An important update from the #Act4QueerSafety campaign, and some information on next steps.
First and foremost, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. By signing our petition and supporting the campaign, you are helping to convince the federal government to act for queer safety before hate gets worse. As recent hateful incidents in Waterloo and Ottawa show, the time for action is now. Your voice, your signature and your support mean the world.
Since we launched in May, more than 3100 people have signed the #Act4QueerSafety petition. Several hundred people have signed up to volunteer with the campaign or to donate. Over 120 organizations from across Canada signed on as partners. Through the news and social media our message has reached hundreds of thousands of Canadians.
In early June, we saw some action by the federal government. Following advocacy by Fierte Canada Pride and partners, including Momentum, the government announced $1.5 million to help keep Pride festivals safe this summer. This is a well-received commitment, but more is needed.
Help us get the government's attention - complete our survey or share a video!
We are collecting stories and statements from our supporters to help show the government why urgent action on anti-2SLGBTQIA+ hate is required.
You can complete our short survey on rising hate or you can record a short (1-minute) video telling us why you would like the federal government to #Act4QueerSafety and share it on social media. Be sure to tag Momentum Canada on Twitter or Instagram
Please take a moment to #Act4QueerSafety today. Thank you for your support, we wish you a joyous pride season, and we'll be back in touch soon!
Fae Johnstone, President