgender people and that reminds us all of the discrimination trans and gender non-binary people experience each day in employment, housing, and navigating society at large. International Trans Day of Visibility was first celebrated 12 years ago when its creator, Rachel Crandall-Crocker, wanted to create unity and honor and uplift her community.
Chicago, Illinois — A historic campaign to combat environmental racism is playing out in Chicago, led by community members from the Southeast Side of Chicago who are fed-up with decades of racist zoning and permitting laws that leave their community with contaminated air and water, and their loved ones struggling to breath.
NATIONAL - Today, in honor of Rosa Parks’ birthday, labor unions, racial justice groups, environmental organizations and transit groups, and disability advocates are joining together to elevate public transit as a civil right and essential to healthy communities.
FEBRUARY 3-4, 2021––As devastating cutbacks in public transit loom in the wake of legislative failure to pass sufficient funding, a nationwide coalition will hold a virtual hearing on Transit Equity. More than 50 workers from all over the U.S. in transit, healthcare, food service and other essential sectors will join disabled transit riders, students, unemployed people and unhoused people to testify about the dire financial and related consequences they face if legislative COVID-19 relief packages fail to provide the money to avoid a catastrophe.