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Chicago celebrates Transit Equity Day with Rep. García, Kelly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kyle Whitehead
Active Transportation Alliance
(312) 216-0473
kyle@activetrans.org

Chicago celebrates Transit Equity Day with Rep. García, Kelly

We hope you can join us for Chicago’s first Transit Equity Day celebration on February 4 at noon. This virtual event will feature U.S. Representative Jesús G. “Chuy” García, U.S. Representative Robin Kelly, and other community leaders who will discuss the critical nature of transit in creating greater equity in the Chicago region as we recover from the COVID crisis.
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Transit Equity Day serves as a national day of action that commemorates the birthday of Rosa Parks while reminding us that public transit is a civil right. Transit Equity Day highlights Parks’ act of resistance and connects it to the right of all people and communities today to have high-quality public transportation that runs on clean, renewable energy.

Speakers:

  • Jesús G. “Chuy” García, U.S. Representative for Illinois’ 4th District
  • Robin Kelly, U.S. Representative for Illinois’ 2nd District
  • Andrea Reed, Executive Director, Greater Roseland Chamber of Commerce, Coalition for a Better Metra Electric
  • Keith Hill, President, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 241
  • Zair Menjivar, Belmont Cragin Youth Leadership Council, Northwest Side Housing Center

Moderator:

  • Lynda Lopez, Advocacy Manager, Active Transportation Alliance

RSVP for our virtual Transit Equity Day event now! You can join the discussion directly using this link on Thursday at noon.

Active Trans is co-hosting the event with Metropolitan Planning Council and Chicago Jobs with Justice.

Can’t make it? The event will be recorded and shared on our Facebook and YouTube channels.

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About the Active Transportation Alliance
The Active Transportation Alliance is a non-profit, member-based advocacy organization that advocates for walking, bicycling and public transit to create healthy, sustainable and equitable communities. The organization works to build a movement around active transportation, encourage physical activity, increase safety and build a world-class transportation network. The Active Transportation Alliance has more than 20,0000 members and supporters in the Chicago region. For more information about the Active Transportation Alliance, visit www.activetrans.org or call 312.427.3325