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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A rally held in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday sent a clear message to Congress — don’t cut public transportation funding.

The national rally, which began in Minneapolis at 10 a.m., brought together public transit riders, community groups, business leaders and union transit workers for an event called, “Don’t X Out Public Transportation Day.”

The event came after a recent proposal from the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that would cut 35 percent of federal highway and public transportation funding.

Supporters of public transportation say that amount of cuts will have a “drastic impact” on those who rely on public transit every day.

The rally was being held at the Minneapolis Government Center Plaza.

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