To pass Senate Bill 236 to protect public transit workers
  • Petitioned Pennsylvania State Legislature and State Senators

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PA State Senate Judiciary Committee
Pennsylvania State Legislature and State Senators
Pennsylvania Governor
Pennsylvania State Senate
Pennsylvania-032
State Sen. Richard Kasunic
Pennsylvania-026
State Sen. Edwin Erickson
Pennsylvania-002
State Sen. Christine Tartaglione
Pennsylvania-021
State Sen. Scott Hutchinson
Pennsylvania-028
State Sen. Scott Wagner
Pennsylvania-007
State Sen. Vincent Hughes
Pennsylvania-008
State Sen. Anthony Williams
Pennsylvania-012
State Sen. Stewart Greenleaf
Pennsylvania-025
State Sen. Joseph Scarnati
Pennsylvania-034
State Sen. Jacob Corman
Pennsylvania-042
State Sen. Wayne Fontana
Pennsylvania-043
State Sen. Jay Costa
Pennsylvania-016
State Sen. Patrick Browne
Pennsylvania-027
State Sen. John Gordner
Pennsylvania-050
State Sen. Robert Robbins
Pennsylvania-017
State Sen. Daylin Leach
Pennsylvania
Gov. Thomas Corbett
Pennsylvania-009
State Sen. Dominic Pileggi
Pennsylvania-018
State Sen. Lisa Boscola

To pass Senate Bill 236 to protect public transit workers

    1. Zach Stone
    2. Petition by

      Zach Stone

      Philadelphia, PA

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

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. We need more supporters!

      Zach Stone
      Petition Organizer

      The only way this petition will send a message is if more people sign it! Please alert your TWU friends and SEPTA managers that they need to sign this petition. Pass this on to friends, family, and everyone who rides SEPTA.

    3. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Brian Sproul PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because operators in Public transit are sometimes looked at as easy targets because thugs,rowdy,ignorant people realize that a driver cannot and should not abandon their vehicles so an argument can lead them to do harm and 95% of the time there is no recourse.

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    • EUNICE ECTOR PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because I have family members who are public transit workers ,I want them and all others to be protected.

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    • Michelle Norman FOLCROFT, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I work in transportation .

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    • Michael Eshner CHERRY HILL, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am employeed as a mass transit employee.

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    • John Francis PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I know people who work for SEPTA and I would like to see them protected more than they are. This will send a message to those who decide to cause them and SEPTA's passengers any harm.

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