TOMORROW - CAW Holds Massive Lobby Day on Parliament Hill
March 2, 2011, 12:25 PM EST
The CAW is holding a massive lobby day on Parliament Hill tomorrow, Thursday March 3 as a finale to the three-day Union in Politics Committees (UPCs) conference in Ottawa that started March 1.
The union has organized 100 lobby appointments with Conservative, Liberal and NDP MPs where local leadership and activists from across the country will press elected officials on strengthening Medicare, including introducing a national pharmacare program, doubling the Canada Pension Plan and developing a 'good jobs strategy' to end the downward pressure on employment conditions.
The UPC special session is taking place at the Chateau Laurier and has included speeches and presentations by CAW President Ken Lewenza, Canadian Doctors for Medicare Chair Dr. Danielle Martin, Canadian Labour Congress Secretary-Treasurer Hassan Yussuff and CAW Economist Jim Stanford.
Participants will also take part in skills building workshops on social media, street theatre, effective lobbying, canvassing and writing letters to the editor and politicians on Wednesday.
The lobby sessions will start at 8 a.m. and end at approximately 5 p.m. where CAW members will lobby their local federal representative.