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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Stand against the Federal Budget Bill

LeadNow urges us to protest bill C-38

Today we’re writing because we want you to be part of a historic moment for our country. By going to a 13 heroes action, you will help send a powerful message direct to key Conservative MPs that Canadians expect Conservative MPs to represent their constituents and stop the Budget Bill.

We’ve created a powerful new way to bring your voice into the House of Commons, and support opposition to the Budget Bill. At each event we’ll take pictures of ourselves holding signs that call for our MPs to be heroes, signs that call for the Budget Bill to be stopped and split apart. Then we’ll post all of those photos onto a special web page for our MPs in Parliament - and they will see your photos stream in on their laptops and smartphones in the House of Commons as they test their endurance and try to stop and split the Bill through the night.
Stand against the Federal Budget Bill

When: Today at 5:30pm local time in most locations

Where: 80 Confirmed events all across Canada at Conservative MP offices and support locations.

Click here to find the rally closest to you.


If you can’t make it to an event in person, you can still join thousands of Canadians and send an urgent message to Conservative MPs that you want 13 of them to defend democracy by stopping the Budget Bill, splitting it, and starting over.

Click here to send your urgent message now: http://www.leadnow.ca/13heroes

And tonight, as the continuous voting begins, you can join us by taking a picture of yourself with a sign, even just a piece of paper, that says “Heroes Defend Democracy, Stop C-38”, and send it to photos@leadnow.ca. We’ll post it to the 13 Heroes Live website along with photos from the rallies all over Canada, and stream it into the House of Commons to support pro-democracy MPs in Parliament at: http://heroes.leadnow.ca/live/

We know many Conservative MPs have serious concerns about this anti-democratic bill. Imagine them sitting through hours of tedious voting, watching a wave of opposition to the bill pouring in from all across the country. And, the opposition MPs who are fighting the bill will get a huge boost to know that Canadians from coast to coast to coast are standing with them.

If you like, you can also spread the word by posting your support photo as your facebook profile picture, and adding a link to the petition, http://www.leadnow.ca/13heroes so your friends can add their voice. Support Democracy - Recommend this Post at Progressive Bloggers

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