You’re Invited: Interfaith Prayer Vigils for Eradication of Poverty in Ontario Oct.2 & 4, 2012

You’re Invited: Interfaith Prayer Vigils for Eradication of Poverty in Ontario
You’re Invited: Interfaith Prayer Vigils for Eradication of Poverty in Ontario

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Calling Canadians: Make Poverty Eradication a Priority in the Ontario Election 2011

Calling Canadians: Make Poverty Eradication a Priority in the Ontario Election 2011
Calling Canadians: Make Poverty Eradication a Priority in the Ontario Election 2011

Media Release

Thursday, September 15, 2011

 From Cornwall to Windsor, from Sudbury to Fort Erie

“LET’S VOTE FOR A POVERTY FREE ONTARIO”

Election-style signs are going up in communities across Ontario this morning, as a coalition of faith groups and community-based organizations call for making poverty eradication a priority concern in the provincial election campaign.

The Social Planning Network of Ontario (SPNO) and the Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC) are co-sponsoring Poverty Free Ontario (PFO) as a non-partisan initiative to urge all political parties and electoral candidates to make a commitment for ending poverty in Ontario in this decade. The press conference in Toronto with various religious leaders will ask the provincial political party leaders to commit to a debate on poverty.

Media conferences being held simultaneously in up to 16 communities on Thursday morning, September 15 will be followed by a “sign blitz” as teams of local supporters place “Let’s Vote for a Poverty Free Ontario” signs on the grounds of participating organizations and individuals throughout their communities.  A list of participating communities and contacts is attached to this release.

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