September 25, 2016
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TRANSPORTATION, WHAT'S THE DEAL?

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Columbus, OH — Community members from across Ohio and national civil rights groups tonight are joining elected officials and policy experts in a town hall-style discussion about how federal transportation policies and investments can better advance economic and social equity in the state. 
 
The event will take place at the Ohio Statehouse and feature several panels and open discussions engaging elected officials, leading national policy experts, and local community advocates on how transportation policies can improve access to jobs, affordable housing, health care, and education for disadvantaged communities, and promote broad economic benefits for the state. 
 
Representatives Steven LaTourette and Steve Stivers and Senator Sherrod Brown’s Chief of Staff have also been invited to respond to community concerns.  
 
Hosting organizations include All Aboard Ohio, Amalgamated Transit Union, The Amos Project, The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Ohio BlueGreen Alliance, The Ohio Commission on African-American Males, Ohio Environmental Council, Ohio Higher Education Rail Network Institute, Ohio Olmstead Taskforce, Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council, PolicyLink, Policy Matters Ohio, ProgressOhio, and Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO.

STORY TAGS: TRANSPORTATIONBlack News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News

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