Vanessa and Anna accept award from Puget Sound Sage

Rooted in Rights Wins Three Community Awards for Authentic Advocacy

This year, Rooted in Rights received three awards in recognition for our groundbreaking storytelling on transportation and access. See what these community organizations are saying about our work!
Two people ride Lime scooters and are overlaid with green checkmarks.

Scoot Smart!

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) teamed up with Disability Rights Oregon, Rooted in Rights, and Lime to release a new e-scooter safety video
two broken escalators at Sound Transit station

Let us know – how are you impacted by broken Sound Transit elevators and escalators?

We want to hear from you how the frequent outages of Sound Transit elevators and escalators impact your mobility and ability to get where you need to go.
Cory and Matthew are standing by a bus stop

Corey & Matthew: It’s Not Possible To Be Independent Without A Public Transit System

Corey and Matthew teach other blind people mobility and independence skills. Hear why they think Tim Eyman’s I-976 will hurt our communities.
White haired man with beard and glasses

I-976 Impacts: “I wouldn’t be able to get where I need to go”

Donavan lives in Lakewood and relies on the Puget Sound region’s connected transit system to get around. “I’m independent and mobile with transit. I can go anywhere without relying on someone.” Donavan attends brain injury support groups in Bremerton, Puyallup,…
Access Bus

I-976 Impacts: “I take Access Transit everywhere”

Gina was a proud rider of the #158 bus from Kent to her job at The Lighthouse for the Blind in Seattle. She is blind as well, and says, “Transit brings me the freedom to travel anywhere I need to…
Woman gives peace sign to camera.

I-976 Impacts: “My life is built on transit”

Tracy grew up in a rural town in upstate New York with no transit options. As a person with low vision, Tracy can’t drive or ride a bike, so she relied on her friends and family to get around. When…
Luke is seated on the bus.

Luke: Transit Gets Me from Point A to Point B

Luke is a student in Tacoma and uses the bus to get to school and to be involved in disability advocacy. Don’t let Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976 stop Luke from getting where he needs to go!…
Amandeep walking on the sidewalk with their white cane

Amandeep: With Transit, The Things I Want to Do, I Can Do

Amandeep moved to Lynwood five years ago from India. Thanks to public transit, she now has the opportunity to go to school and start a career. Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976 could take that away.