The Social Justice Team invites you to LEARN HOW TO SUPPORT CITY BUS RIDERS
after 11:00 a.m. Worship in the Fellowship Hall next Sunday, March 19
(Light lunch, 12:15p.m., Meeting 12:30 p.m.).
Come and learn how First Presbyterians can lend our voices to those of city bus riders in their efforts to improve the local transit system.
Rev. Amy Cantrell of Just Economics and a member of the Just Economics Transit Campaign will meet with interested people in the Fellowship Hall. They will teach how to support the agenda developed by bus "riders of necessity" aimed at making the local bus system more effective for low-wage workers. The Transit Campaign's priority goals include offering bus service later at night and providing safer bus stops nearer public housing and housing for seniors.
The Asheville city budget process, which determines funding for the transit system, already has begun. Next Sunday participants will learn how to influence the budgeting process to support a more effective transit system, particularly for people who ride buses out of necessity. A light lunch will be served at 12:15, with donations requested to cover lunch costs. FPCA’s Social Justice Team is sponsoring this event, and hope all interested members and visitors will attend.