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Archive for June, 2009

Anti-Casino Demonstration06.21.09

Join us next Thursday, June 25 at 12 noon for our Anti-Casino Circus.

Nine months since the announcement of Foxwoods’ move into the Heart of Our City, we’ve seen no studies and no plans. And the rushed political process has been a joke. Meanwhile our Coalition has been growing with more than 40 member groups.

Show Foxwoods and the City the strength of our opposition by joining us for a celebration of our new store front across the street from the Strawbridge Building: the No Slots Spot (718 Market Street). Have fun and at the same time expose the circus that City Hall has been making of the democratic process.

See the City Council Contortionist, the Incredible Mayor with Two Faces, and more! Family fun and friendly and cotton candy, of course!

Please forward this to your listservs and invite everyone to come out to celebrate, strengthen our community, broaden our outreach, and renew our energy in this fight.

For more information, call us at 215-952-1538.

The Green Party of Philadelphia is a member of the No Casino in the Heart of the City coalition.

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First Quarter 2009 Transit Ridership Exceeds Expectations06.18.09

Nationally, nearly 2.6 billion trips were taken on public transportation in the first quarter of 2009, according to a report released today by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).  Even with significant declines in gasoline prices, higher unemployment, a general economic downturn, and lower state and local revenue, public transportation use in the first quarter is essentially flat – almost matching last year’s modern record first quarter ridership -declining by only 1.2 percent.  This 1.2 percent decline is less than the decline of vehicle miles traveled on our nation’s roads, which declined by 1.7 percent (representing 11.6 billion vehicle miles), according to the U.S. Department of Transportation during the same period.

http://www.apta.com/media/releases/090615_ridership.cfm

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