Make Poverty Public this Election Season

Make Poverty Public this Election Season r1 ... r33 BC has the second highest poverty rate in Canada, but is now the only province without a poverty reduction plan. The lead-up to May’s provincial election is a window of opportunity for you to let candidates from all parties know that you want to vote for someone willing to make a commitment to a poverty reduction plan. Just as we pool our resources to provide public health care and education to all, we must work together to provide public poverty reduction. We need to Make Poverty Public.

Visit our election website at http://www.makepovertypublic.ca/ to learn how to take action.

Below you can register for our webinar, download our election toolkits, and learn other ways to take action. Share Tweet

Make Poverty Public: Fighting for Good Jobs and Good Policy

Election Campaign Webinar
Wednesday April 5th (Tomorrow!)
1-2 pm

Register here!

If you're interested and unavailable, please register and we will send you a recording.

1 in 5 children in BC live below the poverty line, and the majority of children living in poverty in BC live in a home with at least one working parent. While 595,000 British Columbians live in poverty, BC is the only province that steadfastly refuses to even consider a poverty reduction plan. Adrienne Montani of First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition, Deanna Ogle Living Wage for Families Campaign, and Trish Garner of the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition will discuss the current realities of poverty and low wage work in our province and what a poverty free BC might look like.

Join us in learning how you can advocate for positive change during the provincial election. We will discuss ways that you can take action online, on your doorstep, and in your community.

Click here to register now.

Our apologies to those who registered for last week. Due to technical difficulties, we had to reschedule.

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Election Toolkits

 

Make Poverty Public Election Toolkit

A call is building across British Columbia for a comprehensive poverty reduction strategy. You’ve heard the call and joined the call, and now you want to pass it on to your local MLA candidates. The lead-up to May’s provincial election is a window of opportunity for you to get the attention of candidates in your riding. This guide will give you some tips for getting started, provide you with a brief overview of the political context, the breakdown of poverty in BC, and offer suggestions for some engaging questions. Click here to download.

Celebrations of Humanity: Organizing an All-Candidates Meeting for your Community

All candidates meetings are a good opportunity to hear from your local candidates on the issues you care about. However, they can become platforms for candidates to talk about the issues they care about or to provide a “laundry list” of election promises. This guide will support you in keeping the focus on your community and your issues by providing practical steps for hosting a Celebration of Humanity, an all candidates meeting with a twistClick here to download.

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Take Action

Visit MakePovertyPublic.ca to learn the many ways you can take action to support the call for a poverty free BC. Some of the actions that you can take include:

  • Sign the We Can’t Afford Poverty Vote Pledge
  • Add a banner to your Facebook profile picture to show your support for a Poverty Reduction Plan in British Columbia.
  • Print and fill out the “Reduces Poverty” sign and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." ' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy871 + '\' target="_blank" style="word-wrap: break-word;-ms-text-size-adjust: 100%;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;color: #8a201b;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none;">'+addy_text871+''; //-->  a photo of you holding it. Share on Social Media with #MakePovertyPublic.
  • Meet with each candidate in your riding. Visit Elections BC's Provincial Election website for the latest information
  • Send this op-ed to your local paper or add to your newsletter.
Get Out the Vote

Only 55% of eligible voters voted in the last provincial election so encourage more voters by organizing Get Out the Vote activities in your community. Focus on getting out the poor vote. Download Samara Canada’s Vote PopUp guide and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." ' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy14285 + '\' target="_blank" style="word-wrap: break-word;-ms-text-size-adjust: 100%;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;color: #8a201b;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none;">'+addy_text14285+''; //-->  to order your free Vote PopUp toolkit, which includes a mock voting booth and ballot box to set up at community events and all candidates meetings.

If you're in Metro Vancouver, we need your help to support Vote PopUps at food banks and other community hubs. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." ' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy48729 + '\' target="_blank" style="word-wrap: break-word;-ms-text-size-adjust: 100%;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;color: #8a201b;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none;">'+addy_text48729+''; //-->  and let us know your availability. Thanks!

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