Events

Rally: 12 Basic Needs of Christmas

Rally at the Legislature for Basic Needs

Friday, January 6, 2017 at 12:15 PM - 1 PM

 

 


On the first day of Christmas, the Province gave to me... Toothpaste, toilet paper, bus tickets, warm winter socks? - These are things most Manitobans take for granted. But for Manitobans living on EIA, even these basic needs are out of reach. The Basic Needs budget for a single adult on General Assistance covers only about half the cost of these basic necessities, for a person with a disability it only covers 2/3rds. We are asking people to come to the Legislature to demand the provincial government raise EIA to bring all Manitobans up to 75% of the poverty line in 2017 and to develop a plan to lift everyone out of poverty. Show your support by coming out for the 12 Basic Needs of Christmas rally. Bring one of these items below that we will distribute afterwards to families in need. 

List of items to bring:
Toothbrush
Toilet Paper
Socks
Bus Tickets
Shampoo
Soap
(Other items to be added)

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