URGENT – We need your support for a letter-writing campaign to encourage the development of SAID

RE-POSTED October 7th, 2011
Originally posted Sept 20th, 2011

Letter to Premier can be found HERE, please read below before submitting it

Dear member,

The Saskatchewan Disability Income Support Coalition (DISC) and its 38 member organizations need your assistance in our advocacy efforts to improve the Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID) program.

As you are aware, DISC has been working with the government to expand the reach of the SAID program by enrolling a greater number of eligible recipients into the program, and committing to increase benefit rates for everyone who will be enrolled in the program. Each passing day is a struggle and deprivation for with disabilities in Saskatchewan who want to be enrolled in SAID.

We increased our advocacy efforts earlier this year by hosting a media conference which documented the struggles for people with disabilities and how more assistance is required. We have also appeared on several radio and television shows to discuss the situation, and have been interviewed by various members of the media. We have written letters to the editor which have appeared in several Saskatchewan newspapers. We have also purchased radio advertisements which inform more people about the need for additional funding.

With an election looming, now is another opportunity strengthen our message. We are asking you to submit the attached form letter to the Premier of Saskatchewan and encourage him to support an enhanced SAID program. We will be using a variety of media relations and advertisements to support our message. We would also like to track the number of letters that are sent to the Premier. Can you please cc your letters either to your agency (for you to forward to Judy Hannah) or directly to:

  • Judy Hannah, Chair – DISC
    c/o Saskatchewan Association for Community Living,
    3031 Louise St, Saskatoon, SK S7J 3L1oremail judy.hannah@sacl.org

We will continue to keep you up to date on our advocacy efforts and encourage you to have your friends and family send letters of their own. By working together, we can make a difference.

Thanks for you assistance. If you have any questions about our campaign, please contact….

Judy Hannah
306-955-3344 ext 112

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