Fridays For Future Toronto supports a #JustRecoveryForAll from COVID-19
A Just Recovery describes Canada’s transition from our current situation to a post-COVID world. A Just Recovery represents an opportunity for the Canadian government to put the environment and vulnerable communities first in rebuilding Canada’s economy.
Normal was a crisis. Normal was an impending climate catastrophe, a plague of economic inequality, and a lack of infrastructure to support vulnerable communities through public crises. In moving away from this event, the government must put forward policies and investments, in line with a Green New Deal, that phase out fossil fuels and prioritize renewable energy, healthcare, climate action, and the social safety net.
Fridays for Future Toronto endorses the justrecoveryforall.ca principles outlined below!
EMAIL YOUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
Contacting your Member of Parliament is one of the best ways to have your voice heard. Send the template below to your local MP!
Make sure to change some things about the email so it doesn't go straight to the trash. For example, change around the structure of the text and make sure to have a creative subject line. You can also personalize your email to have a greater impact!
Dear Mr./Ms./Mrs. [name],
My name is [blank] and I am a constituent of your riding. I am a community member who is concerned about climate change, the well-being of Canadians, and the future of our economy.
Despite the hardship COVID-19 has brought, I believe that we can come out of this crisis stronger and more resilient than ever before. I urge you to use your platform and power to invest in Canadians, not fossil fuel companies or prosperous corporations, to mitigate the long-term effects of this crisis and guarantee that it never happens again. To effectively do so, you must endorse the 6 principles of a green and just recovery:
Put people’s health and well being first
Strengthen the social safety net and provide relief directly to people
Prioritize the needs of workers and communities
Build resilience to prevent future crises
Build solidarity and equity across communities, generations, and borders
Uphold Indigenous Rights and work in partnership with Indigenous peoples
Time is quickly passing and your window to make this change is closing. You must act now to lift up marginalized communities, reallocate resources to areas in need, and ensure that Canada will surpass its climate commitments. The people of your riding and this country at-large are waiting for action.
Thank you for your time and consideration.