Tell Rep. Newberger: we need transit to get to jobs, not prison

“Boy, wouldn’t that be convenient, to have that rail line going from the prison to North Minneapolis." It's racist, it's outrageous, and Rep. Jim Newberger from Becker, MN said it on the Capitol floor while the House was debating their transportation bill.

We need transit to get to work and school, not prison. In the Twin Cities, only 10% of jobs in the metro area are accessible by convenient transit.

After Rep. Newberger's racist remarks, the House passed a transportation bill that would cut public transit service by 25%. Sign our petition telling the legislature we need to expand funding for public transportation--and tell them why YOU need transit in the comments. #HowWeRollMN

Who's signing

177 signatures

Will you sign?

  • signed 2016-08-23 00:59:16 -0500
    An injustice to any is an injustice to all, and if it isn’t addressed individually, it becomes a global injustice as well. “You can’t struggle with the man’s house (mansion) using the man’s tools”, Audrey Lourdes, “be the change you wish to see in the world”, “the root of all oppression lies in (supposed) science”, Gandhi. Remember, if responsibility isn’t exercised, its Siamese twin sister, freedom, will wither, like an unused muscle as well; now, sadly, because of self-possession, it needs to be exorcised before it’s exercised. No one must be conned by the corporate structure’s convolution, divide and conquer only works on the divided, life is indivisible, as your potential is illimitable. reality
  • signed 2016-08-18 22:50:22 -0500
    Esther Schlotterbeck
  • signed 2016-06-11 17:02:52 -0500
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  • signed 2016-05-02 19:08:45 -0500
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  • signed 2016-03-28 22:53:58 -0500
  • signed 2016-03-25 14:09:49 -0500
  • signed via 2016-02-21 11:02:38 -0600
    Ginger Juel
  • signed 2016-02-18 12:56:51 -0600
  • signed 2016-01-25 10:49:58 -0600
    Molly Dubois
  • signed 2016-01-12 23:44:01 -0600
    I ride my bike, but need transit during very cold winter days. As a low income citizen, I must rely on public transportation. Additionally, I am concerned about the huge amounts of carbon dioxide personal automobiles put into our atmosphere, increasing climate chaos.
  • signed 2015-12-28 16:50:10 -0600
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  • signed 2015-11-27 13:10:43 -0600
  • signed 2015-11-11 20:16:32 -0600
  • signed 2015-11-01 04:01:12 -0600
  • signed 2015-10-07 10:27:03 -0500
    Public transportation helps me to better serve my community
  • signed 2015-09-17 09:11:23 -0500
  • signed 2015-09-12 18:13:10 -0500
  • signed 2015-08-04 07:51:24 -0500
  • signed 2015-07-28 19:45:25 -0500
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  • signed 2015-06-30 23:55:02 -0500
  • signed 2015-06-30 09:40:27 -0500
  • signed 2015-06-29 22:41:00 -0500
  • signed 2015-06-26 09:36:02 -0500
  • signed 2015-06-16 12:51:23 -0500

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