- Published on Tuesday, 04 April 2017 19:15
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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
Election Campaign Webinar
Wednesday April 5th (Tomorrow!)
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.
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.
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 twist. Click here to download.Share Tweet
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.
- 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.
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