Dogwood News This Week: what investigation?

Email Template r1 Dogwood Your place for news and action Dogwood came under fire this week for encouraging our supporters to sign up for a BC NDP membership. News outlets report top brass are up in arms at the thought of new people joining their party so they can vote on who will be the next premier.

We had multiple conversations with Elections BC to make sure we were following the rules. They confirmed that, like unions and churches, we are free to mobilize... our own supporters to join a political party and vote in a leadership race.

Climate justice, Indigenous rights, grassroots democracy – these issues are near to the heart of many New Democrats and align with the party’s stated values.

But some BC NDP insiders seem hostile to people joining to push these issues forward after years of watching the party fall short on addressing them. And now they’re going on the offensive.

To them, the thousands of new members in their party feels like a threat to their power.

The thing is, it shouldn’t be a surprise that citizens want a say in who leads the ruling party. That’s not a threat: that’s democracy.

Having a climate leader as a premier, whoever takes on that role, might actually change the fate of this province and everyone living here. Imagine the possibilities! We sure are.

Many battles lie ahead, and they’re only going to get tougher as we get closer to challenging real power. If you can, please chip in to support our work. And don’t be afraid to correct the record when you see people attacking our movement.

Thank you, as always, for your support.
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