#BusLineHeroes Fundraiser for Lebanon drivers
We’re teaming up with our grassroots sister organization in Beirut, Riders’ Rights Lebanon, to raise some funds to support struggling transit workers.
Lebanon’s transit workers don’t have a labor union, minimum wages or unemployment insurance like our bus drivers do here. In March the government shut down the country’s bus and van networks as part of its COVID-19 emergency response. Transit workers, who were already living on the edge, now have no source of income and nowhere to turn.
Riders’ Rights Lebanon and Train/Train Lebanon are organizing to provide a little assistance for the struggling transit workers in their networks. Lebanon was already in turmoil before COVID-19. Here in Seattle, we’re stepping up to help.
Thank you for your support and solidarity!
The Transit Riders Union is collecting donations on behalf of Riders Rights Lebanon, and will send the funds via Western Union. The Transit Riders Union is a registered 501(c)(4) non-profit, and as such donations made directly to TRU are not tax-deductible. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, you can do that here through our fiscal sponsor Urban Sparks, and then email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that your donation is meant for Riders Rights Lebanon. Thank you!