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Bill 236 is a resolution that would make public transit employees a "protected class" and upgrade penalties for assaulting an operator. It is in the best interest of the city of Philadelphia, TWU 234, and SEPTA to come together so that we can get Bill 236, introduced by Senator Christine Tartaglione, passed. As ridership of public transit increases, so do the challenges faced by the public transit worker. In a community where trauma and economic hardship are pervasive, the number of assaults against operators may continue to rise in a society that relies on aggression as its first method of conflict resolution. The city of Philadelphia is like a living breathing creature.  The people of the city are the blood, and Public transit is the veins that cary the blood where it must go to keep the city alive.  Without public transit operators, the city stops living.  It is time to protect those who keep this city running. If we all come together as one, we can garner the support to show the P.A. state senators that allowing such a vital law to go un-passed is not acceptable. This bill has sat in a committee since January 2011. We cannot afford to let this bill sit around one day longer. Let's make sure that every TWU member and SEPTA employee signs this petition. Pass this on to family, friends, and any citizens concerned with the future of our great city. Sign this petition and show senate that we need this law passed now.

 

Zach Stone & Charlotte DiBartolomeo 

Red Kite Project

www.RedKiteProject.com

Letter to
PA State Senate Judiciary Committee Pennsylvania State Legislature and State Senators
State Senator Jacob Corman
State Senator Wayne Fontana
and 19 others
State Senator Jay Costa
State Senator Patrick Browne
State Senator John Gordner
State Senator Robert Robbins
State Senator Daylin Leach
Governor Thomas Corbett
Pennsylvania State Senate
State Senator Richard Kasunic
State Senator Stewart Greenleaf
State Senator Lisa Boscola
State Senator Dominic Pileggi
State Senator Joseph Scarnati
State Senator Edwin Erickson
State Senator Christine Tartaglione
State Senator Scott Hutchinson
State Senator Michael Waugh
State Senator Vincent Hughes
State Senator Anthony Williams
Pennsylvania Governor
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Pennsylvania State Legislature and State Senators.

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We want Pennsylvania legislature to pass Senate Bill 236

Bill 236 is the law that would make public transit employees a "protected class", and upgrade penalties for assaulting an operator. It is in the best interest of the city of Philadelphia, TWU234, and SEPTA to come together so that we can get Bill 236, introduced by Senator Christine Tartaglione, passed. As ridership of public transit increases, so do the challenges faced by the public transit worker. In a community where trauma and economic hardship are pervasive, the number of assaults against operators may continue to rise in a society that relies on aggression as its first method of conflict resolution. If we all come together as one, we can garner the support to show the P.A. state senators that allowing such a vital law to go un-passed is not acceptable. This bill has sat in a committee since January 2011. We cannot afford to let this bill sit around one day longer. Sign this petition and show senate that we need this law passed now.
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Sincerely,