SEPTA RIDERS DECLARE RIGHTS; END TO DISCRIMINATORY GENDER STICKERS

PHILA, PA – Fed up with discriminatory policies and an unresponsive SEPTA administration, on Wednesday a group of angry transit riders hope to make transit history at SEPTA’s public meeting regarding the development of the Authority’s Fiscal Year 2012 Capital Budget. The group will bring with them their recently completed SEPTA Rider’s Bill of Rights, a document outlining the protections to which SEPTA riders are entitled to protect their gender identity. SEPTA officials will have the opportunity to sign the historic document, believed to be SEPTA’s first Rider’s Bill of Rights.

The event has been called for by Riders Against Gender Exclusion (RAGE), an organization that has been campaigning for the removal of gender stickers from SEPTA transpasses since May 2009.

WHAT: A protest of SEPTA’s failure to eliminate gender stickers from transit passes.

WHEN: 11:30 am, Wednesday December 15, 2010.

WHERE: SEPTA Board Room, Mezzanine Level, 1234 Market Street, Philadelphia PA

WHO: Riders Against Gender Exclusion (RAGE) and allies.

WHY: To demand that SEPTA administrators remove all gender stickers and other gender
identifiers from SEPTA transit passes.

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