The municipal election is fast approaching! This October 20, working people across British Columbia will head to the polls to elect new mayors, city councilors, park board commissioners and school board trustees.
This is a critically important election! Local governments have a major impact on people’s daily lives, yet municipal elections historically have the lowest voter turnout. Union members need to change that.
The labour vote is powerful: there are 500,000 unionized workers throughout the province. If we all vote for progressive candidates, we can improve the lives of working people, our communities and the environment.
Will you vote?
All working people should vote this October 20. And bring your family, friends and neighbours. Organize a carpool of your co-workers or elders in your neighbourhood. UFCW 1518 members take the pledge here.
Want to volunteer?
Want to volunteer with UFCW 1518 to help elect progressive candidates who promise to make things better for workers? UFCW 1518 members sign up here.
- MONDAY OCTOBER 1 – Join us for a FREE Campaign Fundamentals Training from 1-4pm OR 6-9pm at the Maritime Labour Centre. UFCW 1518 members sign up here.
- SATURDAY OCTOBER 13 – Join us for Super Saturday to knock on doors of union members around Vancouver and help get out the vote! UFCW 1518 members sign up here.
Don’t know who to vote for?
Here’s who the Canadian Labour Congress and UFCW 1518 think are progressive candidates who will make life better for working people:
- Campbell River-Courtenay (Comox, Cumberland)
- East Kootenay (Cranbrook, Fernie)
- Fraser Valley (Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Harrison Hot Springs, Mission District)
- Nanaimo-Duncan (North Cowichan, Parksville)
- New Westminster (Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley City & Township, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Poco, Port Moody, Surrey, White Rock)
- North Central (Prince George)
- North Okanagan (Kelowna, Vernon)
- Vancouver (North Vancouver)
- Victoria (Central Saanich, Oak Bay, Saanich, Sooke, Greater Victoria)
Why is voting so important?
Check out the latest issue of Update Magazine to find out why all workers should vote this October 20.