May 17, 2012
Our annual fundraiser and celebration, Jammin' for Justice, is this Wednesday, May 23! Join us for music, drinks, appetizers and great company, and help us recognize the recipients of our 2012 EJ Awards.
Today we'd like to share more about awardee Massachusetts Senior Action Council:
Founded in 1981, Massachusetts Senior Action Council (MSAC) is a statewide organization with seven chapters, over 1,100 members and a history of effective organizing.
Bringing seniors of low and moderate income together with people with disabilities, MSAC works for the well-being of all people with a special focus on seniors. MSAC is successful in winning campaigns, developing leadership and organizing skills, and building community.
Throughout the Save the T campaign, MSAC has actively opposed all fare hikes and service cuts, successfully bringing senior and disabled riders to the forefront of the statewide conversation on public transit.
Members have pushed back against fare hikes for THE RIDE, where disproportionally high increases would limit the mobility of those who rely on paratransit. MSAC took the fight directly to Legislators, mic checking a House session during the budget talks in April. In addition, MSAC has stood with the Youth Affordabili(T) Coalition (YAC) in calling for a Youth Pass, and with the T Riders Union (TRU) in demanding the implementation of our Fast Five solutions.