In light of the tragic events at Martin Place the #illridewithyou pledge and inspiring story behind it has been been embraced by thousands of Australians over social media.
As a tribute to the Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson and those directly affected by discrimination on a daily basis, Young Vagabond, has started the #letsridetogether movement in hopes of raising $1 million. The amount raised will be equally split between the immediate families of the victims and All Together Now to fund campaigns to educate people how to speak up against racism. All Together Now is Australia’s only charity with the sole focus of racism prevention and envisions our community free from racism.
In return NSW Government, RailCorp, the Victorian Government and Public Transport Victoria will be asked to commit to #illridewithyou by declaring Friday, January 16 – marking one month since the devastating situation in Martin Place – a fare-free day on all public transport in the greater metropolitan areas of Melbourne and Sydney.
To ride together and help turn #illridewithyou into funds that stop racism in its tracks you can make a donation, share this campaign on social media, and contact your state’s transport minister with why you support the message.