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PSA: ACORN Launching ‘The ACORN People’s Platform’ ahead of Legislative Session with a Forum and Rally

ACORN and allied groups are rallying Tuesday ahead of the legislative session to present a set of demands by and for low- and moderate-income Nova Scotians. 

For Immediate Release, March 5th, 2021. 

For more details and to speak with spokespeople contact ACORN organizer Sydnee Blum at 

(Halifax, NS) In light of Stephen McNeil stepping down and an imminent provincial election, ACORN is gathering community stakeholders and members from across Nova Scotia on Saturday to discuss what the People want to see from our new government. 

We will be presenting our provincial platform – demands created by and for low- and moderate-income Nova Scotians – and giving it to MLAs and party leaders on Tuesday before the legislature sitting to demand they implement our policies. 

WHAT: The ACORN People’s Platform: Rally 

WHEN: Tuesday, March 9th at 9:30am 

WHERE: 1726 Hollis St. – Nova Scotia Legislature 

Halifax-Mainland Chair Lina Hamid explains: “The new Liberal government and upcoming election is a chance to depart from the years of austerity politics we saw under Stephen McNeil.

The pandemic has exacerbated issues that have been brewing in Nova Scotia for years, and the time is now to enact long-overdue policies to benefit low- and moderate-income people of all statuses. Our platform includes demands around housing including permanent rent control, inclusionary zoning, and residential tenancies reform – but we are also introducing demands around fair banking, minimum wage and labour, and raising the rates of income assistance and disability.” 

The ACORN People’s Platform will be available to view publicly on Monday and physical copies will be available at Tuesday’s rally – community groups that wish to sign on to the platform are encouraged to reach out to ACORN. 

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Nova Scotia ACORN is an independent organization of low- and moderate-income people and the largest tenants union in the province, fighting for affordable housing, a living wage, and better communities across Nova Scotia.