Raise the Rate for Good holiday card campaign and Day of Action

The Raise the Rate for Good (RTRFG) campaign has launched a holiday card campaign calling on our political leaders to deliver a permanent and adequate increase to income support before Christmas, so people can cover the basics now and into the future.

The idea was developed by grassroots campaigners during a campaign development session and supporters have been posting holiday season cards to political leaders across the country.

Organisers are asking people to send a RTRFG holiday card to members of the Expenditure Review Committee. QCOSS Chief Executive Officer Aimee McVeigh (pictured) has already sent her card around in support, and you can too!

This is one of the actions being suggested as part of a wider Day of Action for the campaign coming up on Thursday 19 November.

If you’re with an organisation, the campaign is encouraging you to get all your staff, friends and family to take part in the holiday card mailing campaign, as well as sign up for the Day of Action.

They are also asking organisations to write to political leaders spelling out why a permanent and adequate increase to income support is so important to keep clients safe.

Find out how you can help or get involved at the Raise the Rate for Good website.