Join us in honoring the Second Annual Transit Equity Day on February 4, 2020!
A nationwide day of action, Transit Equity Day is on February 4 to honor Rosa Parks on her birthday. In the words of Labor Network for Sustainability, Rosa Parks’s “act of resistance by refusing to give up her seat on the bus in 1955 was a catalyst for the civil rights movement. It affirmed that everyone has the right to equal access to public transit.”
350 Wilmington is excited to participate in this initiative and assert that our local, state, and federal governments make public transit accessible and affordable to all, create quality jobs by expanding our public transit systems, and protect our health and climate by using renewable energy to power our buses and trains.
Celebrate with us on Feb. 4, 2020 by choosing to do one or all of the following:
- Rose on bus seat, photo, post w/ hashtag #labor4climate #transitequityday
- Webinar, share the Virtual Convergence Zoom link
- Day-of encourage people to share public transportation stories on social media — or negative stories about the absence of public transit #MyTransitStory
- Take mass transit w/ selfie, post w/ hashtag, show people how easy it is
- Focus on workers — public transit workers. Show appreciation without patronizing. Safety of drivers. Thank your bus driver!
- Join Women Organizing for Wilmington’s Monday, Feb. 3 protest for Wave Transit from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. at 3rd and Princess St. (more details on Facebook here).
- Email or call the Wilmington City Council and the New Hanover Board of Commissioners to express why public transit is important to you.
In honor of Transit Equity Day, we’ve adopted this resolution confirming that we support Transit Equity Day and accessible public transit as a civil right.