Day of action for Public Transportation
On the anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The following proposal passed the General Assembly of Occupy Boston on
March 3, 2012:
Call to Action
The General Assembly of Boston calls on occupations, general
assemblies and people’s movements across the country and around the
globe to mobilize on April 4th, 2012 to demand public transportation
for the 99%. In Boston and in cities around the country, our hard-won
and necessary transportation systems are under attack. Their viability
is being threatened by savage cuts and fare hikes in a calculated push
towards privatization by corrupt and unresponsive politicians and
their corporate benefactors.
Public transportation is a right and must be accessible to all.
Service cuts and fare hikes will have a devastating and
disproportionate impact on low-income communities, communities of
color, students, workers, seniors and the environment. We say NO TO
PRIVATIZATION of our common resources and NO MORE EXCUSES! We will not
accept any funding strategies that attempt to divide the 99% against
each other or shift the burden onto the backs of the 99%: the poor and
working classes. End the wars and tax the rich!
On April 4th, we will stand together to demand public
transportation for the 99%. If our call is not answered and the
necessary funds redirected, it will only add to the growing body of
evidence that our government no longer represents us.