June 13, 2012 07:15 ET

Leadnow.ca Rallies Canadians in 70+ Locations Countrywide in Second National Day of Action for "13 Heroes" to Stop Budget Bill

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 13, 2012) -



As the showdown in parliament over the Omnibus Budget Bill heats up, Leadnow.ca confirms more than 70 rallies will take place today, Wednesday, June 13th at 5:30pm local time, for the second national day of action today at Conservative MPs offices, and support locations across Canada.

Rally participants are calling for 13 "Hero" Conservative MPs to stop the Budget Bill, split it apart and start over, by denying Prime Minister Harper the majority of votes he needs to pass it. At each event across the country, from British Columbia to New Brunswick, participants will hold signs calling for Conservative MPs to "Be a Hero, and Stop the Budget Bill."

This is the second national day of action to oppose the Budget Bill, Bill C-38, spearheaded by Leadnow.ca. On June 2nd Canadians organized dozens of rallies that drew over 3,000 participants from coast to coast. These events are uniting Canadians who are concerned that Bill C-38 contains a sweeping agenda that makes changes to over 70 laws and contains many surprises not campaigned on in the last election. Bill C-38 has drawn criticism from across the political spectrum, including from former Conservative cabinet ministers and members of Prime Minister Harper's own caucus.

"We know that many Conservative MPs have real concerns about the bill. Now they face a choice: will they sit silently and allow this reckless bill to pass, or will they stand up to Prime Minister Harper and defend our democracy?" said Leadnow.ca Executive Director Jamie Biggar. "We are organizing a strong show of support to give our MPs the courage they need to stand against a Bill that will gut our environmental protections, hollow out our economy and damage our society," said Biggar.

What: More than 70 rallies across the country to protest the federal government's proposed Omnibus Budget Bill, Bill C-38 as part of a national day of action.
When: Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
Time: Most events start at 5:30pm local time
Where: - At Conservative MPs offices across the country, and some support locations
- Detailed event listings are available here: http://heroes.leadnow.ca/confirmed-events
Who: Canadians from all walks of life

All local events are being organized by volunteers who have signed up online to participate. Leadnow.ca is an intergenerational community that works for progress through democracy. For more information about Leadnow.ca, please visit www.leadnow.ca.

To see details of events from the June 2nd day of action, visit: http://blackmark.leadnow.ca/blackmark-action/.

To learn more about the 13 heroes campaign visit: http://heroes.leadnow.ca.

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