This month's meeting will focus on People's Platform Principle #8 Access to safe and affordable transportation so that we can travel between our homes, jobs, schools, and recreational spaces. Representatives from the radical people-led #SwipeItForward campaign in New York City will share their organizing strategy with DC, and we will hear from workers in the transit union ATU Local 689 about the worker-led fight against attempts by our so-called elected "representatives" in collusion with corporations to privatize our public transportation system in the name of profit.
The People’s Platform is a movement of low-income and working class DC residents of color and people who share our values and vision. We seek to organize, educate, fight for and win truly affordable housing, sustaining work, and wellness for all in DC. Our monthly People's Platform general body is a space where we work towards our goals by prioritizing political education and leadership development in our work; centering the leadership of working class black women; being funded by our base; always seeking to build a deeper analysis and assessing our work; building alternative institutions; learning from past movement's successes and limitations; championing non-reformist reforms; and always seeking to be a part of a broader movement that is multi-national, multi-ethnic, multi-gender, and multi-class.