Resident’s Bill of Rights

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Successes and Victories

A New Way of Creating Housing Policy Takes Hold in Santa Fe! In July, 2015, the tireless work of Chainbreaker members, community members and ally organizations paid off when City Council voted unanimously to pass the Resident’s Bill of Rights resolution. Dozens of Chainbreaker members and community members showed up at the meeting to voice […]

WE WON!: Help Santa Feans Ride!

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in NEWS, Successes and Victories

¡SI SE PUDO!  After months of strategizing and organizing, the tireless work of countless Chainbreaker members finally paid off.  On June 12, 2013 our City Council voted unanimously to support our HELP SANTA FEANS RIDE campaign.  Help Santa Feans Ride will help people who struggle with transportation costs by distributing free annual bus passes to […]

The First Regional Park on the South Side

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in Successes and Victories

A bond question was included on the ballot during a city election in March, 2012 to expand trail connectivity and create the first regional park in Santa Fe’s South Side.  The South Side is an area composed largely of low-income people of color and is disproportionately lacking in infrastructure. Winning the bond election helped us […]

1,000 Bikes Distributed

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 in Successes and Victories

Through our Bicycle Resource Center program, we distribute roughly 200 bikes a year and help thousands of people learn the skills to fix their own.  In the summer of 2012, we celebrated reaching the milestone of having distributed 1,000 bikes through the program to people who would otherwise not have been able to afford one.  […]

$2 Million for Buses

Posted by on Feb 19, 2012 in Successes and Victories

In late 2011, we learned that Santa Fe Trails, our local bus system, had lost $2 million in federal funding.  At the same time, our city council was considering what projects to include in a Capital Improvements Projects(CIP)  bond package.  We knew that this presented an opportunity to continue to build support for public transportation […]

National Movement Building

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Successes and Victories

As part of our participation with Transit Riders for Public Transportation, we sent representatives to coalition meetings and took part in a National Organizer’s Exchange for transit justice organizers. We also participated in coordinated education campaigns and generated phone calls to Congress and President Obama. Through this campaign were able to pass a resolution through […]

No Bus Cuts! No Fare Hikes!

Posted by on Nov 19, 2011 in Successes and Victories

In 2011 our City Council announced their intention to fill budget gaps with pay cuts for city workers and by de-funding transit.  This would have led to sweeping service cuts and fare increases to our already underfunded bus system. In less than three months Chainbreaker members gathered over 600 written testimonials from bus riders, 2,000 […]