Join Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equity (MORE2) members and allies at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 2, 2010 in front of the Full Employment Council, 1740 Paseo Blvd., Kansas City, MO, to call for increased transit funding as a path to job creation and economic growth. This event, on the eve of the Labor Day weekend, will coincide with simultaneous rallies in cities across the country sponsored by members of the Transportation Equity Network (TEN).
MORE2 leaders will discuss local job creation projections from More Transit=More Jobs, a TEN report to be released that day. The report will rank Kansas City and 19 other U.S. metropolitan areas in terms of current transit spending, and will detail how many local jobs could be created by shifting the way transportation funding is spent. Copies of the report will be available to journalists at the rally.