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Reject the MUNI Budget! Demand NO Cuts or Hikes!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:
MORE Public Transit
415.864.8372 or 415.821.6545
Location Details:
San Francisco City Hall

Last week the M.O.R.E. Coalition held its first public action on the steps of City Hall. The broad Coalition showed the strength unity can have when facing strong attacks by the media, politicians, and the Mayor who all want to solve the economic crisis of MUNI and the City on the backs of low-income and working families, youth, seniors, and the disabled. We now take the fight to the Board of Supervisors.

Unlike the Mayor’s puppets on the MTA Board who voted to dismantle MUNI, the Board of Supervisors can vote to stop all the cuts and hikes by rejecting the proposed MTA budget.

The Mayor and his puppets are bitterly opposed to the rejection and are trying to put the blame on the Drivers, but not once have they mentioned the costly work orders charged by various City departments that amount to over $60 million! They claim there is no money, but instead of taking from those who have benefited the most from this crisis, the rich and their corporate institutions, they target poor and low-income communities of color through the terrorizing practice known as “saturation enforcement.” Being poor is not a crime, MUNI should be a right and accessible to all!

La semana pasada la Coalición MAS Transito Publico tuvo su primer acción publica sobre la Alcaldía. La Coalición mostró la fuerza que unidad tiene cuando se enfrenta a los ataques por parte de los medios, políticos, y el Alcalde que quieren resolver la crisis económica de MUNI y la Ciudad sobre las espaldas de familias trabajadoras y de bajo ingreso, jóvenes, ancianos, y los incapacitados. Ahora llevamos la lucha a la Junta de los Supervisores.

No como los monos del Alcalde en la Junta del MTA quienes votaron para destruir MUNI, la Junta de Supervisores pueden detener todos los recortes y aumentos rechazando el propuesto presupuesto del MTA.

El Alcalde y sus monos ferozmente se oponen al rechazo y están tratando de culpar a los conductores ¡pero ni una sola vez han mencionado los costosos cobros por parte de varios departamentos municipales que suman a casi $60 millones! Ellos reclaman que no hay dinero, pero en vez de tomarlo de aquellos que beneficiaron de esta crisis, los ricos y sus instituciones corporativas, atacan a las comunidades pobres y de bajo ingreso usando la practica aterrorizante de las “redadas.” ¡Ser pobre no es un crimen, MUNI debe de ser un derecho y accesible para todos!
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