I met the most interesting guy the other day.
I was on the bus and he asked me if my headphones were Sennheisers. I said yes they were… so he told me that he just got back from a ski competition, and Sennheiser is one of the sponsors!
He tells me they were absolutely fantastic!
Click here for the link to see the videos – and VOTE!!! They’re terrific!
We’re embarking on a new campaign. We did a test run yesterday and wow.. the results were – impressive?
I can’t say what it is we are doing, because that’s top secret. But the feelings that came of it are overwhelming to me. I can’t get it out of my head.
We discovered that people have a lot of anger, hiding inside. And we found a way to bring that out. It wasn’t a reaction I expected and it was unnerving.
But.. the worst part is knowing that so many people live with this inside them every day. People are angry. The government controls and rules while living the good life.
People struggle every day to make ends meet.. or just to eat. And someone else is controlling that. Taking away dignity and health. And people are very angry. They have every right to be.
But how sad.. as a society, that we all have that underneath.
Intimidation. We also discovered how intimidated people are by government people.. people in power. What a horrible world. I’m saddened by that. Beyond words.
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Want to give the Gift of Dignity this Holiday Season??
Sign our petition to Put Food in the Budget of our neighbours on social
assistance. An immediate increase of $100/month to enable people to purchase
healthy food is a gift that:
– combats hunger and injustice
– reduces reliance on our already over-burdened food banks and volunteers
– is a start at eliminating some of the wasted time and energy that goes
into maintining our systemic, second rate food system for the poor.
– is a first step towards raising rates to adequate levels that reflect the
real cost of living in Ontario.
– restores the right of individuals to purchase their own healthy food
– is simply the right thing to do.
Thanks to all of you who sign this petition and help to restore some balance
in a world where Charity cannot redress poverty and inequity.
Click here to get your own verion of the invitation! Dec 19th Invitation
Click here to print off your own cards to mail!! DearDalton card
Yesterday we gathered with Fair Fare Coalition and had a rally and march.
Our asks are:
Free transportation on smog alert days and hot / cold weather alert days.
Lowered metropass rates.
Lowered rates for places like South Riverdale Community Health Centre that buy tokens in bulk
so that people can access important services in the city.
Eventually – free transportation for all! No fare is fare!
We met at Dundas Square and had drummers to march with.
Five of us dressed up as a streetcar…
(That’s me, second. lol Later I was in the front..hot!)
It was a huge success!
We then boarded three streetcars and refused to pay… we got people to read our postcards and sign them!
All in all over 250 cards were signed today!
After this we all marched to City Hall, with drummers and chants… and five of us dressed as a streetcar.
Everyone felt that it was a terrific day and we look forward to our next action!
Here’s hoping you can join us, and terrific job to those of us that were there!