Raise the Rates!

Anti-Poverty Action Against Cuts to Community Start-UP and Maintenance Benefits  a  follow-up:Raise The Rates Poster

The Town Hall  on Tuesday, October 16th, was a resounding success. The aim of this collaboration of several community social service-oriented groups, volunteers and our Local was to raise awareness about the cuts to social assistance and the Ontario Disability Support program, bring together number of recipients and mobilize for a sustained organized response. The facility provided by Start Me Up Niagara was full. John Clarke, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty leading activist spoke to a crowd of well over 100 people. The unemployed, disabled and injured workers have to be organized to mount a effective response to poverty. The press release that CUPE Ontario issued  about this event can be viewed  here.

For a background read an OFL report FALLING BEHIND: ONTARIO’S BACKSLIDE INTO WIDENING INEQUALITY, GROWING POVERTY AND CUTS O SOCIAL PROGRAMS

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RAISE THE RATES!  SOLIDARITY BBQ

Montebello Park, St. Catharines

August 21, 2011

noon – 3 p.m.

Free food, Games, Speeches.

Fight the attack on special diet. Organize. Stay for a meeting in the park at 3 p.m.