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How lucky we are in B.C.

04.25.17 | Commentary, Election - BC 2013, Election - BC 2017, Organizing, Strategy |  Lisa Sammartino

I fought to stop Trump in Pennsylvania. I never want to feel that way again. “Why is a Canadian taking her vacation to go down to work on Hillary Clinton’s campaign?” The customs agent at the airport wasn’t the first person to ask. For a moment I thought about all the reasons I’d accumulated over […]

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Podcast for February 2017: Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, British Columbians make the call

02.24.17 | Ban Big Money, Election - BC 2017, Let BC Vote, Podcast, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

Preparations are underway for the Citizens’ Initiative. Neskonlith Chief Judy Wilson, Dogwood’s Tankers campaigner Sophie Harrison, North Island organizer Dave Mills joins Kai Nagata to chat about his team’s part in the plan to stop Kinder Morgan. Also, Ban Big Money campaigner Lisa Sammartino breaks down the new political donation legislation and what British Columbians can […]

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The first ever Dogwood podcast!

02.06.17 | Actions, Ban Big Money, Beyond Coal, Citizens' Initiative, Election - BC 2017, Let BC Vote, News, Podcast, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

Our first podcast! Join Dogwood’s Kai Nagata as he checks in with Tankers campaigner Sophie Harrison and director of organizing Laura Benson about Dogwood’s plan to stop Kinder Morgan’s pipeline. Ban Big Money campaigner Lisa Sammartino discusses Christy Clark’s 2016 donations, and Beyond Coal campaigner Arie Ross tells us what impact President Trump will have on U.S. […]

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Justin Trudeau dangerously underestimates British Columbians

11.25.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, Strategy |  Will Horter

Backlash building as voters feel lied to, taken for granted Surprises are becoming the norm in recent elections. Last year Rachel Notley swept the NDP to an unprecedented majority in Alberta, then Justin Trudeau vaulted from third place to win a majority government in Ottawa. This year UK voters stunned pundits by voting to leave […]

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Take it from Hillary: money can’t buy everything

11.24.16 | Ban Big Money, Commentary, Election - BC 2017, Strategy |  Lisa Sammartino

The American election turned political campaigning on its head. Canadian politicians better heed the lessons. There is a well known theory in political campaigning: The candidate who raises the most money and spends more is likely to win. This seems logical. Money can buy solutions to most campaign problems: a first time candidate can pay […]

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Organizing is Always the Answer

11.22.16 | Organizing, Strategy |  Laura Benson

I was born and raised in Oregon. Aside from my kids and partner, all my family and most of my dearest friends are Americans who, unlike me, still live in the communities that have been riven by political and social divisions this year’s presidential election has wrought. On election night I feared for the safety […]

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Will Trudeau cling to Trump … or China?

11.16.16 | Commentary, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

Oil minister dismisses Keystone, favours oil tankers to Asia The election of Donald Trump to the White House last week instantly revived hopes for the Keystone XL pipeline. Blocked by President Obama, the line would drain nearly a million barrels a day of Canadian crude to the most lucrative market in the world for heavy […]

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What Trump’s win can teach progressives

11.10.16 | Actions, Commentary, Organizing, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

How do we harness the power of emotion to elect decent people? Yesterday I wrote about how local resistance can slow down climate change, even under a Donald Trump presidency. But we can’t win just by playing defence. One day we’ll need to change who’s in charge. To do that, we can learn from Trump […]

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