Day of Action 2018

City: Whitehorse

Organisations: Blood Ties Four Directions Centre

 

A banner drop was held  outside of the legislature building in the morning from 7:45-9am while commuter traffic was arriving into the city. The banner said “Support Don’t Punish” and had the location of the later event on it. At 11:30  a table downtown Whitehorse was held where  information about the campaign was gave out and people were encouraged to sign a national petition for decriminalisation of personal possession and send a postcard to the local Member of Parliament. There was also a photo booth where people could pledge their support.

Social media was used to promote the day and published the photos from the photo booth after the event. A media release  was sent out the day before to all local media. CBC Radio, CKRW and the Whitehorse Star covered the day and  an op-ed  was published on the topic in the Yukon News earlier in the week.

A discussion group on Support Don’t Punish  was held with clients and the photo booth , postcards and petition were brought back to the office for clients to sign and pledge their support.

 

Media articles:

Activists want ‘war on drugs’ ended