Organizing Toolkit

Plan Your Actions

Ideas for Actions

  • If commuting, thank your transit workers!

  • Honor Rosa Parks on her birthday. Place a Rosa Parks photo and rose on the bus you’re riding. Typically done on February 5, Rosa’s birthday. The two biggest transit unions are active organizers in this action and chances are your bus operator will know all about Transit Equity Day!

  • Talk to your local officials about lifting fares on Feb. 5. Start an email campaign or reach out to your local officials in social media and make them aware about transit equity.

  • Make in-person events virtual! Organize a virtual panel, Letter to the Editor writing party or a community visioning session for transportation.
  • Amplify in digital media. Click here for a social media toolkit >>

  • Engage the youth, talk with them about the history of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. See our educational resources >>

  • Support a civil rights history museum, especially those lifting up key activists in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Ask them about their experiences with transit. See the list of museums here >>

  • Pitch your local media. Click here for more on how to pitch an Op-Ed >>

  • Want to see what others have done in the past? Check out some highlights >>

Register Your Action

Please register your action here so we can keep track of and lift up your efforts. If you have questions, click here to reach us.



One of the defining characteristics of Transit Equity Day is the energy that comes from grassroots actions around the country. It is also a way for organizations in the climate, labor, civil rights, transit advocacy and environmental justice movements to come together for one cause: to struggle for equal access to affordable public transit powered by clean energy.

Coordinate with local transportation/transit groups (i.e. transit riders groups, labor unions representing transit workers (ATU and TWU), and local organizations sponsoring the event such as, Greenpeace, and the NAACP. Transit Equity Day seeks to center those most impacted by transit policy. Take the lead from labor and environmental justice groups when planning your events

Once you register your action at this link, it will show up on the map and in the list of events. We will also reach out to you about connecting with others who are also planning actions in your area. By doing this, we hope you can connect and co-create with those organizations, build additional power and make new allies!





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Securing Your Virtual Event

Prevent “Zoom-Bombing” – Unauthorized Participant Joining and Disrupting a Zoom Meeting*

* Special Thanks to Anthony Abad

Zoom-Bombing is a term used for an unauthorized Zoom meeting participant joining the call and causing an intentional disruption. This can include screen-sharing inappropriate material or speaking in an inappropriate manner.

The FBI has issued a press release warning Zoom users about this issue with recommendations on how to prevent this from happening. One of their recommendations include enabling Security Password for Zoom meetings.

Below are a few Zoom meeting setting changes you can make to help prevent Zoom-Bombing from happening in your meeting:

  • Enable Security Password

  • Manage Screen Sharing

  • Lock Your Meeting

  • Enable Waiting Room

  • Update the Zoom App

It’s also a good idea to brush up on digital security practices in general. Here are some tips to start with.