Ottawa ACORN members held a great action yesterday as part of the national Digital Access to Opportunities campaign! 20 members gathered outside the Rogers TV station to demand action on $10/month for high speed internet. CBC Radio covered the event (stay tuned for the link!). Member Bobby Fitzpatrick led us into the station, where we marched in and spoke with the TV station manger Lynne Whitehead.
Bobby explained our campaign and asked Lynne if we could call the Rogers CEO to get the $10 program in Ottawa that is offered in Toronto, and she said he was busy; we asked again but she wouldn't budge. She said she would ask on our behalf and get back to us as soon as possible. Bobby reminded her we want the $10 program here in Ottawa and we will be following up with her and Rogers.