ACTION: Save Public Transportation!
As millions follow public health leaders' and elected officials’ directions and stay home from work and school, public transportation ridership is plummeting. Combined with increased costs for additional cleaning and with the economy quickly coming to a halt, transit is facing an economic apocalypse—unless Congress decides to make it a priority in their proposed economic stimulus.
5th Square has signed onto Transportation for America's letter urging Congress to provide $13 billion in emergency funding for public transportation to stave off service cuts and job layoffs, and preserve service for the future.
YOU CAN HELP!
👉👉👉 Contact your US Senators and House Representative and tell them to save public transportation. (Transportation for America has an easy email tool to do this.)
SIGN UP TO VOTE BY MAIL
While many of us are spending more time at home, here's one way we can still participate in local politics: vote from home in the upcoming election.
Registered voters can apply for a mail-in ballot online with a valid PA driver's license or photo I.D. from the PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
The request must be accepted by the elections office by April 21st.
FILL OUT THE CENSUS
Filling out the Census is another civic function everybody can all do from home. Every household should get a mailing from the Census Bureau this month (if you haven't gotten it already) with instructions.
You can do it online at my2020census.gov or by phone.There's concern that the pandemic will result in an undercount, and therefore underfunding and underrepresentation, so please remind your all your friends and neighbors to fill it out.
Passyunk Square Civic Association | Board of Directors (Due 4/3)
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
PWD’s Soak It Up Adoption program. This grant-based green stormwater infrastructure (‘GSI’) monitoring and engagement program is actively seeking new partners for 2020. The bottom line is that civics and nonprofits who are eligible can receive small, annual grants to care for constructed GSI within their borders. The program is built upon a two-prong approach of weekly GSI site visits, and reporting, as well as community engagement.
Women’s Community Revitalization Project (WCRP) | Organizing Director
TRA | Project Analyst
South Kensington Community Partners | Greening Programs Coordinator
The City of Philadelphia's Department of Commerce | Director of Business Development - Strategic Technology Initiatives
Theatre Philadelphia | Executive Director
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