Support The People’s Motion

The People’s Motion is an effort to request the MTA underground the section of the rail line from 48th Street to 59th Street – the final portion of the Crenshaw/LAX Line that is at street-level on Crenshaw Blvd. If the rail line is built underground in that portion the entire length of the line on Crenshaw Blvd would be constructed in a subway by bored tunnel, preserving and enhancing Los Angeles’ last African-American business corridor and protecting the safety of our children.


  • Join a collaboration of community, clergy and our elected officials as we request adoption of The People’s Motion at the April 26, 2012 MTA Board Meeting – 1 Gateway Plaza, LA 90012 Start time: 9 a.m.
  • Buses will leave from the Crenshaw community at 7:30 a.m.  RSVP by emailing or call (323) 761-6435
  • Wear BLACK shirts as a show of unity


Email the MTA Board and Elected Officials at to request they:

Support The People’s Motion to create a Park Mesa Heights tunnel option for the Crenshaw-LAX Line.

Alternatively, you can fax (by April 25) a letter of support to (323) 761-6435 or mail (by April 22) to P.O. Box 432181, Los Angeles, CA 90043.


  • Announce the Showdown at MTA and hand out flyers at your block club, homeowners association, church group, civic association meeting, fraternity, sorority, etc. (contact us for a member of Crenshaw Subway Coalition to give presentation)
  • Phonebank at 5349 Crenshaw Blvd, LA 90043 (Let us know you’re coming at
      Wed 4/18 (5:30 – 8:30), Thu 4/19 (5:30 – 8:30), Sun 4/22 (4:30 – 8:30), Tues 4/24 (5:30 – 8:30), or Wed 4/25 (5:30 – 8:30)
  • Join our Community Canvass to spread the word to neighbors on April 21 (gather at 5349 Crenshaw Blvd, LA 90043 at 10 a.m. and let us know you’re coming at
  • Social Media: Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter and share our videos (see our YouTube), posts, website, blogs with your friends

The People’s Motion Empowerment Kit

  • Showdown at MTA Flyer (pdf)
  • Take Action Flyer (pdf)
  • The People’s Motion Overview (pdf)
  • Crenshaw/LAX Line Overview Flyer (pdf)
  • Guest Editorial: Rail Line Must Go Underground to Preserve, Protect Key Black L.A. Business Corridor, The Wave – 4/27/11 (pdf)
  • Petition (pdf)

(Take Action image courtesy Shale Justice)

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