Press Municipal Council Candidates On What They Would Do To Reduce Poverty In Niagara

A Message from the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network’s Election Task Force Group

Posted September 21st, 2018 on Niagara At Large

Municipal and regional elections are being held on October 22nd.

The NPRN (Niagara Poverty Reduction Network) Elections Task Group has prepared the following local election strategy:

  1. Encourage informed voting and identify key issues that impact people experiencing poverty.

How you can help:

  • Print and circulate this attached flyer. Attached is a ½ page flyer that can be printed, cut and distributed to clients, left in wait rooms, office Share social media posts from the NPRN Facebook and Twitter accounts.
    You can follow these accounts here: NRPN Facebook ,  NPRN Twitter

  1. Raise poverty as an election issue and put forward recommendations for how municipal and regional government can work to reduce poverty.

How you can help:

  • Attend debates and other in person opportunities to engage with candidates. The elections task group prepared a document for candidates, Shared Prosperity: The role of local government in reducing poverty, it recommends actions local leaders can take to help reduce poverty. Find a cophere.
  • Share the Living Wage pledge. The pledge can be shared from the NPRN social media pages and is an on-line opportunity for individuals and organizations to endorse living wage. Please consider signing individually and discussing within your organization. – http://www.ontariolivingwage.ca/individual_org_pledge

Here’s a recap: (1) DISTRIBUTE the flyer in your place of work and wherever in the community your role takes you (2) SHARE social media posts (3) WEAR your NPRN hat when attending community events, debates or other opportunities to engage with candidates.

Please support where you can.

Also, please see this link to an E Book that we feel will be of interest to you as well. – http://www.caseforbasicincome.com/

For more information, click on –  www.wipeoutpoverty.ca

NIAGARA AT LARGE encourages you to join the conversation by sharing your views on this post in the space following the Bernie Sanders quote below.

A reminder that we only post comments by individuals who also share their first and last names.

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 “A politician thinks of the next election. A leader thinks of the next generation.” – Bernie Sanders

 

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