Filling out your census form if you can’t afford Internet and with the libraries closed is very difficult. Journalist Kendall Worth did some great advocating and has some good news.
On Wednesday. October 28th, ACORN will be holding actions in nine cities across the country calling out the Federal Government’s affordable internet program. ACORN will be highlighting that low participation rates in the much publicized Connecting Families Program means very few low-income families actually are benefiting from the program. Further, ACORN will be showing that during a global pandemic its campaign for that and $10 Internet for low-income families is increasingly needed.
COVID-19 PHONE-IN ACTION FOR AFFORDABLE INTERNET, TUESDAY, APRIL 21.
In Halifax, ACORN is calling on EastLink, Bell and Rogers to stop Internet cut-offs and agree to provide Internet at no cost to people in need during COVID-19.
Bell’s affordable internet program is only for families who receive the child tax credit. This is not enough to bridge the digital divide! This Wednesday July 10th, ACORN members and allies will participate in a rally to urge Bell to bridge the digital divide by offering all low-income individuals $10/month internet.