“TAKE ACTION FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND A CLIMATE SAFE FUTURE COMMEMORATING ROSA PARKS FEBRUARY 5, 2018. Hosted by Pima Area Labor Federation
Rosa Park’s Transit Equity Day is a collaborative effort of several organizations and unions to promote public transit as a civil right and a strategy to combat climate change.
By refusing to give up her seat to a white man Rosa Parks became an iconic figure of the civil rights era. She was a leader in a powerful movement for social and racial justice. We will honor the legacy of Rosa Parks and the civil rights struggle by supporting the rights of all people to high-quality public transportation run on clean/renewable energy.
We are choosing Rosa Parks’ birthday because she is an iconic figure of the civil rights era who chose the tactic of refusing to give up her seat on the bus. We want to make the connection to this act of resistance to highlight the rights of all people to high-quality public transportation powered by clean/renewable energy.”