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Friday, October 24, 2008

Mass Transit Now Volunteer Opportunities!

posted by on October 24 at 10:18 AM

If you, like us, are supporting the Mass Transit Now campaign, now’s your chance to do more than just vote for 36 miles of light rail and 100,000 new hours of express bus service. This weekend is full of opportunities all over the region to volunteer with the campaign.

In King County:

The campaign will be dropping literature in the Green Lake neighborhood starting at 10:00 this Saturday morning. Volunteers will meet at the Green Lake Starbucks. The campaign recommends bringing a bag for literature and comfortable shoes; the lit drop will go for about two hours.

Later that same day, from 3:30 to 4:30 in the afternoon, they’ll be handing out stickers and literature outside Husky Stadium. Meet at the bus stop in front of the UW Hospital at 3:30.

In Pierce County:

The campaign will be doing a rally in Tacoma on Saturday morning, followed by a lit drop in the 27th legislative district. The rally will feature Tacoma City Council Member (and Sound Transit Board Member) Julie Anderson and light rail supporters from the Tacoma and Pierce County Chamber of Commerce and the Tacoma Streetcar group. Rally starts at the Tacoma Dome Link Light Rail Station at 10 am; lit dropping will start right afterward and go for about two hours.

In Snohomish County:

The campaign will be passing out stickers and literature to shoppers attending Galapalooza and Skate America in Everett on Saturday afternoon. Meet at the corner of Hewitt and Broadway at 1:00 pm.

For more information on these or any other campaign volunteer opportunities, contact volunteer coordinator Rebecca Hansen here

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While reading this post I overheard the manager of the nursing home I live in tell an employee how she is against the transit system because she never rides the bus (she drives a Lincoln) and would never set foot on a "subway" and doesn't think it's her responsibility to subsidize "lazy" people. The employee said she was going to have to vote for it because she needs the bus to come to work. In a huff, the manager said "Now I know why you are always late. Maybe you should buy a car so you'd get to work on time."

Posted by elswinger | October 24, 2008 10:39 AM

You know, if we just set fire to the Lincoln, the manager wouldn't have that problem.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 24, 2008 10:47 AM

So why is nothing happening on the eastside? Given it up for a lost cause?

Posted by Greg | October 24, 2008 10:59 AM



Posted by AJ | October 24, 2008 11:24 AM

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