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Final Broken Promise Campaign Update

Jun 28, 2018

Supports hold ribbons of post cards on steps of Legislative Building

With the Broken Promise campaign winding down, we’re pleased to provide one last update.

First and foremost, we want to thank you for your support. Cobbled together quickly and launched on May 29th, the campaign has been a great success.

  • The campaign’s five videos featuring statements by diverse community members were viewed more than 12,000 times.
  • Over 1,100 of the campaign post cards were delivered to Minister Fielding today and more of the cards are still coming in. We included a picture taken at the Legislative Building today as part of the delivery.
  • Support for the campaign was provided online by 78 organizations and over 570 individuals, collectively representing more than one in every ten Manitobans (Word / PDF).
  • There was strong attendance from and informed and critical participation by our diverse disability communities at the one and only public consultation event on the landmark Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) held at a Winnipeg Hotel by Ms. Harvey Pruden on June 20th.
  • Major concerns over the slow, weak and incomplete implementation of the AMA were raised by opposition members in the Legislative Assembly five times over the last month.
  • BFM has sent Minister Scott Fielding a detailed letter (Word / PDF) laying out a road map for specific and immediate actions required to get the implementation of the AMA back on track. The letter requests a formal response from the Minister at the earliest possible date.

That was a lot to get done in just over four weeks and there’s plenty of less public developments that we have not even highlighted.

The success to date of the Broken Promise campaign was only made possible by your support - THANK YOU!

While we have some initial and positive signs of the campaign’s impact, it’s still too early for confident assessment. What is clear is that much of the lasting impact will depend on ongoing vigilance and effective advocacy. We look forward to working with you on that through to the end of BFM’s operations scheduled for December 2018.

Thank you again for your interest, encouragement and support. Because of our work together the disability voice in Manitoba has never been stronger.

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