Yesterday, President Linder convened with community members at the Simpson United Methodist Church to incite political mobilization as we approach the upcoming elections, beginning on February 20th.
Yannis Banks, from CapMetro, was also in attendance at yesterday's meeting. He supported Linder's request for more community voices speaking up for matters of importance. Specifically, Banks highlighted how members could get involved in addressing Austin's transportation problems.
Banks introduced CapMetro's Project Connect initiative. CapMetro's goal is to provide equitable transportation, using raised platforms, bus lanes, light rail, and/or underground transit, by reaching out to the community throughout its planning process from now until October 2018.
To conclude yesterday's meeting, Linder thanked Banks and reiterated the importance of community involvement throughout the year, and especially during the election season. He asked attendees, "Who knows who the county attorney is? The district attorney? If you're not paying attention to these people, they're not paying attention to you."
If the people lead, the leaders will follow. It's time to start getting involved.
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