After a year-long investigation, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) found evidence that LA Metro knowingly discriminated against bus riders of color when they cut close to a million hours of service from 2007-2011. But instead of ordering the service restored, the FTA backed off, condoning the cuts.
President Obama needs to know you think this is wrong and must be corrected. L.A.'s 500,000 daily riders need urgent relief. And this is a national test case for civil rights struggle.
In a time when civil rights are widely under attack, communities of color across the country need to know that the we can count on the federal government to push every civil rights department in every federal agency--Labor, EPA, Housing, Education--to make the most aggressive enforcement of civil rights.
We also need President Obama to work with Congress to restore our right under Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to sue when our civil rights are violated by public agencies.
We are asking you to stand with us and urge the President and his administration to action.
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