Reverse the Cuts Campaign to launch on 17th October 2012
Canada’s declining assistance is hurting families in the developing world.
Canadians want to see Canada return to being a global leader.
Tell the Government to REVERSE THE CUTS to international development!
Last March, the Government announced a 9 percent reduction over 3 years to the budget of Canada’s development agency. This $319 million cut is equivalent to the cost of one of the sixty-five F-35 fighter jets the Government wants to buy.
WE CAN AFFORD IT:
The $319 million cut is less than $10 per Canadian (or $3 per year). Isn’t helping the poor worth five large coffees to you?
MOST CANADIANS AGREE.
Polling confirms that the majority of Canadians believe we have a moral obligation to assist those in the developing world. Over half believe the Government carries the primary responsibility for ensuring we meet this obligation.
Since 1990, the number of children dying before the age of five has dropped from 12 million to 6.9 million. The number of out of school children has declined by 30 million in the past decade to 67 million.
The 2013 Federal Budget is when the Government can reverse the cuts. And the time to influence that is NOW.
If we all raise our voices we shall be heard. Let’s stand by the struggling families who need our assistance.
Join Us! Tell the Federal Government to
REVERSE THE CUTS!
This campaign launches on October 17th. What can you do?
1. ‘Like’ the REVERSE THE CUTS Facebook page today: www.facebook.com/ReverseTheCuts – ‘share’ with your friends.
2. Write or visit your MP and tell them why you want to the Government to REVERSE THE CUTS in the 2013 Budget.
3. Write a letter to the editor outlining why it is important to REVERSE THE CUTS.
4. Ask organizations you’re affiliated with (your employer, your faith group, unions, etc.) to endorse the campaign.
5. Check back on the REVERSE THE CUTS Facebook page on October 17th for support, tools and updates.
To send your organization’s endorsement for the campaign and for more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org