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End Legislated Poverty fonds
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[ca. 1987-2003] (Creation)
- End Legislated Poverty
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- 0.26 m of textual materials
- ca. 265 photographs
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End Legislated Poverty (ELP) was formed in 1985 in response to Premier Bill Bennett's 'restraint' program of the early 1980s. By the summer of 1985, ELP was composed of twelve community organizations that organized under the basic principles of articles 23 and 25 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which stated that human beings have the right to decent work at decent wages, and a decent standard of living. Organized as a coalition of organizations, ELP's stated objectives were "to encourage co-operation and unity between working and non-working people, to assit in organizing low-inclome people, to assist organizations representing low income people through information sharing, to develop joint campaigns, and to educate citizens on the need to eliminate poverty and create decent jobs."
In addition to advocating for low-income citizens, ELP also strove to highlight the relationship between poverty and government legislation, such as a low minimum wage, and low welfare rates.
Head-quartered in Vancouver, ELP delivered its programs and conducted advocacy in communities throughout British Columbia.
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Fonds consists of ELP newspapers, "The Long Haul"; publications developed and distributed by the organization and its affiliates; briefs to royal commissions; newsletters, action kits, photographs, membership lists, etc.
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Donated by Jean Swanson on behalf of current director, Dave Ross, in March 2011.
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