NUPGE urges members to take a stand against poverty this October 17

On October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is urging its members to support the Dignity for All Campaign. 

Ottawa (17 Oct. 2012) - The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is encouraging members to support the Dignity for All Campaign for this years International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Dignity for All: the campaign for a poverty-free Canada encourages people to show their support for ending poverty in Canada by:

  • Contacting their MP: Share their concerns about poverty;
  • Spreading the word. Let your friends and networks know that you want to see an end to poverty in Canada;
  • Tweet this: We need federal leadership against poverty in Canada #cpc #lpc #ndp #gpc #bq @DignityforAllCA http://bit.ly/3LgnjQ; and
  • Educating yourself.

Members are also encouraged to check out Citizens for Public Justice’s October 17 release of its Poverty Trends Scorecard – Canada 2012, which measures Canada’s progress against poverty based on a variety of indicators, highlights areas of success, and identifies where further work is needed.

Those living in the Ottawa area, check out “Ending Poverty Together: Real Stories, Real Solutions” in person (7 pm, Parliament Hill location TBD.) 

Together, we can end poverty in Canada!

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NUPGE

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE