Yesterday, the #300ToLive campaign was in the news! Two disabled people in our organizing team, along with two others who have been independently campaigning to retain the increase, were interviewed. Read the article here.
“A lot of what I’m hearing from members in AUC and the Vancouver Queer Spoon Share is requests at the end of the month — ‘I’m struggling to make ends meet,’ and ‘Someone just lend me $10 so I can eat today.’ It’s heartbreaking.” - Vivian Ly
“That $5 for a box of freezer bags is something that usually breaks me. I have to put things back at the grocery store by the time we’re two weeks into the month. This time, the feeling was different. I didn’t have to panic over small things, several times a day. I’m raising a one-year-old and doing that in poverty is incredibly stressful. We need this extra $300 a month.” - Billie Rose
“We’re living in a real state of poverty right now and with this COVID, everything has gone up in price. (The supplement has) just helped out tremendously and we would like to keep it that way.” - Sonjia Grandahl
“We want to make it permanent because the rates have been suppressed for so long." - Brent Frain