Urgent: Tell Senate to Support Bill C262

We need your help today.

Tomorrow, the Senate is set to vote on whether to send Bill C-262, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, to committee for review.

To ensure that the bill passes, we need your help ensuring that all Senators are present and voting in support of the Bill.

Our partners at KAIROS have set up this email action.

Step One: Visit KAIROS' action page

Step Two: Please put in the following text (feel free to personalize):

Dear Senators,

I’m writing today in the name of reconciliation and Indigenous rights recognition in Canada.

I am sure you have been following the progress of C-262: An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

This Thursday, the Senate will vote to send the Bill to committee, nearly a year after it entered the Senate.

We need your help to ensure respect for Indigenous rights and to advance reconciliation in Canada, as called for by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

I’m urging you to do whatever possible this Thursday to be present in the Senate and vote ‘Yes’ to advance this important Bill to be studied by the standing committee.

I look forward to watching the crucial vote Thursday evening.

Respectfully yours,

 

Step Three: Replace the subject with: Please support UN Declaration

Step Four: Fill in your contact details and name at the bottom and hit send.

We remain hopeful that when Senators understand that Canadians are united in demanding the recognition of Indigenous rights and the advancement of reconciliation, they will listen.