GOOD JOBS FOR ALL
MALVERN COMMUNITY COALITION
MALVERN ACTION FOR NEIGHBOURHOOD CHANGE
For immediate release: Thursday Sep 9, 2010
Jessica Bell, Good Jobs for All
416 937 0076, firstname.lastname@example.org
MALVERN VOTERS CALLED TO PROTECT PUBLIC SERVICES
Community groups are hosting a community meeting to encourage local residents to protect public services in the lead up to Toronto’s municipal elections. The civic engagement event will take place on Saturday September 11 from 9.45am to 12.00pm at 11 Sewells Road, Scarborough.
“From public transit to hospitals, schools to electricity – good public services help lift families out of poverty and ensure a decent quality of life for all,” says event organizer Andria Babbington from Good Jobs for All Coalition. “We must stand up and vote for mayoral candidates that believe in public services for all – not anti-spending, anti-everything nonsense.”
Saturday’s community meeting is one of a series of events being organized by the Good jobs for All Coalition as part of its Public Services for All campaign. The campaign aims to engage Torontonians in the municipal election and protect public services.
Saturday’s non-partisan event is free and open to the public. During the community meeting, residents and public sector workers will share personal stories describing their experience with public services, both as a place of employment and as a user of the service. Participants will also discuss ways to protect and improve public services.
“We need to build up our community, not tear it down,” says Venesse Lewis, Director of the Malvern Community Coalition. “Malvern residents need to know how important it is to vote and get politically active. If we don’t fight for the services we need to survive and thrive we risk losing them.”
The community meeting is part of the 6th annual Malvern in Motion community festival. Running throughout Saturday from 10am to 5pm at the same location, the festival includes giveaways, food, yoga, games for kids, and more.
Information tables staffed by City of Toronto service and program workers, local social service agencies, community groups, and unions will also be present.
For more information about the event go to: www.goodjobsforall.ca