Every organizer's challenge is to leverage a current public policy debate into a moment of political theatre in order to illustrate and illuminate a related injustice and to advocate for their proposed solution.
Props to two grassroots membership based organizations who have been smart and savvy enough to insert themselves into the debate around our share of the federal stimulus money, get some good press and do some good public education at the same time.
First the Disability Policy Consortium has forcefully reminded the Patirck Administration that 20 years of hard work improving access by the Commonwealth's disabled citizen activists improve access to our public spaces might go down the toilet. All they have to do is comply with current law regarding accomodations for the disabled.
Second, the ON The Move Coalition, the T Riders Union and Mass PIRG held a cake sale at the front of the State House yesterday to point out that if somebody didn't do something soon about the $161 million hole in the T's budget Greater Boston T riders would be faced with drastic fare increase and draconian cuts. Hence a bake sale featuring home made cookies and cakes that raised $200. The T hasn't decided whether to accept it or not.
crossposted at ONE Massachusetts