About Raise the Rates
RAISE THE RATES is a coalition of community groups and organizations concerned with the level of poverty and homelessness in British Columbia.
I am a queer white woman from a middle class background. I have never experienced food insecurity, and I spend my days working with many folks who do.
I’m driven to do this challenge because our current welfare rates are appallingly inadequate. We’re long overdue for a substantial increase in rates, and a comprehensive poverty reduction plan.
I am facing this next week knowing this is not a challenge that can be won. I hope my experience can serve as an experiential tool for building awareness within myself and my community – generating dialogue, curiosity and action.
I’ll be blogging from this not-quite-finished website http://www.elisewelfarefoodchallenge.wordpress.com
And linking it to my – https://www.facebook.com/elise.c.barber