March 6 Activist Assembly: Building the fight for a workers-first agenda

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This is an open invitation to all OPSEU/SEFPO members to take part in the OFL’s virtual Activist Assembly on Sunday, March 6.

With the rise of the hateful convoy in recent weeks, there is an even greater urgency for the labour movement to mobilize towards a positive and hopeful vision of the better Ontario we need for working people and their families.

The OFL Activist Assembly will help build towards that vision. It is fully online and takes place on Sunday, March 6 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.

The Activist Assembly aims to:

  • Bring together labour and community activists from across Ontario to form local organizing bodies for the May 1 day of action (confirm time, location, main slogans, etc.);
  • Launch an eight-week mobilization towards the OFL’s May 1 Day of Action (share resources including all promotional materials), and
  • Launch the OFL’s Workers-First Pledge, the member-to-member mobilization tool.

We are currently planning demonstrations in 13 cities in seven regions of the province on May 1. The Assembly will finalize the details of each demonstration and launch an eight-week mobilization of labour, community, and the wider public towards May 1.

And what we do on May 1 – the numbers we mobilize, the issues we raise, the audiences we connect with – will determine the outcome of the June 2 election. Read more about our vision for the May 1 day of action.

We face an unprecedented opportunity to shape the future of Ontario for the better, not just in this election, but for years to come.

The next step to that vision is making the March 6 Activist Assembly an absolute success.

In solidarity,

Patty Coates
President, OFL

Ahmad Gaied
Secretary-Treasurer, OFL

Janice Folk-Dawson
Executive Vice-President, OFL