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Rail Passengers Association Takes Message on a Field Trip (Mostly) by Train

The campaign advocates for expanded Amtrak service in "the Deep South"

Taking an advocacy message on the road is often a great way to show a willingness to speak up on an important issue to your members.

But when your organization is the Rail Passengers Association (RPA), you’re not really going on a roadshow—but taking a field trip, by Amtrak. Or, trying to, at least.

Recently, field organizers for RPA started on a tour of southeastern states at a time when the association is advocating for more rail service in the region. RPA’s field coordinator, Joe Aiello, and grassroots organizer, Madi Butler, are making a trip from Memphis to New Orleans, with a goal of promoting the economic benefits of passenger rail along the Gulf Coast, which has been limited in recent years.

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