Petitioning Oregon Governor Kate Brown and 23 others

Change ORS267--Let the people elect our transit board!

Dear Public Transit stakeholder:

If you do use, have ever used, or ever will use public transit, particularly in the Portland metropolitan area, then YOU ARE A STAKEHOLDER IN THIS FIGHT, and should sign and promote this petition.

Despite repeated public hearings, OUR ELITE TRANSIT BOARD continues to threaten major fare increases on working-class people, the poor and transit-dependent citizens of our community.  This is the latest example of the ruling elite's age-old war on the public sector.  Our transit board does not answer to the people OREGON LAW ORS267 is intended to serve. 

HELP US COMPEL OREGON LEGISLATORS TO CHANGE THE LAW!

The law currently directs the Governor, in Salem, Oregon, to appoint our local seven sub-district directors to this area's transit board.  These elite appointees typically come from well-to-do situations in business, construction, banking, and real estate, and they rarely, if ever, use local public transportation.  They have no skin in the game beyond their private interests.  The people's public transit alternative suffers for it.

NOW IS THE TIME TO OCCUPY, OWN, AND OPERATE OUR PUBLIC TRANSIT SYSTEMS!

Sign this petition, share it with all your neighbors, and ask them to share it with all their friends, too.  Tell the Governor and Oregon Legislators to do the job we sent them to Salem to do--give us the right to call the transit board members to account for our transit systems success or failure.

LET THE PEOPLE ELECT OUR TRANSIT BOARD! 

We the people are the workers of this community. Our transit system is an element of common in our egalitarian society and by right, ought to belong to us and not to private profiteers. In the same fashion as our Public School Districts and Public Utility Districts, our Public Transit District's governing body must be made accountable to us by direct election.

DO NOT LET FARE INCREASES ON OUR MOST VULNERABLE NEIGHBORS GO UNANSWERED! 

LET THE PEOPLE ELECT OUR TRANSIT BOARD!

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION, SHARE IT, AND ASK YOUR FRIENDS TO SHARE IT, TOO!

IN SOLIDARITY WE WILL PREVAIL!

Find the petition online at: www.change.org/p/occupy-trimet

Or, search the Change.org website for, "OCCUPY TRIMET".

For your convenience, hard-copies of the petition with its signatures, and other materials can be returned to the organizer:

Occupy TriMet Petition
6803 NE 151st Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98682-3874

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Oregon Governor
    Kate Brown
  • State Representative
    Michael Dembrow
  • State Senator
    Jackie Dingfelder
  • State Representative
    Greg Matthews
  • State Representative
    Jules Bailey
  • State Senator
    Diane Rosenbaum
  • State Representative
    Margaret Doherty
  • State Representative
    Lew Frederick
  • State Representative
    Julie Parrish
  • Oregon State House
  • Oregon State Senate
  • State Senator
    Elizabeth Steiner Hayward
  • State Representative
    Chris Harker
  • State Senator
    Laurie Monnes Anderson
  • State Senator
    Ginny Burdick
  • State Senator
    Rod Monroe
  • State Senator
    Chip Shields
  • State Representative
    Mitch Greenlick
  • State Representative
    Tobias Read
  • State Representative
    Jennifer Williamson
  • State Representative
    Alissa Keny-Guyer
  • State Representative
    Tina Kotek
  • State Senator
    Mark Hass
  • Oregon Governor


Tom Horton started this petition with a single signature, and now has 112 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.