Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Right2Know campaign kicks off the Week of Action: 19 - 27 October

Dear SASFED Friend,

We recived the following info from the Right2Know campign.

Since the campaign's launch on 31 August 2010, the campaign havs been growing and consolidating. They now apperantly have over 370 organisations and 10200 individuals endorsing the campaign statement!

They have established working groups in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg and now face the challenge of translating the great support and commitment into action. To this end, they have called a nationwide ‘Week of Action’ from today until the 27 October.

The Week of Action kicked off yesterday with a bang with protests at the City Hall and SABC in Durban and Provincial Legislature in Pietermaritzburg. Over 1000 people marched in Johannesburg to Constitution Hill to defend our constitutional right to access information and to send a clear message to government: Stop the Secrecy Bill! The Week of Action will end with a march to Parliament on Wednesday 27 October.
Please find attached the Right2Know Call to Action and details of some other events planned for the Week of Action. We urge you to take action and mobilize your constituencies by participating in the planned events, and planning meetings, pickets and protests within your communities/organization to educate and mobilize against the Protection of Information Bill.

After the Week of Action they will be facilitating a national dialogue to develop consensus on campaign strategy and structure. This dialogue will include a series of provincial workshops culminating in a national campaign summit in January 2011. The Right2Know campign would welcome your active participation in this important process.

Let the truth be told! Stop the Secrecy Bill!

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