Highway to Help raises over $26,000.00

July 29, 2011


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Highway to Help
Highway to Help raises over $26,000.00
dated July 29, 2011

London, Ontario
July 29, 2011
      

London, Ontario
July 29, 2011


Patty Marshall
CAW Local 27 Co-Chair Women's Committee

       "Our Highway to Help motorcycle trip raised $26,844.94 and all that money is going to OAITH that is the "Ontario Association of Interval and Transitional Houses". We had a blast, we had an absolute blast, the reception we got from the locals and the work places was phenomenal. We all came out of there absolutely in awe of what we saw in the last five days. People were inspirational. The blogging that we did, we couldn't wait to read the comments from the people. It was just amazing, the whole thing."


Julie White
CAW Director Women's Programs

       "The message that they took across the province of Ontario was equally important. Where they were highlighting the "Step it Up" campaign which is a campaign leading up to the next election calling on politicians to really put some concrete things in place to assist women to leave violent relationships. Violence against women doesn't stop and start at our work places. Our women move into the communities, they live in those communities and it is important that we fight for legislative change to assist women leaving violent relationships."


Dani Bartlett
CAW Local 27 Co-Chair Women's Committee

       "I think it is important that we talk about violence against women and we get our brothers and sisters to talk about it and people that maybe haven't lived it or don't understand it, to give them a chance to make a difference. I think the main thing is we get the word out. How many women in the last two months have been talking about violence against women and talking about OAITH and talking about what the government needs to do to make changes."


Kim Walker
CAW Local 27 Women's Committee

       "The Brothers and Sisters of the CAW are extremely generous and it was overwhelming the support that we got from them. We have a very large voice across Ontario and I think the more we speak out the more they have to listen to us. When we have a platform as big as this then they have to start looking at that, politicians have to start looking at that."


Eileen Morrow
OAITH Coordinator

       "I am very proud of the women of the CAW who have taken the time out of their holidays to do this ride and I am also really proud of the women's committee of Local 27 of the CAW and all of the CAW workers and Locals who supported their work and our campaign. I am just so happy for their generosity and for them thinking about violence against women as an issue that concerns them. It is basically an example they are setting for everyone in the community that they have something to say about this issue and that they encourage others to do that as well so I am very, very happy today."


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