June 1, 2020 - 35 000 strong collection of Calgarians support current Green Line alignment
Calgary, AB - Members of the Calgary Alliance, wearing green scarves, will be on the steps of City Hall Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. to show their support for the Green Line.
Volunteers, arriving at 8:30 a.m., will use hula hoops and sidewalk chalk to mark out 40 socially distanced circles and then one person will stand in that circle with a sign indicating which of the 30 member organisations they represent.
The Alliance's membership includes Muslims, Jews and Christians, unions, community groups and non-profits. All told the Alliance represents a diverse group of over 35,000 Calgarians, from all walks of life and corners of the city, who voted at a delegate's assembly last week to speak with one voice in support of this project.
"The decision we make today about the Green Line is going to shape the Calgary of the next 10, 20, 50, 100 years. A strong transit system is part of the Calgary of the future and is a shovel ready project that will create 20,000 jobs at a time we need them the most," says The Rev. Anna Greenwood-Lee, Chair of the Alliance.
The Alliance, which has been successful in the past getting the City to renew the low-income transit pass, wants to remind our elected representatives that we need to build a city that looks after ALL of its citizens, one that believes helping our vulnerable get to their place of work, help families take their children to school and recreational facilities, and helping our seniors remain mobile.
The Green Line committee is meeting virtually to hear public submissions June 1 in advance of the council vote on the Green Line June 15.
The Rev. Anna Greenwood-Lee, Chair,
Ryan Anderson, Organizer, cell 403-993-7123