Two weeks ago,
Last week, Premier McGuinty listened to the hundreds of groups and individuals who together, including nurses, had called for bold leadership to reduce poverty in this province.
On Friday, the government announced a badly-needed increase to the Ontario Child Benefit and funds to match federal infrastructure dollars to repair existing social housing. While there is still much that we hope to see in this week’s budget, including a $100 Healthy Food Supplement and help for low-income renters, this announcement will help many families hit hardest by the current recession.
There’s an important lesson in this welcome announcement. Your voice matters. Action alerts, where nurse leaders, nurses and students speak out for health, do make a difference!
In recent weeks, over 6,000
So we ask you one more time. Please take a minute
ONE MORE TIME
1. WRITE TO PREMIER McGUINTY, with copies to Finance Minister Dwight Duncan and Health and Long-Term Care Minister David Caplan. You can send our sample letter below as is, or modify it as you wish. Add your insights about how the shortage of nurses may be affecting your community and why it is so important to include additional nurses in Thursday’s budget. Note that when you use the template below, copies automatically are sent to Ministers Duncan and Caplan.
2. EVEN IF YOU ALREADY WROTE TO THE PREMIER, YOU CAN WRITE AGAIN! Remember, every message makes a difference. Together we will ensure they listen.
3. PLEASE FORWARD THIS ACTION ALERT TO YOUR COLLEAGUES, FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND ASK THEM TO WRITE AS WELL!