- 26 March 2014 26 March 2014
SAVE PUBLIC MEDICARE!
If we can reach our target of 50,000 votes it will really make a difference!
Ontario Health Coalition Urgent Alert
Super Saturday Ontario-Wide Blitz
Saturday March 29 12 o'clock noon – 2 p.m.
Imagine how hard it will be for the Ontario government, heading into an election, to steamroll through an unpopular plan of cutting local hospital services and contracting them out to private clinics if fifty thousand Ontarians have joined in a voluntary referendum to vote against this plan. We can protect our local public hospitals if we all pull together.
Across Ontario, hundreds of volunteers will be going out in their local neighbourhoods and communities this Saturday to participate in a massive canvas blitz as part of a province-wide campaign and referendum to stop cuts to our local public hospitals and the contracting-out of services to private clinics. We will be leafleting in malls and farmers' markets, going door-to-door, and collecting as many votes as possible for our referendum. It will be a fun and meaningful couple of hours and it will make a big difference if you can help.
If you live near one of the following "target towns" listed below, please go to the campaign office in that town and join in the blitz from noon - 2 p.m. on Saturday.
At the campaign office, they will give you all the information and support you need to help out. Please phone the campaign office to let them know you are coming.
If you do not live near those towns, this is what you should do:
You can help by distributing the tabloid-style leaflets in your neighbourhood door-to-door, or to seniors' centres, legions, community agencies and the like. Because time is short, we will be happy to courier tabloids and postcards to you, but please let us know by *today* or tomorrow morning if possible. You could also find a location (like a local convenience store, drug store, legion or busy café) to host a ballot box/voting location in your area over next week leading up to and including the April 5 cross-province referendum day.
If you are collecting votes and can't get them to us by Thursday April 3, please let us know so that we can make an arrangement to get the vote count by Sunday April 6. We will be holding press conference to release the results on Monday April 7.
TABLOID AND POSTCARD ORDER FORM
We have developed two main materials for the Ontario-wide door-to-door campaign and vote to stop the dismantling of our local public hospitals and the contracting-out of their services to private clinics. Essentially, we are holding a referendum and doing a door-to-door campaign across Ontario.
157 Street, Peterborough ON
Office Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
315 Lancaster St. W. Unit #3, Kitchener ON
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
620 Richmond St. Unit F, London ON
754 LaSalle Blvd. Montrose Mall, Sudbury ON
80 Chatham St. East, Windsor ON
Office Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
If you are coming from the surrounding area for one of the 5 target towns you can contact the following people to coordinate car-pooling:
Going to Peterborough:
- Durham:contact Charlie Courneyea, 416-557-5935
- Northumberland Hills: Contact Peggy Smith, 905-376-8075
- Lindsay: Contact James Mulhern, 705-324-7841
Going to Kitchener-Waterloo:
- Stratford: Contact Roxie Baker, 519-271-9243
- Guelph: Contact Magee McGuire, 519-767-0084
- Niagara/Hamilton Contact Sue Hotte 905-932-1646
- Grey Bruce Contact Len Hope, 519-389-4490
Going to London:
- St. Marys: Contact Gayle Beattie 519-301-8854
- Strathroy: Contact Sandra Edmondson, 519-245-0696
Going to Windsor:
- Chatham-Kent: Contact Shirley Roebuck, 519-677-4460
You can also help by getting involved in:
- Ottawa: Contact Marlene Rivier, 613-222-8392 or Al Dupuis, 613-808-7710
- Perth and Smiths Falls: Contact John Jackson, 613-285-4048
- Thunder Bay: Contact Jules Tupker 807-577-5946
- Let us know if you will help to coordinate activities in your area.
We already have over 10,000 votes in and are well on our way to our target of 50,000 across the province. The government will have to listen if tens of thousands come out and vote. The government must put a stop to cutting our local public hospital services and contracting them out to private health clinics.
Thank you so much!