Member Update January 2014

Winter 2014

En español

Thank you, members, for all your hard work in 2013!

Dear Members,

Thank you for making ACE’s 20th anniversary year so fantastic! Together, we built community gardens, rallied for affordable public transit, worked to make sure state energy efficiency programs are accessible to all residents and more.

In December, we held a celebration to recognize the contributions of members, interns, volunteers and partner organizations. We gave awards and shared some of the accomplishments that your support made possible. Hope to see you soon—here’s to a great 2014!

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Estimados miembros,

¡Gracias por ayudar a que nuestro vigésimo aniversario de ACE fuera tan fantástico! Juntos, construimos jardines comunitarios, llevamos a cabo manifestaciones a favor de un transporte público económico, trabajamos para hacer que los programas de eficiencia energética estatales sean accesibles para todos los residentes y mucho más.

En diciembre, llevamos a cabo una celebración para reconocer la contribución de nuestros miembros, becarios, voluntarios y organizaciones asociadas. Otorgamos premios y compartimos algunos de los logros que fueron posibles por su apoyo. Esperamos verlos pronto-¡que tengamos un gran año 2014!

In this issue:

Organizing for a Youth Pass as fare hikes loom

YAC action at a 'Talk to the T' event in December

En español

In December, members of our Youth Affordabili(T) Coalition (YAC) convened to strategize for more affordable public transportation for young people in the MBTA region. In 2013, YAC played a critical role in pressuring the governor to prioritize transportation, winning more funding from the State House for the MBTA. Now, YAC is calling on MassDOT and the MBTA to use the funds equitably and create a $10 Youth Pass to solve the youth rider crisis. Read more...

Will you join the fight for better public transit?

T Riders Union is hiring!

En español

Do you love environmental justice and want a better public transportation system? Join our staff! Our T Riders Union (TRU) is looking for a Community Organizer to continue our work for first-class service. Read more...

Preparing for 2014: EJ Agenda Retreat

Small group discussions at the EJ Agenda Retreat

En español

In November, members came together at our first ever Roots of Change: EJ Agenda Retreat to define our priorities, demands, policy and legislative ideas for 2014. Because our campaigns cover so many issues, we asked members to highlight what’s most important to shape the direction of our work. Read more...


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