Rally to save out of the cold a success

27 Oct

Today concerned citizens in Kitchener gathered to take a stand in defense of the out of the cold program and the right to decent housing fit for human beings. As the event started various people involved in municipal politics came over engaged us in discussion on these issues. After that people spoke about there experience with poverty and the need to keep up the pressure. The issue of only being political during elections was discussed as well as the need to create our own alternative.

After speeches people began marching and as we marched some people we passed showed support for the march. The march ended at the local polling booth with speeches and fireworks stressing that voting was not enough and the need to oppose the austerity agenda by all means available to us. A public meeting Tuesday at 7 at the Queen Street Commons was also announced so that the work to build the alternative and prevent homeless deaths this winter can be continued.

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