#StopTheFONSI

Secretary Pete Buttigieg has impressed many transportation advocates in the past few weeks since his appointment to President Biden’s cabinet. He’s repeatedly stressed the importance of making transportation investments and policies that prioritize climate action, improvements to public health, and righting the racist trespasses of backwards transportation policy that defined the twentieth century. He’s repeatedly spoken about the need to “Build Back Better” by listening to community advocates, and he leveraged his position to support the efforts of advocates in Houston fighting a $7 billion freeway expansion of I-45 that would displace 1000 homes in a predominantly Black community.

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Today, we call on Secretary Pete to act on those values and rescind the Finding Of No Significant Impact(FONSI) that the federal government granted ODOT for the Rose Quarter Freeway Expansion back in October 2020. Since that finding, news has surfaced that ODOT has been repeatedly lyingto the public about the width of the proposed freeway,which negates their already-shoddy traffic projections the agency used to make their biased claims in support of lower traffic congestion, air pollution or carbon emissions.
No More Freeways’ Joe Cortright penned a letter to Secretary Pete Buttigieg, getting his team up to speed on all of ODOT’s shenanigans over the past few months. Secretary Pete’s team is all over social media, so if you’re feeling so inclined, you can join us in making sure this administration.

Can you tag @SecretaryPete on instagram or twitter and tell him to #StopTheFONSI? You can share our content on our twitter and instagram,

Today, we call on Secretary Pete to act on those values and rescind the Finding Of No Significant Impact(FONSI) that the federal government granted ODOT for the Rose Quarter Freeway Expansion back in October 2020. Since that finding, news has surfaced that ODOT has been repeatedly lyingto the public about the width of the proposed freeway,which negates their already-shoddy traffic projections the agency used to make their biased claims in support of lower traffic congestion, air pollution or carbon emissions.

No More Freeways’ Joe Cortright penned a letter to Secretary Pete Buttigieg, getting his team up to speed on all of ODOT’s shenanigans over the past few months. Secretary Pete’s team is all over social media, so if you’re feeling so inclined, you can join us in making sure this administration hears that Oregonians want the federal government to hold ODOT responsible for the damage they stand to cause to the Albina neighborhood and our community as a whole.

Can you share our graphics on instagram and twitter, and tag @SecretaryPete and our #STOPtheFONSI hashtag?

TUBMAN RALLY APRIL 9th

Hope we can also count on you to show up to our rally on Friday, April 9 we’re hosting with Sunrise PDX and the Harriet Tubman Middle School community. We’ll be practicing social distancing, wearing masks, and also livestreaming the event in case you wish to attend virtually. More information about the event will be updated HERE as we confirm speakers and other details. Stay tuned!

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