#SwipeItForward Resistance Fund

Real New Yorkers #SwipeItForward!

#SwipeItForward was launch in 2016, anchored by Why Accountability and Ending Broken Windows Coalition. The goal was simple: stop the prison pipeline by swiping in Black and Brown riders. We raised funds via community donations and hit the subways in high-targeted areas to swipe our people in. Since then we have done 40+ actions in collaboration with dozens of orgs. We keep us safe.

We resist broken windows policing and the brutality of the NYPD. 

Don't get it twisted - #SwipeItForward is an act of self-defense and resistance. It is not ever to be used as a charity project, a tactic to push electoral politics, etc. Anything of the sort will be called out and checked. 

No one should go to jail for not having $2.75. Public Transportation is a RIGHT. 

For any questions/offers please reach out to the #SwipeItForward Coalition via our Twitter @swipeitforward_nyc .  Respect the work of Black leadership by connecting with us before launching anything. 



1. Offer to swipe
- Acknowledge the person and ask "Do you need a swipe?" It is illegal to ask for a swipe onto the subway but it is completely fine for you to swipe someone in. 

2. Complete your ride
- If you have an unlimited card, exit the turnstile before swiping someone in. Unlimited cards are frozen for 14-18mins from when you swipe @ a terminal. 

3. Don't accept payment
- It's never okay to accept payment for swiping someone in. It might even look suspicious for you to give cash to someone for a card, so just be aware. 

4. Move out of the way
- Never block a turnstile or prevent people from accessing the terminal. Of course, train congestion is real. Practice common sense. 

5. Pass your receipt
- The MTA recently increased the number of SelectBus+ routed buses across NYC. On your way off the bus pass your receipt to someone getting on if they need it. 


 See top
  • Katie Yun 
    • $25 
    • 8 mos
  • Paul Fleischmann 
    • $20 
    • 8 mos
  • Josie Luck 
    • $25 
    • 8 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 9 mos
  • Stina Soderling 
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
See all


Brooklyn, NY
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more