On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the Nova Scotia Action Coalition for Community Well-Being (NSACCW) launched its new campaign called Poverty is a Political Choice. The campaign calls on professionals to stand united in order to eradicate poverty by demanding that government implement all of the policy recommendations from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Child and Family Report Card. The campaign which features digital billboards across Nova Scotia and a campaign webpage aims to raise the public discourse on the impacts of poverty on the delivery of core Nova Scotia services.
The campaign launch featured a panel discussion where doctors, lawyers, teachers, nurses, and social workers stood together and called for a collective response to end poverty in order to reduce the stress on all of Nova Scotia’s social and health systems and to enhance the quality of life for all.
We need your help! We must act collectively in order to make different political choices that focus on the well-being of all Nova Scotians.
Call to Action
Please share this message and invite all Nova Scotians to join the campaign! Visit povertyisapoliticalchoice.ca and:
- If you belong to a profession (e.g. teachers, healthcare providers, social services, legal providers) please
- share a story and photo about how poverty impacts your clients and services, and
- write to your professional association and tell them that fighting to eradicate poverty must be a part of their advocacy efforts (sample letter templates provided).
- Write to your MLA and tell them to implement all 17 recommendations from the CCPA_NS report on Child and Family Poverty.
- Share the campaign’s social media content.
Together we can create a better Nova Scotia!
“We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.”― Howard Zinn