CalBike traveled to Fresno on August 27th to conduct our “Winning Campaigns” Training. Working with about a dozen members of diverse groups, including Cultiva La Salud, the Fresno County Bicycle Coalition, the Dolores Huerta Foundation and the Fresno Cycling Club, we walked participants through the seven elements of a winning campaign plan, including how to set goals, get media attention, identify targets and win arguments with policy makers and the public to get a ‘yes’ vote on your most important campaigns. Fresno area activists now have solid plans to win campaigns like bike share in Bakersfield, road diets, complete streets policies, and even a better animal control policy to protect walkers and bikers from stray dogs. For an inspiring peek at the participants as the announce their plans, check out this 4-minute video.
BLACK LIVES MATTER
California will never have the equitable, prosperous and inclusive communities that CalBike advocates for until we address and redress anti-Black violence. We want to actively contribute to ending systemic racism, especially in transportation policy, and most especially in bicycling advocacy. We promise to listen and learn how we can best do this work. To our community members who experience the violence of racism on a daily basis: we see you, we hear you, and we stand with you.