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1.18.2010

toronto democracy rally: schedule for final week: volunteers needed

From Canadians against Proroguing Parliament (Toronto):

Less than one week remains before Canadians against Proroguing Parliament (Toronto) hosts its city-wide rally and march on Saturday, January 23 at 1:00pm at Yonge-Dundas Square in downtown Toronto. Check out the final outreach calendar. We could use your help every day this week, or whenever you have time to volunteer.

MONDAY, JANUARY 18

4pm to 6pm
Leafleting and donation collection
Yonge-Dundas Square

* Help us distribute leaflets about the rally to passers-by, and to collect donations.


TUESDAY, JANUARY 19

4pm to 6pm
Leafleting and donation collection
Yonge-Dundas Square

* Help us distribute leaflets about the rally to passers-by, and to collect donations.


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20

4pm to 6pm
Leafleting and donation collection
Yonge-Dundas Square

* Help us distribute leaflets about the rally to passers-by, and to collect donations.

6pm to 7pm
Poster run

Meet at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor Street West, Suite 207

* Help us put up posters around Toronto. All materials provided. Just bring yourself.

7pm to 9pm
Banner-painting and placard-assembly party
Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor Street West, Room TBA

* Free food and refreshments will be provided. Help us paint the lead banner and assemble 500 placards to be distributed at the rally and march. All painting materials provided. Media will likely be present.


THURSDAY, JANUARY 21

4pm to 6pm
Leafleting and donation collection
Yonge-Dundas Square

* Help us distribute leaflets about the rally to passers-by, and to collect donations.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 22

4pm to 6pm
Leafleting and donation collection
Yonge-Dundas Square

* Help us distribute leaflets about the rally to passers-by, and to collect donations.

6pm to 8pm
Last organizing meeting before rally
Sidney Smith Building, Room TBA, 100 St. George Street, University of Toronto

* Help us make all final preparations for the rally and march.


SATURDAY, JANUARY 23

11am
Volunteers transport materials to rally site
Meet at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor Street West, Suite 207

* Volunteers will load all rally materials - including banners, placards, megaphones, etc. - into a truck to be transported to the rally site. The same volunteers should help load all rally materials into the truck at the end of the rally.

12pm
Marshals' meeting at rally site
Yonge-Dundas Square
At the stage

* We still need marshals. If you can volunteer, please e-mail cpa@web.ca.

1pm
Rally and march
Yonge-Dundas Square
* NO to Prorogation! YES to Democracy!

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If you can't join us this week, there are still lots of other ways to help!

Download promotional materials.
Everything is available online - posters, leaflets, stickers, petitions, Facebook profile pics, etc.: http://groups.google.com/group/capp-outreach/files. Let us know where you can distribute them.

Provide free photocopying or printing.
Do you have access to a photocopier or heavy-duty printer? Can you do any free photocopying or printing (no amount is too small or too large)? Also let us know if your workplace, community group, local library, trade union or student union, place of worship, etc. can be a pick-up location for printed materials. If yes, e-mail noproroguetoronto@gmail.com to let us know your address and dates/times when materials may be picked up.

Put up posters/distribute leaflets on your own time.
All printed materials are available at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor Street West, Suite 207, 2nd floor, seven days a week from 8:00am to 10:00pm. Distribute materials on busy street corners, at TTC entrances/exits, and in large apartment buildings. Just let us know where you've distributed materials so we know what parts of Toronto have been covered. E-mail noproroguetoronto@gmail.com.

Donate funds.
Canadians against Proroguing Parliament (Toronto) is a grassroots, non-partisan movement of ordinary Canadians. We urgently need your financial support to build and organize an effective rally that engages the public and gets its message across to MPs.

Donate online at http://noprorogue.ca/toronto/. Look for the "Donate Now" box. Cheques and/or money orders should be made payable to "Shilo Davis" or "Justin Arjoon" (CAPP in memo area) and mailed to CAPP Toronto, 67 Griffiths Drive, Ajax ON L1T 3J8.

Promote the event online.
Feel free to forward this e-mail to family, friends, co-workers and/or anyone who cares about democracy in Canada. You can also join our Facebook group, where this movement got started: http://bit.ly/findusonfacebook. Or follow us on Twitter to get regular updates on your cell phone or online: http://twitter.com/NoProrogueTO.

Thank you in advance for whatever support you can offer. We look forward to seeing you on January 23, if not sooner!

For more information, e-mail noproroguetoronto@gmail.com.

The Toronto rally is organized by Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament (Toronto), a grassroots, non-partisan movement of ordinary Canadians that emerged in response to Harper's decision to prorogue Parliament. All are welcome to join us.

http://noprorogue.ca/ | noproroguetoronto@gmail.com | http://twitter.comrorogueTO/

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