Stop The Welfare Cuts: March for Human Rights, Dignity, and Social Justice for People on Welfare

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Vancouver, Tuesday, May 25, 2010, gather at Main and Hastings
The latest Provincial Budget made major cuts to welfare including cuts to dietary allowance for people with chronic illness, dental care and the $75 ‘comfort allowance’ (in lieu of rent) for homeless people.   Changes also include legislation to deny welfare and disability to an undetermined number of people who have warrants for indictable offenses.  These changes make us poorer, place strain on already struggling families and communities, and further undermine our ability to participate as full and equal members of society.  People on welfare in BC are already living in extreme poverty because welfare rates are so low.Organized by VANDU (Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users) and supported by Carnegie Community Action Project, Raise the Rates, Organizing Centre for Social and Economic Justice.