Sunday, May 4, 2014

Salem Transit Equity Resolution

With luck this will spread throughout Salem congregations and service and civic organizations and create a pressure on local governments to recognize that having a crippled-from-birth, half-funded transit system is not just an economic burden for a huge number of Salem's most vulnerable people but also an injustice that demands the attention of any person or group concerned with fairness and equity in Salem.


Adopted by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem, Oregon, May 4, 2014


Each person has a fundamental right to participate fully in social, civic, economic, and religious life of their community that should not require or be conditioned on ownership or access to use of an automobile,

And whereas

Public transit is essential for providing the young, the old, the disabled, and the economically challenged with the ability to participate,

And whereas

Salem's transit system fails to support full participation by all its residents, denying this fundamental right,


As concerned residents and religious communities in Salem, we call upon the Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments members to 

     Recognize the denial of this fundamental right to participate, and to 

     Direct public resources to ensure that this region offers its residents a fully functional transit system that allows them the ability to participate fully in all aspects of life in this community without regard to economic status.


Coming to Salem -- antibiotic-immune super diseases

This is what happens when you let profit-maximizing corporations determine all your laws: tools that could have been used wisely for centuries for human betterment are squandered and turned into less than placebos by corporate agribusinesses and drug companies whose idea of "long term" is anything past the next quarterly figures.

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