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🚉 THE INQUIRER AGREES: REFORM REGIONAL RAIL
The Inquirer Editorial Board supports our efforts to reform SEPTA Regional Rail!
In their editorial Rethinking SEPTA’s Regional Rail could benefit Philly’s neighborhoods they write, "The 5th Square proposal could greatly improve the value of the system, and deserves serious consideration."
SEPTA can quickly increase its capacity to serve working Philadelphians by opening its vast and underutilized Regional Rail network during an unprecedented time.
These changes would give Philadelphia transit riders the room to socially distance while also rebuilding ridership on otherwise nearly-empty Regional Rail trains. These changes would also break down long-standing barriers between transit and regional rail -- finally enabling riders to use SEPTA as an integrated network.
☎️ TELL PAT TOOMEY: TRANSIT NEEDS COVID-19 RELIEF
In yet another sign of utter dysfunction at the federal level, Congress can't agree to pass their next coronavirus relief package. The versions that Republicans have been proposing included NO MONEY for public transit systems across America.
Want to talk to a human? Call Toomey's Philly office at (215) 241-1090
Quick Talking Points:
- Public transit revenue has cratered during the COVID-19 crisis.
- This shortfall will mean fare hikes, service cuts, and shutdowns.
- Congress needs to invest $32 billion to address the projected shortfall.
- Public transit is the engine that drives the US economy.
- Without a fully operational transit system that people can rely on to get to work, school, dining, shopping, and health care, there is no economic recovery.
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📰 5TH SQUARE IN THE NEWS
New Leaders Council is a 501c3 and is the leading training program for a rising generation of progressive leaders. Anchored by its six-month training program, the NLC Institute, NLC equips our leaders with the skills to run for office, manage campaigns, create start-ups and networks of thought leaders. The 2021 NLC Institute begins in January 2021 and applications are due by September 3rd, 2020.
Philly Counts is launching their Summer of Census program, the final and urgent push for Census participation in Philly. They are seeking volunteers in our district (Mantua, Walnut Hill, and Garden Court) to distribute door hangers and information. We hope to support Philly Counts' work to get a complete and accurate count in the 2020 Census, which will ensure Philadelphia gets the resources we are owed. This volunteer opportunity will not require face-to-face interaction. Sign up at bit.ly/SummerofCensus.
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