Enjoy a Maine lobster dinner in Boston! All proceeds will benefit ACE, Student Immigrant Movement (SIM), Haymarket People's Fund, and the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute.
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Choose the single lobster, twin lobster, add steamed clams, or even the meatless dinner. All meals come with traditional Maine summer sides: fresh cut veggies, chips and roll, coleslaw, corn-on-the-cob, lemonade and delicious blueberry pie.
June 1, 2016
The MBTA's Fiscal and Management Control Board will be deciding the future of our Youth Pass on Monday, June 6. We need your support to make sure the program becomes permanently accessible for youth in our region!
Data from the first year of our pilot program shows what young people have been saying all along: Affordable public transportation dramatically increases access to education, work, healthcare and other activities. Participants ages 19 to 21 rode the MBTA two-thirds more with a Youth Pass, while trips by out-of-school youth ages 18 and under doubled.
These extra trips were primarily made during off-peak hours (not during rush hour), which means unused seats are getting filled without any strain on service. During the school year, the most frequent destination for participants was class, followed by work. In the summer, the number one use of the pass was to get to work, followed by errands, school, extracurricular activities like volunteering, family responsibilities and more.
Further, the program was proven affordable and effective: The pilot results show that the costs to the T are much less than anticipated and that our MBTA-city partnerships are successful at distributing the passes. Participating cities are supportive (see comments from Boston, Chelsea and Malden) and despite some concern, the program experienced no instances of fraud.
June 1, 2016
We had a wonderful evening with members, partners and allies celebrating our work together for environmental justice. Your support means that this year, we will continue the fight to make the Youth Pass a permanent MBTA fare category, grow food on reclaimed land, organize with Roxbury residents for our #Right2Remain, and so much more.
Congratulations again to our 2016 EJ Awardees: Grow or Die gardeners Altha Henderson and Teresa Senices, The Greater Boston Community Land Trust Network, and the Equity, Public Transit & Health Access Project. We applaud your leadership and dedication.
There's still time to donate! If you weren't able to attend Jammin' this year or if you would like to make another contribution to help us meet our goals, please give today and consider becoming a monthly donor to help sustain this work.