Were heading to the polls

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We just found out that BC will be heading to the polls on October 24th to elect a new provincial government.

It may feel like a strange time to be having an election. COVID-19 case numbers are on the rise across the province, and it’s been hard to see the mountains through thick clouds of smoke blowing up from the devastating wildfires in the U.S.

But for me, these dual crises reinforce just how critical it is that we elect a government who is ready to put people before polluters, step it up on climate action, and ensure the protection of our environment. We don’t have a moment to lose.

To do that, the next six weeks will be critical. We have a major opportunity right now to influence the platforms of the major parties, and ultimately, the direction of our next government. But how we do that, and how effective it is, depends on you.

Will you take three minutes to answer a few short questions to shape Stand.earth’s election strategy, and indicate how you’d like to be involved?


As a community, our mandate this election is to put climate issues at the top of the political agenda. Because we are running

The impacts of climate change have dominated headlines week after week: wildfires are ravaging communities, and air quality throughout southern BC and the Pacific Northwest was ranked among the poorest in the world. But politicians still aren’t getting it.

This year, the BC government will give more of your money to prop up the fossil fuel industry than it will spend on its entire plan to fight climate change. And while forests across the border are going up in flames, the last remaining old-growth forests in BC remain on the chopping block.

To earn our votes, BC’s next government needs to prove that it’s serious about making climate change a priority. That means we need to make this election about old growth forests. We must demand that all candidates take a stand on fracking and LNG. And we have to make it clear that we don’t want any more taxpayer dollars going to polluting industries that add fuel to a world on fire.

The previous election in BC resulted in a minority government. That means candidates are going to be working extra hard for your vote this year to try and secure a majority. But we won’t be able to get our message through without people like you on board.

Click here to have your say on Stand.earth’s election strategy, and ensure we elect a government that understands and cares about the issues that matter to you.

I know that we have ambitious goals going into this provincial election, like ensuring our next government has a real plan for hitting our climate targets, stops logging old-growth trees, and starts acting like LNG is the climate disaster it really is. Heck, there are some who will throw up their hands before we even begin and say that this is impossible.

But you know what? During last year’s federal election, this community came together in unprecedented numbers and helped make the environment a top voting issue. Politicians are listening now, more than ever, to what you have to say. And I’ve seen first-hand just how loud we can be when we come together with one clear message.

So thank you, for believing in our power to make an impact this election. I can’t wait to see what we’ll achieve together in the coming weeks.

Let’s do this.

Solaye Snider
Canadian Digital Campaigner

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