Light a Candle on April 8th To Support the Guaranteed Livable Income Movement
On Thursday, April 8, at 12:30pm, on the eve of the Liberal National Convention, the United Church of Canada will be inviting Canadians across the country to light a candle in support of a guaranteed livable income, often referred to as the guaranteed basic income. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the cracks in our socio-economic situation and presents a unique opportunity to make an important social policy change to ensure greater income security for all Canadians.
To bring visibility to this event, small vigils will be held on April 8 at 12:30 pm local time in a number of locations including the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Due to the pandemic these will be closed vigils limited to locally designated individuals, in line with provincial public health restrictions. Anyone in the Ottawa area who would like to join the Parliament Hill vigil, please contact Clarke Topp (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jane Dawson (email@example.com) by April 1, 2021.
You can also participate in the vigil in many other ways – lighting a candle and sharing it on the United Church of Canada Facebook page and other social media sites, writing letters to parliamentary leaders, or holding a vigil at your MP’s constituency office. More information. NB: For those interested in holding a vigil, please contact Lori Neale for tips and online March 18 info session details.
Across the country, support is growing for a Guaranteed Livable Income. Let’s come together on April 8 at 12:30 p.m. to unite our voices in support of this important social policy change.