Call to Action Regarding Calgary Municipal Budget

CALGARY, AB - Poverty Talks!, along with several individuals and organizations that are part of the growing Coalition "Keep Calgary Strong" will be attending debate and votes at Calgary City Council on the 22nd of July, 2019. Please come join us to show solidarity for those who rely on public services.

The city is seeking to make $60 Million in budget cuts to address arising financial challenges. Keep Calgary Strong supports the principle set out by Council themselves: that any cuts that must happen must do the least harm to the cities most vulnerable and poor. This includes continuing to invest in the cities Mental Health strategy as well as continuing the current Sliding Scale program for Calgary Transit passes, which ensures that the amount you pay for your monthly pass is based on your income. Poverty Talks! joins Keep Calgary Strong in this belief.

If you wish to join us in solidarity, we will be meeting at City Hall at 9.15 on Tuesday, July 22nd, and Keep Calgary Strong will be handing out buttons for attendees to wear in council. There will not be any opportunity for public input at this council meeting, but rather this is intended to be a respectful display of solidarity with Calgary's most vulnerable.

If you are unable to attend, you can still show your support by signing the petition at https://www.keepcalgarystrong.ca/petition. There are petitions are for each Councilor. If you are unsure who your Councilor is, you can find out by entering your address here.

We looking forward to meeting you!

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