Friday, March 19, 2010

Youth on the Move & UYC win postponement of metrocard cuts!

Youth on the Move (YOM) and allies in the Urban Youth Collaborative held an important meeting with MTA chief Jay Walder on Wednesday to demand the MTA not cut the vital student metrocard program.

Although they were able to secure postponement of the decision until after the NYC and NY State budget process wraps up, this is yet another example of the continued impact of the economic recession on working class communities, who suffer first and worst as public services (from housing to education to healthcare and transportation) continue getting slashed.

In the coming months YOM & UYC will be taking the fight to City Hall, Albany and beyond, so stay tuned and in touch for ways to support this vital work.

Coverage highlights:

* NY Daily News - Students Will Lobby State, City for Free Metrocards from MTA
* NY1 - MTA to Postpone Vote on Student Metrocards
* Gothamist - MTA Delays Vote On Cutting Student Metrocards

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