We’ve been working with MobilizeTO to build a plan to get a climate emergency motion passed in Toronto (similar to the one in Vancouver). We have a plan, but we have no money, so we need people power — and that means you.
The first phase of the plan is to find one councillor willing to write and champion a climate emergency motion. The second phase is querying every councillor to find out if they support that motion and recording their responses. The third phase is getting out in the streets in the Wards of councillors who won’t commit to build support and get people to pressure them to act.
Right now, we’re on Phase One. I know a lot of people have already contacted their councillors, but so far, no councillor has stepped up and drafted a motion. So we need you to contact your councillor and keep contacting them until they give you an answer.
Find your councillor here: https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/council/members-of-council/.
- Going in person is best.
- Phone calls are second best.
- Emails are useful, but the easiest to ignore.
If you call we have talking points here. If you email, you can use the template below. But please personalize it with your own feelings about climate change and your voting history or intentions in the next municipal election.
Dear [COUNCILLOR’S NAME],