The future of Youth Pass is in jeopardy! Right now there is a $25 million deficit in the City's budget. This means that a lot of programs are in jeopardy, specifically the Youth Bus Pass. If we don't have Youth Pass, many families will be left with the burden of trying to scrape up money for kids to get to school. [...]
If Youth Pass is cut, many of Portland's youth will not be able to get to school and/or jobs.
Youth Pass is important because transit connects students to education, jobs, housing, healthy food options, social services and recreation. Youth Pass means that, regardless of where you live, the color of your skin, or how much money your family has, you have the freedom of mobility and opportunity.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO SAVE YOUTH PASS?
Sign the petition at:
For youth under the age of 21:
Support Multnomah Youth Commission and OPAL's efforts to save Youth Pass.
Attend free youth-led workshops.
Tell everyone you know about Youth Pass and get your friends involved.
Contact: Nicole, Youth Organizer at OPAL Environmental Justice - Oregon at firstname.lastname@example.org