11 Ways Organizations and Community Leaders Can Help Save Our Transit System

  1. Join our coalition
    The first step is to read and sign our Organization Sign On Letter to the WMATA Board.

  2. Canvass with us every Thursday
    We want to hear from as many riders as possible ahead of WMATA’s 2019 budget season. To help us meet our goals, every Thursday this summer different groups will adopt a Metro station during rush hour.

    If you would like to sign up for a shift, please fill out this form or head here to find out more.

  3. Help us build our riders group
    Share our petition on social media: http://savemetro.org/riders
    Email our petition to your list - Here is an email script that you may use.
    Get petitions signed at membership and community meetings - Contact us at organize@savemetro.org

  4. Share your story with us
    Email us your story or a story from others about how good Metro service helped (or service cuts/fare hikes hurt) your local membership or you personally. Send it to: organize@savemetro.org

  5. Attend a coalition meeting or town hall
    Email organize@savemetro.org for information on the next meeting or to set up a meeting in your region.

  6. Mobilize membership for rallies and events
    Check out the events page on http://savemetro.org/events or stay updated by signing up at http://savemetro.org/riders

  7. Coordinate with us
    Be involved in action planning or host a public forum or neighborhood meeting about Save Our System.Email organize@savemetro.org to find out more.

  8. Lobby on the issues (get others to lobby on issues as well)
    We want to put the voices of community leaders out front so elected officials and WMATA Board members know just how impacted you are by their decisions. If you’re willing to testify, Email organize@savemetro.org to find out more.

  9. Assist in communication strategy
    Join our Communications working group! Whether it be helping us build out our relationships with local press, updating our social media accounts, identifying community leaders to write op-eds or getting those op-eds placed, drafting or sending out mass emails, there are endless ways to plug in. Email organize@savemetro.org to find out more.

  10. Help us build our coalition
    If we want to be successful in making sure WMATA does the right thing for its 2.3 million riders and our community then we need as many people at the table as possible. Are there groups who you think should be involved that we’re missing? If so, please invite them to sign our organization letter and come out to our weekly canvassing day, or attend a coalition meeting.

  11. Invite an S.O.S. organizer to present at your membership meetings/panels/forums/etc
    We can send a trained S.O.S. organizer to your meeting to help your membership learn more. Request an organizer by emailing us at: organize@savemetro.org