Yesterday’s restoration of funding to libraries by the Saskatchewan Party was a major accomplishment for grassroots democracy in Saskatchewan. The people who organized the Save Saskatchewan Libraries campaign did a brilliant job of quickly responding to the cuts, building a Facebook group with over 7,000 members, collecting signatures on petitions, mobilizing people in 85 communities across the province to participate in the “Drop Everything and Read!” and ultimately forcing the government to return 100% of the funds cut from the library system. Victories like this don’t come along every day and it is reason to celebrate!Read more Share
Guest post from Nikko Snyder: I started working on this shortly after the Saskatchewan budget came down nearly a month ago, but by the time it was ready to share I felt the time for it had come and gone. HOWEVER, with the recent good news about the Sask Party’s record low approval ratings and Brad Wall’s wavering on his cuts to the SK library system, I think it’s clear that what we need now is yet another focused WAVE OF RESISTANCE. Brad Wall is starting to experience (for the first time since coming to power) the true power of Saskatchewan citizens, and he’s getting scared. Let’s see what happens if we redouble our efforts to let him know that his vision of Saskatchewan is simply not acceptable.
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