Funding for the bus system and other transportation has been a priority for our coalitions, as so many people with mental illness and other disabilities rely on the bus system to maintain their independence and ability to live in the community, and it is key to maintaining employment. Transit is also essential for many direct care providers to get to work.
We wanted to share this Update regarding a threat to funding for Milwaukee buses and a call to action:
- Sign the online petition to keep the JobLines routes alive.
- Attend “THE JOBS ARE ON THE LINE” Community Rally on May 19, 2018 at The Wisconsin Black Historical Society from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Encourage others to attend to build community support for the JobLines.
- Spread the word about the importance of JobLines to our communities. Talk often with elected officials, faith leaders, activists and local community organizations. The Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope meet regularly with MCTS to discuss the JobLines bus routes and other transportation issues. We invite area businesses and community leaders to invest in and commit to JobLines as well.