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Month of Action for Mining Justice

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    Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 16:26

    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 (CNCA) 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. 

    >>> Learn more about the campaign 

    Take Action in May

    This May, join thirty organizations including Amnesty International in taking Action for Mining Justice. 

    Week One 

    Join us for a webinar on May 4th to hear about CNCA's meeting with Canada's Minister of International Trade, François-Philippe Champagne and to get prepared for our Month of Action. 

    >>> Register here 

    Week Two

    Write a letter or send a tweet to Minister Champagne. 

    >>> Use our sample letter or draft your own

    >>> Use our sample tweets or draft your own 

    Week Three 

    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 

    Need ideas to launch a public action in your city? 

    >>> Watch a public action webinar by CNCA member organization MISN 

    >>> Download the powerpoint slides 

    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. 

    Get tips for writing a letter to the editor from the Canadian Network for Corporate Accountability here

    Week Four 

    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.