Irony: We Mourn As We Demand Better

Why we mourn.

An Amtrak train traveling from Washington D.C. to New York City derailed as it rounding a curve in Philadelphia shortly after 9 p.m Tuesday night. Five crew members and 243 passengers were on board. Seven are dead and countless are injured. Officials will investigate, but the speed of the train and the condition of the tracks are the leading contenders for the cause of this tragedy.

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What we demand.

Long on the schedule for May 13th has been a Rally to Rebuild America. #RebuildRenew is a public request for government spending on our disintegrating infrastructure.

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From the Facebook event page: Federal transportation funding, including America’s Mass Transit Account, runs out starting May 31. Another short-term fix is not the solution! Be part of the solution by helping us reach our goal to send 10,000 letters to members of Congress.  http://voicesforpublictransit.org/actionalerts.aspx

I’m writing a letter. And you?

Image thanks to WGAL News 8.