Eglinton-Lawrence Action Plan
1. Stop Christin Carmichael Greb
In Eglinton—Lawrence, our work is focused on what the local progressive campaign can’t do - we are making sure residents know that on October 22, they should not vote for Christin Carmichael Greb. We are delivering thousands of flyers in swing polls that tell voters why Carmichael Greb should not be re-elected.
“...trying to make everything work doesn’t always work so I felt it would be better for someone who had the time to do that job.” That’s how Carmichael Greb explained to the Toronto Star  her decision to voluntarily resign from two key boards she sat on as part of her job as a Toronto City Councillor: the Toronto Board of Health and the Toronto Public Library Board.
Unfortunately, when Carmichael Greb does show up she often votes against making Toronto a better city.
Christin Carmichael Greb has voted to:
Let crowding on the Yonge subway get even worse by voting against a policy to have the Relief Line open before an extension of the Yonge subway to Richmond Hill 
Delay desperately needed road safety plans 
Let bad landlords off the hook by voting against landlord licensing 
Oppose needed support for the student nutrition  program that ensures kids in need don’t go hungry at school
We need to raise $2,000 for our third party campaign to print flyers and make calls in Eglinton—Lawrence. Can you chip in $15? progresstoronto.ca/campaign2018
2. Dyanoosh Youssefi
Progress Toronto is encouraging Eglinton—Lawrence residents to vote for Dyanoosh Youssefi. In 2014, Dyanoosh ran for city council and came very close to winning in Eglinton—Lawrence against Christin Carmichael Greb. This summer, Dyanoosh took on Doug Ford in court, joining the legal challenge to Bill 5. Dyanoosh is committed to expanding city services to meet the needs of her growing ward, building affordable housing, green spaces, and safe streets. Through Progress Toronto’s work to stop Ford’s cuts to city council, we built a strong list of progressive voters in Eglinton—Lawrence that we will be getting out to vote for Dyanoosh.
Dyanoosh needs your support!
Because of Ford, Dyanoosh’s team has to cover twice the ground in half the time. Please sign up to volunteer and donate directly to her campaign. Click the buttons below to help out!
Make sure Progress Toronto can help candidates win on October 22. Sign up to volunteer directly with us here: progresstoronto.ca/volunteer. Donate to support our election campaign here: progresstoronto.ca/campaign2018.
About Dyanoosh from her website: Dynanoosh is a proud Jewish-Iranian-Canadian. She and her family escaped Iran and came to Canada in 1983, when she was 12. She was a lawyer, a legal studies professor, a writer, a social justice advocate, and a life-long volunteer. Since a young age, she volunteered with many groups in the city: seniors, youth in custody, the homeless, people with mental health challenges, immigrants, and so on.
She is running because she believes that she must build a more inclusive, vibrant, equitable and sustainable city, and that we must do that through a long-term vision. She wants to make sure that as our city grows and add more condos, we don't lose sight of building community: we must simultaneously add the services that people need, particularly those for seniors and children, add green spaces and community centres, and most importantly, add rentals that are affordable to people of all backgrounds and income levels. She believes that mixed income neighbourhoods make for more vibrant cities and are also simply the right thing to do.
She also wants to ensure that we build the infrastructure that we have neglected for far too long: transit, bike lanes, and improved sewage systems. These should be done simultaneously or ahead of building new developments. If we address the growing inequality in our city, and if we invest in our city's infrastructure, we will all lead healthier, more meaningful lives.
You can find out more about Dyanoosh at https://dyanooshyoussefi.ca/
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