Grandmothers Advocacy Network is about Action
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is now signed (but not ratified), Parliament is back in session, and February is GRAN fundraising month. So, GRAN is not short of suggestions for actions this month!
- TPP Letter to the Editor: The Government is consulting with Canadians, making this the perfect time to ensure that MPs hear our serious concerns about the impact of patent protection provisions. CLICK HERE to download an easy-to-adapt letter template in English. For the template in French, CLICK HERE. For additional information on the TPP, CLICK THIS LINK.
- Visit your MP: If you have not done so, now is an excellent time to contact your MP to arrange a meeting (with other GRANs if possible). Introduce yourselves, GRAN and our issues—the first step to an ongoing relationship.
- February is the month when GRAN is passing the hat and inviting all supporters to donate to help defray our (frugal) operating expenses. All amounts are gratefully received! Please click the Donate button at the top of this page.
05, 02, 2016
The TPP agreement has been signed. What happens next? Should we shrug our shoulders and give up? Absolutely not. Ratification is down the road – possibly 2... Read more
28, 01, 2016
Preliminary findings from analyses of existing data:
The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and the World Bank are researching the economic consequences of child marriage,... Read more
15, 01, 2016
Despite all the political rhetoric about the economic benefits of trade agreements, there are compelling reasons to urge participating governments to step back and reassess the TPP. Click... Read more