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Youth applaud BCFED resolution to lower the voting age 

11.26.20 | #Vote16BC, Actions, Media |  Dogwood

November 26, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Youth applaud BCFED resolution to lower the voting age VANCOUVER – Democratic reform advocates are celebrating a vote by BC Federation of Labour delegates to support lowering the voting age in British Columbia. The resolution passed by a wide margin Thursday morning, making the BCFED the latest labour organization […]

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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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Dogwood Live – B.C. Election 2020 Reaction

10.26.20 | #Vote16BC, Actions, Ban Big Money, Climate, Election - BC 2020, Indigenous rights, Podcast, Strategy |  Dogwood

Recorded on October 24, as the results of the 2020 B.C. election rolled in, Alexandra Woodsworth, Kai Nagata and Lisa Sammartino share their perspectives on the outcome and how it will impact climate action, youth engagement and Indigenous rights. Watch the video: Listen to the podcast:

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Climate activism in the COVID-19 pandemic

09.01.20 | #Vote16BC, Commentary, Organizing |  Katia Bannister

Youth took to the streets in March 2019 to demand climate action. One year later, their activism looks very different. My name is Katia Bannister. I am a seventeen year-old youth climate activist, Vote16BC campaigner and community organizer in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. After months of reading about it online and hearing about […]

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Keeping Trans Mountain’s chainsaws at bay

08.10.20 | Actions, Campaigns, No Tankers, Organizing |  Alexandra Woodsworth

Hundreds of citizens support Dr. Tim Takaro’s treetop protest to protect the Brunette River forest On Day 6 of public health doctor Tim Takaro’s treetop protest, 200 citizens joined him in the forest near the Brunette River in Burnaby to learn more about this special place Trans Mountain wants to destroy, and support Dr. Takaro’s […]

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#StopHateForProfit

07.01.20 | Actions, Commentary |  Lisa Sammartino

Dogwood is pausing our spending on Facebook ads Facebook has a notorious reputation. It has undermined democracy through targeted (read: Black) voter suppression and facilitating a breeding ground for bots. It promotes climate change denialism and has been weaponized by white supremacists. It has misrepresented how it manages users’ data. Make no mistake. None of […]

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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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