1,000 Bikes Distributed

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 in Successes and Victories

Through our Bicycle Resource Center program, we distribute roughly 200 bikes a year and help thousands of people learn the skills to fix their own.  In the summer of 2012, we celebrated reaching the milestone of having distributed 1,000 bikes through the program to people who would otherwise not have been able to afford one.  […]

¡Votante Pa’Lante!

Posted by on Mar 19, 2012 in ONGOING PROJECTS

Votante Pa’Lante is the name of our voter registration and education efforts.   The Votante Pa’Lante campaign focuses on educating stake holders about legislation that will directly affect their lives and holding elected officials accountable to our community.  We focus on unlikely voters in low-income communities of color that are frequently overlooked by traditional voter campaigns. […]

$2 Million for Buses

Posted by on Feb 19, 2012 in Successes and Victories

In late 2011, we learned that Santa Fe Trails, our local bus system, had lost $2 million in federal funding.  At the same time, our city council was considering what projects to include in a Capital Improvements Projects(CIP)  bond package.  We knew that this presented an opportunity to continue to build support for public transportation […]

Training Wheels

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in PAST PROJECTS

Training Wheels was a sub-project of the Bicycle Resource Center  that catered to the unique needs and learning styles of our young  members. The cost of purchase and maintenance of a bike for a child is simply out of reach for many low-income families. At the same time, young people tend to outgrow the size […]

National Movement Building

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Successes and Victories

As part of our participation with Transit Riders for Public Transportation, we sent representatives to coalition meetings and took part in a National Organizer’s Exchange for transit justice organizers. We also participated in coordinated education campaigns and generated phone calls to Congress and President Obama. Through this campaign were able to pass a resolution through […]

No Bus Cuts! No Fare Hikes!

Posted by on Nov 19, 2011 in Successes and Victories

In 2011 our City Council announced their intention to fill budget gaps with pay cuts for city workers and by de-funding transit.  This would have led to sweeping service cuts and fare increases to our already underfunded bus system. In less than three months Chainbreaker members gathered over 600 written testimonials from bus riders, 2,000 […]