Francisca Coronado Porchas is the National Coordinator for the Transit Riders for Public Transportation. She is a National School for Strategic Organizing graduate of the class of 2003. She was born in Sonora, Mexico, immigrated to the US with her family and grew up in Phoenix. She graduated from Arizona State University where she helped organize student support for the Pictsweet Mushrooms Campaign. Since then she has participated in Union Summer, and CTWO’s MAAP program, and is an organizer with the Clean Air Clean Lungs Clean Buses Campaign, she is bilingual in Spanish.
Her work is at the intersection of mass transit, public health and climate change. Her organizing is primarily focused on working class communities of color in the 10 million person mega-city and auto capital of the world–Los Angeles. She will be releasing soon her first major policy paper, “Global Warming and the Fight for the Transit Future: from Los Angeles to the World,” written in collaboration with Strategy Center Clean Air Campaign Organizers.
Francisca Coronado Porchas:
Transit Riders for Public Transportation: civil rights and transit funding
Infra investment should benefit those who need it most
Public transit is gaining more attention
Americans need to get involved