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This Afternoon at Union Square: Join the Rider Rebellion

4:01 PM EDT on October 27, 2010

Hey folks, just a quick reminder: Today at 5:30 p.m. you're invited to join the Rider Rebellion, "an action-oriented campaign that will pressure state and city elected officials to stand up for riders and provide stable, long term funding for subways and buses." There's going to be a rally at Union Square to raise the profile of transit issues as we approach election day and the selection of a new governor for New York state.

Judging by the line-up for the event, there's an impressive coalition in the making:

    • The ARC Gospel Choir (no relation to the ARC tunnel)
    • Elizabeth Yeampierre, UPROSE
    • John Samuelsen, TWU
    • Reverend Al Sharpton
    • Jay Arzu, Urban Youth Collaborative and Brothers and Sisters United
    • Dan Cantor, Working Families Party
    • Lynn Serpe, Green Party
    • Paul Steely White, Transportation Alternatives

Streetsblog will be there covering the rally and we're looking forward to seeing a big crowd turn out for transit.

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