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John Horgan stole my right to vote

11.20.20 | #Vote16BC, General |  Katia Bannister

Amid intersecting crises, Premier Horgan made a decision to call a snap election – kneecapping young voters. By October 21, 2021 — what was meant to be the next provincial election date — I would’ve been eighteen. Instead, this past September Premier John Horgan called a snap election – the first in 34 years. My […]

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Changing the way people approach decision-making

11.10.20 | Commentary, General, Organizing, Strategy |  Laura Benson

Outgoing Dogwood Board Chair Jennie Milligan reflects on where we have come from and where we are headed next In 2006, recent law school graduate Jennie Milligan was working for the Attorney General’s office, sorting documents in a basement room in downtown Victoria. On her lunch break one day, she went to the Victoria Public […]

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RCMP Commissioner Sued by Civil Liberties Group for Preventing Release of Watchdog Report into Police Spying

11.10.20 | General, Media |  Dogwood

Ottawa, ON (Unceded Algonquin Anishnaabeg Territory) – Today, the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) announces it is launching a lawsuit against RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki. The BCCLA is suing the RCMP Commissioner for inexcusable delays preventing the release of a civilian watchdog report into RCMP spying on Indigenous and climate advocates. In February 2014, the […]

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Indigenous leaders, environmental groups and local citizens vow to protect Lower Mainland forest from Trans Mountain pipeline construction

08.08.20 | General, Indigenous rights |  Alexandra Woodsworth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Crucial window for Trans Mountain tree cutting at risk of delay due to protests August 8, 2020, Burnaby, British Columbia — Today, hundreds of people are touring a conservation area where Trans Mountain is planning to clear trees near the Brunette River in Burnaby. The tours include a visit to public health […]

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We Face So Many Crises. Let Youth Lead, Serve and Vote

06.24.20 | #Vote16BC, Climate, General, Op-Ed |  Seth Klein

They’ve proven their power, determination and ability to mobilize. Hand over the reins. Originally printed in The Tyee. As the world confronts the global pandemic crisis, many have been making comparisons to the Second World War. And rightly so. We are seeing a level of societal mobilization, alongside a pivoting of government priorities and economic […]

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British Columbians call on Premier Horgan to “Build Back Better” as Legislature reconvenes

06.22.20 | Actions, Climate, General, Local Power, Media |  Alexandra Woodsworth

June 22, 2020 For Immediate Release British Columbians call on Premier Horgan to “Build Back Better” as Legislature reconvenes Victoria, B.C. — Today, B.C. MLAs gathering for the first day of the summer legislative session were met by volunteers from the citizen action group Dogwood, who held a physically distant demonstration on the lawn of […]

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The right to decide my own future

05.20.20 | #Vote16BC, Actions, Commentary, General, Organizing |  Jenny Tindall

Why I joined the #Vote16BC campaign to lower the voting age in B.C. Guest blog by Jenny Tindall, Vote16BC campaigner My name is Jenny Tindall. I am a 16-year-old living in Vancouver, B.C. Growing up, my family has always encouraged me to use my voice and fight for what I believe in. When I was […]

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The case for lowering the voting age in B.C.

05.20.20 | #Vote16BC, Actions, Commentary, General |  Katia Bannister

It’s no wonder the campaign is picking up momentum in B.C. and around the world. Originally published on the blog Sowing Seeds of Change. My name is Katia Bannister. I am an organizer with Dogwood’s #Vote16BC campaign. The goal of the campaign is to lower the voting age to 16 years old in British Columbia. […]

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