I maintain a list of actions, lists of lists and other media round up sites at the bottom of Census Watch and thought I would elevate them. There are but a few weeks before the house sits (Sept. 20) and I thought you all might like to do a few things in preparation. The local action is critical.
1. Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD): Long Form Census Toolkit
- Grass roots local action is key, especially in Tory ridings. Very helpful information, templates, letters, and tips on talking to your MP.
2.Community Groups: Save our Census
- Resources, tool kits, action letters, bumper stickers and more
3. Petition: Keep the Canadian Census Long Form Petition
- Over 15 000 signatures so far! Go sign it.
- Information on taking action in New Brunswick, and talking points on why the census is important for women
5. Caledon Institute of Social Policy: Stand up for good government, MPs*
- Reflections on governing when letter writing and voting
6. Community Dispatch: Changes To 2011 Census Threaten Community Data
- Census issue explained bu community Development Halton and action items.
- facebook group, local coffee meetings to plan for local action
8. Vote on the Digital Strategy Submission: Reinstate the Census Long Form
- Well we know what happened here! Just a reminder about a consultation gone bad!
9. Letter Writing: Canadian Institute of Planners
- Well, letter writing. This was the first group to hit the ground on this issue along with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
10. Facebook Page: Keep the Canadian Census Long Form
- Join the group