ATU Locals and members are taking part in election activities across the United States in support of Hillary Clinton for President and transit-friendly Congressional candidates and to pass state and city ballot initiatives and referendums to expand and improve public transit. They are leafleting riders, holding rallies, conducting candidate bus “ride-alongs”, and other activities. Check out the actions below and get involved with your Local today.
Toledo: Free Rides for voters
Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority, ATU Local 697, and a local lawyer and nonprofit have all rallied to the cause of getting people to the polls free of charge. That’s a valuable service to the community. READ MORE.
ATU Cleveland: Power to the polls for early voting in Ohio!
ATU Locals joined several hundred voters marched to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections on Sunday to cast ballots and protest the limited number of in-house early voting locations in Ohio. READ MORE.
Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge rides with
transit workers to the Board of Election, Thursday
Cleveland, Ohio – Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) joins the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 268 to promote their free rides to the polls GOTV program. StartingThursday, October 20th, ATU Local 268 will offer free rides to Cuyahoga County residents during early voting and on Election day. WATCH VIDEO.
Atlanta transit workers push for MARTA Referendum
ATU Local 732 members hit the streets to urge citizens to vote YES for a referendum on the expansion of MARTA that will be on the ballot in November. WATCH VIDEO.
Toledo transit workers, riders urge renewal of levy at downtown rally
“We want TARTA in the suburbs. We want access to jobs.” Mr. Brown, wearing an Amalgamated Transit Union T-shirt and waving a sign in support of Issue 18, shouted while urging people waiting for buses at Park Station to join a brief rally in support of the transit levy renewal that’s on the Nov. 8 ballot. READ MORE.