Common Front NL is a “broad based coalition of labour, social justice and community groups representing over 100,000 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. Together we represent the majority in our province who believe that despite the current fiscal situation, we can and we must have an economy that works for everyone, leaving no one behind.”
“We have united because we are deeply concerned about the future of our province in light of the current economic downturn. We believe that our province’s response must be a measured, well thought out, strategic and long term plan. It cannot be a knee jerk reaction in the form of massive cuts to the public sector – which cause private sector employment to decline, take money out of the economy, at the worst possible time, and also have a disproportionate impact on our most vulnerable.”
“We can ensure economic and social prosperity by investing in public services, infrastructure, the social safety net and the arts, while implementing policies that also support rural NL. Further, through economic diversification and a fair progressive tax structure we believe it is possible to support our economy, our families and our communities in a way that helps us weather this current, temporary downturn.”
Here is a video they made of their campaign launch, in case you missed it, wherein a group of concerned citizens, community groups, labour organizations, student groups, and religious communities unite to offer an alternative to austerity – one where everyone shares in prosperity.