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(en) Canada, Toronto, OCAP Has Been Fighting Back for 15 Years Please Support our Struggle for the Poor and Homeless

From OCAP <ocap@tao.ca>
Date Wed, 23 Feb 2005 12:53:23 +0200 (IST)


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Mark Your Calendar for OCAP's 15 Anniversary Party and also, Become a Regular Sustainer
For fifteen years, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) has been
mobilizing the poor and homeless to fight back. We have won a great
number of victories in that time but the overall attack on poor
communities has not been stopped. It is only continuing under new management.
In the last months, we have worked with others to confront the McGuinty
Government with a campaign to raise social assistance rates by 40%. We
have occupied a City-owned property in Toronto that could and should be
housing but that is being sold, instead, to a condo developer. We are now
taking up the fight against a new municipal bylaw that would ban the
homeless from sleeping at City Hall and set in motion a wave of social
cleansing in Toronto. At the same time, of course, we are defending
individuals and families each and every day when they are denied
assistance, threatened with eviction, face abusive employers or have the
threat of deportation hanging over their heads.

OCAP operates its office, pays two organizers and plans its meetings and
actions on about $5,000 a month. At the moment, we are only receiving
about $2,000 a month in regular funding and we urgently need to change
this. If more people who respond to our periodic crisis appeals would
make, small ongoing contributions, it would help us enormously.

In order to become a sustaining funder of OCAP, all you need to do is send
us a voided cheque along with a letter telling us how much you would like
to give us each month. We will then be able to arrange for an automatic
transfer of funds from your account into ours. Any amount helps!

Please send your support to OCAP at 10 Britain Street, Toronto, ON, M5A 1R6

Also, take note that our 15th Anniversary Party has been set for the
evening of Saturday June 18th, 2005 in Toronto at the Tranzac Club at
Brunswick and Bloor. DJs, art, speeches, and more. If you live outside
the city, stay tuned for billeting arrangements and such like. And to all
who are interested, mark your calendars!

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Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
10 Britain St. Toronto, ON M5A 1R6
416-925-6939 ocap@tao.ca www.ocap.ca
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* [Ed. Note: OCAP is antiauthoritarian anticapitalist
direct action social struggle initiative.]


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