January 2013 Report

  RODC January Report to Supporters

January 25, 2013

A new year brings hope for reclaiming our fragile democracy after the lifting of the Reform-Conservative Party’s rule, but it won’t be an easy lift, so we are working on strengthening our muscle by cooperating with and supporting other groups.  Please check our main web site for the latest information on our activities.  Click on the links to other pages and sites.

1. RODC has completed its final report “Action For Democracy” on the November Symposium. The report with notes on the speeches is available at our web site.

2. Common Causes Demonstration January 28
RODC has rented a van and will tour key spots in Oakville to attract attention and hand out leaflets starting at the GO station at 8:00.  The theme is “Get off the Omnibus” pointing to the omnibus bills that the government has passed without serious consultation.  These bills remove many of the environmental safeguards that we have had in the past.  There will be photos and links to this demonstration on our main web site

RODC encourages Supporters to organize a demonstration or join an Idle No more event in your community.

3.  Common Causes: On January 28th, Common Causes, a new assembly of social movements will be launching across the country and invites you to take action!
Check their web site.

4. Idle No More: Grassroots Founders and Organizers from across Canada, in Solidarity with Common Causes - a new initiative bringing together social justice, environmental, labour and other Activist Groups…
- UNITED we are planning IDLE NO MORE WORLD DAY OF ACTION on January 28th, 2013 #J28.
This day of action will peacefully protest attacks on Democracy, Indigenous Sovereignty, Human Rights and Environmental Protections when Canadian MPs return to the House of Commons on January 28th.

Check their web site

5. Letters to MPs and the Media: RODC is supporting Idle No More in their opposition to Bill C-45.  We have created two letters, one for your member of parliament and one for local media.  You can adapt the letter to suit your local situation.  We encourage you to mail or e-mail letters like these.

Check the Model Letters web site

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