Anti Poverty March: Confront the Liberal Party Leadership Convention

ABOVE, video footage from January 26, march to Allan Gardens

January 26, 2013- Anti Poverty March: Confront the Liberal Party Leadership Convention

Saturday, January 26, 2013
12noon: Moss Park (Sherbourne and Queen), Toronto

*Free Meal
*Joining the Ontario Federation of Labour Rally for 1pm

-Restore Community Start-Up (CSUMB)
-Raise the Rates of OW/ODSP
-Affordable Housing Now

This coming Saturday, January 26th is the 'Anti-Poverty march' as part
of the broader day of action challenging the Liberal Party Leadership
Convention. Here are some important updates for the day and please see
the growing list of participating orgs below:

STAYING WARM ON THE DAY: We are getting a donation of warm clothes,
hats and mitts from the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario. We
will have this for distribution at Moss Park at 11:45am on Saturday so
everyone can make sure to stay warm. We will also have free hot coffee
and a hot meal.


Out of Town: Buses are coming from Kitchener, Hamilton, Sudbury,
Kingston, and London for the day and participating in the Anti-Poverty
march. If you need info on those buses please send us an email or
call: 416-925-6939

In Toronto: groups will be meeting up with TTC tokens and coming to the march together. You can join up with:

Sistering Drop-in: 11am @ 962 Bloor St. West (Bloor/Dovercourt)
-Bread and Bricks: 11:15am @ Dundas West Subway Station
-Weston-King: 10:30am @ 2017 Weston Rd
-Parkdale: 11am @ PARC drop-in (1499 Queen St. West)

JOIN, ENDORSE, ORGANIZE a CONTINGENT: Plan to join us on the day, organize a contingent from your neighborhood, area, or organization to meet up with us at Moss Park, 12noon, and march through Toronto's Downtown East neighborhood to join the OFL rally. If you would like to endorse and participate in the January 26th Anti-Poverty march, please email us at: OR call: 416-925-6939

OUTREACH: If you would like some posters/flyers to help with outreach in the next few days, please let us know. Also for on-line outreach see the link to the Facebook event, and on Twitter we are using #RaisetheRates and #J26Rally


On Facebook:

DOWNLOAD Poster and Flyers Below:
Download Flyer here- Front
Download Flyer here- Back
Download Poster here
Note these are low resolution PDF files, email us if you want higher res images (much larger files!)


On January 26th the Ontario Liberals will select a new leader to
replace Dalton McGuinty and we'll be there to confront them. OCAP,
anti-poverty organizations from across Ontario and other allies will
meet at Moss Park for an anti-poverty feeder march to highlight the
Liberal's despicable legacy of increased poverty.

We will march through Toronto’s Downtown East neighborhood where
government policies have caused a desperate lack of housing and years
of grossly inadequate welfare and disability rates have created
massive homelessness and poverty. We will then join up with dozens of
unions and social movements whose members are gathering in Allan
Gardens and march on the Liberal Convention.

The Liberals will be forced to face those affected by their cuts and
their legacy. Through powerful and determined community mobilization,
supported by key labour allies across the province, we were able to
win $42 million in funding that was intended to be cut as part of the
elimination of the Community Start Up and Maintenance Benefit (CSUMB).
This partial victory has shown us what communities can achieve and
will propel us forward. This is a movement with its sights set on
winning - join the anti-poverty march and contingent at the Liberal
Party Convention on January 26!


Organized by: Ontario Coalition Against Poverty

Supporting and participating organizations:
Centre for Social Justice, CUPE Ontario, Greater Toronto Workers Assembly, Kingston Coalition Against Poverty, Latin-American and Caribbean Solidarity Network (LACSN), Ontario Federation of Labour, Ontario Public Interest Research Group -York, Ontario Public Interest Research Group -U of Toronto, Poverty Makes Us Sick (Kitchener), Put Food in the Budget, Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) - Ontario, Regenesis, Rank and File Education Workers of Toronto, Sistering, Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty, Socialist Project, Toronto Stop the Cuts, Toronto New Socialist Group, Workers Action Centre, Toronto Women's City Alliance, CAW Local 27 London Retiree Chapter and London regional Council of CURC,The Centre for Police Accountability, International Festival of Poetry of Resistance (IFPOR), Low Income Families Together (LIFT), and more!

ENDORSE: If your organization or union would like to endorse and
participate in the January 26th Anti-Poverty contingent, please email
us at: OR call: 416-925-6939

#SaveCSUMB #RaisetheRates

FROM Saturday January 26- Banner-drop off abandoned property in the Toronto Downtown East, along the route to Allan Gardens and the march to the Liberal leadership convention