Thursday, Sept. 27 - 8 am (Before the MTA Board’s monthly meeting)
347 Madison Ave bet 44th and 45th Street, Manhattan
- Take Down the Racist, Anti-Muslim Ads Immediately
- Drop the Charges on Mona Eltahawy
- Public Transportation Should Serve the 99%!
This week the MTA issued another slap in the face to its riders. As if the new round of fare hikes weren’t enough, it carried racist, anti-Muslim ads in ten NY subway stations.
Yesterday Egyptian-born writer and activist Mona Eltahawy was arrested by the NYPD for the righteous act of spray-painting over the ads.
As of this writing, Eltahawy has been charged with “criminal mischief” for attempting to reclaim public transportation for all. The charges need to be dropped – and so do the racist ads!
“Our hands are tied,” says the MTA about the ads. That’s what the MTA says about the fare hikes it imposes every year, too.
If it wasn’t clear before, it is now obvious that the MTA is incapable of operating public transportation for the 99%.
Raising the fare repeatedly… cutting bus lines… eliminating trash cans… demolishing station booths… Once the board made it more difficult for disabled riders to use Access-a-Ride, the question was: how much lower could the MTA go?
We have the answer now – the ugly hate speech paid for by known racist Pamela Geller.
COME TOMORROW MORNING AND TAKE A STAND
WHEN RACISM REARS ITS UGLY HEAD, UNITE TO STRIKE IT DOWN!
Called by the International Action Center