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Urban Core Transit Campaign in Washtenaw County Carolyn Grawi Advocacy Education Director Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living Partners for Transit.

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1 Urban Core Transit Campaign in Washtenaw County Carolyn Grawi Advocacy Education Director Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living Partners for Transit Coordinator Martha B. Valadez Transit Campaign Organizer Ecology Center (734) ext. 9264

2 Presentation Outline What is Partners for Transit? What do we do? Goals and objectives How you can get involved?

3 What is Partners for Transit (P4T)? Who are we? Washtenaw Partners for Transit (P4T) is a coalition of community leaders, religious leaders, environmental activists, local professionals, business leaders, students, and motivated residents dedicated to the improvement of public transportation in the Washtenaw Urban Core. What is the Transit Campaign for the Urban Core? A campaign to improve and expand a transit authority in the Ann Arbor Area so that the more than 220,000 people living in the urban core---Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township, Saline, Pittsfield Township, are better connected!

4 Who are we? Coordinate Activate

5 Our goals and vision Engage, motivate, activate Online and on the ground momentum Increasing our transit message across the county Get community input and push community transit priorities Press the press Transit = Fun!

6 Public engagement Volunteer recruitment and training Build community Online activism Engage and recruit partners Community input and voice What have we done?

7 400+ (NOVEMBER) FACEBOOK FRIENDS 600+ (NOVEMBER) PETITION SIGNATURES {312} {2000+}

8 Who are you? YOUR STORY: Your name Where you live Why does urban core transit matter to you? Why does urban core transit matter to your organization and its members? What is your story?

9 You have a say! Share your story in our video campaign Bus stop / Bus ride Meetings in your community Calls & canvassing Table with us in the community Partner with us online! Attend community meetings Endorse P4T

10 Partners for Transit 2014 First P4T convening P4T rally Continue to recruit and engage potential partners Educate and Inform community on millage Educate and inform on transit projects Public forums and community meetings Attend public meetings as a coalition Coordinate and activate

11 Commitment Card

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13 Thank you! Visit our website & follow us! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Washtena w-Partners-for-Transit/


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