Month of Action for Mining Justice
Government officials have told us that they plan to create an ombudsperson for the extractive sector - yet they have not announced it officially and it was not in the federal budget. We need to hold them to their word! Join Amnesty International and the Canadian Network for Corporate Accountability for a Month of Action for Mining Justice in May - and get started today! Let's create a groundswell of support that decision-makers won't be able to ignore.
Take Action Now
1. Join our Webinar
To help you prepare for the Month of Action in May, we are offering a webinar on April 18th at 8:00 pm EST. The webinar will provide training on how to organize a public action. Join the webinar by phone at 1 (888) 858-6021 or online >>> here
2. Join our Thunderclap
Sign up now for our Thunderclap using your Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr accounts.
Thunderclap will coordinate all our social media posts to send a strong, unified message of support to International Trade Minister Champagne prior to the CNCA's meeting with him on May 3rd.
3. Send a Letter
Don't use social media? No problem! Write a letter to your MP urging them to express their support for an ombudsperson to Minister Champagne. Send it now so that Minister Champagne hears the support before he meets with the CNCA on May 3rd.
4. Book a Meeting with Your MP
In preparation for the Month of Action, call your MP's office now to book a meeting for the last week of May!
Take Action in May
This May, join thirty organizations including Amnesty International in taking Action for Mining Justice.
Join us for a webinar on May 4th to hear about CNCA's meeting with Minister Champagne and to get prepared for our Month of Action.
Write a letter or send a tweet to Minister Champagne.
Stay tuned for sample text and a sample tweet!
1. Participate in a public action.
Toronto - contact Sakura Saunders
Ottawa - contact Ailish Morgan-Welden
Montreal - contact Elana Wright
Vancouver - contact Don Wright
Don't see your city listed, but want to help organize a public action? Contact Fiona Koza
2. Host a public screening of the documentary Daughter of the Lake.
Contact Don Wright for more information.
3. Submit a letter to the editor at your local newspaper explaining why you are concerned about mining justice.
Stay tuned for tips for writing a letter to the editor.
MPs are in their home towns this week! To wrap up the May Month of Action for Mining Justice, meet you MP at their constituency office or give them a phone call.