Bicycle Civil Liberties
Contact: Jason Meggs, Director, email: jmeggs -at - bclu.org,
Lawrence Hildes, BCLU attorney, (510) 845-9788
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Drive-Thru Day Discrimination
Jack in the Box Corporation and Governor Gray Davis celebrate while non-drivers suffer
Critical Mass expected to protest in San Francisco tonight
This Sunday, July 28, Governor Gray Davis joins Jack in the
Box Corporation in celebrating "Drive-Thru Day" on behalf of "the people of the
Non-drivers who approach fast food windows are routinely refused service. Oftentimes, particularly at night, drive-thru restaurants such as Jack in the Box outlets are the only way to obtain food for miles around. How can we allow the poor, people of color, people with disabilities, and those who help the environment by bicycling and walking be denied access to food? Moreover, how can the Governor of California celebrate such an event?
"What do you expect from the Governor who vetoed the Good Roads bill?" asked Dave Campbell, the president of the Bicycle-Friendly Berkeley Coalition.
The Governor's signed statement, viewable at the Jack in the
Box website, http://www.jackinthebox.com/drivethru/, further claims that "these businesses made a lasting impact not only on the
"Surely when he says the word
'impact' he refers to the daily deaths by automobile in
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