It’s crunch time. Over 15,000 of us have told Kent council
to extend discounted bus travel to 16-18 year olds, and it’s forced them
to hold a debate on our campaign this Thursday.  I’ll be
there with students and other 38 Degrees members to hand in the biggest
petition Kent council has ever seen.
Now it’s time to ramp up the pressure. Not everyone who signed will be able to make it to the debate. But if we all email David Brazier - the key cabinet member for transport in Kent - before the meeting,we can all be there in spirit.  We can make a dramatic impact on the future of our buses on Thursday.
I’m so proud of how big we’ve made this issue. When I started this
campaign I had no idea it would get this much support.  Thank you to
everyone who has shared the petition on Facebook, with friends and
classmates. We’ve made Kent council schedule a debate - now let’s get the key cabinet member for transport on board.
David Brazier won’t be used to getting thousands of emails from people in Kent about a single issue. If loads of 38 Degrees members write to him before Thursday in support of discounted bus travel, he’ll see how serious we are about this. Please click here to send an email now: https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/kent-freedom-pass
Thanks for everything you’ve done so far,
Lynne Miller, 38 Degrees member from Kent
PS It would be great if you could make it on Thursday! The more of
us that are there, the more impact we'll make. I’ll be there with
students and 38 Degrees members from all over Kent. Here’s the details:
On the day, David Brazier the Cabinet Member for Transport &
Environment will meet us at 1.30pm to receive our huge petition. Then at
2pm the debate begins. There’s space in the chamber to watch the
debate, and the council will also be showing a live link of the
discussion in another room, in case it gets too packed.
When: Meet at 1.15pm on Thursday 18th July (until about 3pm)
Where: Outside Kent County Council, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XQ
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm if you’ve arranged to come.