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Testing the Waters in Fort St. John

09.15.14 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Dogwood

As much as we are buoyed up by our successes during these early months of the Let BC Vote campaign, many of us would admit to a lingering doubt about our ability to organize effectively in B.C.’s northeast. When I attended a few classes at UBC again recently, one of my professors went so far […]

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Forty thousand strong and we’re just getting started

08.28.14 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary, Organizing |  Laura Benson

We had no idea Port Metro Vancouver would approve the Fraser Surrey Docks coal terminal just last Thursday on Aug. 21. While the timing was a definite shock, the port’s approval was not altogether surprising. Sadly, we knew that despite unprecedented organizing and an outpouring of concern from every corner of the province – 40,000 […]

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"What took you so long?"

08.27.14 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Celine Trojand

Around a kitchen table in Fort Saint John, seven people are talking through their local Let BC Vote strategy when one asks me, “What took you so long to come to the Peace?” She’s one of several hundred longtime Dogwood supporters in the North Peace. The answer is simple: time. It’s a big province but […]

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"Not our jurisdiction"

07.25.14 | Commentary, No Tankers, Organizing |  Dogwood

For a hot week of prime vacation time, July 14-21 was abnormally busy in the riding of Comox Valley as local residents joined organizers from Dogwood and LeadNow for well-attended council meetings to showcase how much influence Alberta money has in local B.C. politics. Picture, if you will, this imaginary scenario: you live in a […]

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Summer in B.C.: rockstars, roughnecks, rights and title

07.08.14 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizer Profiles, Organizing, Staff profiles |  Dogwood

Kai Nagata, Energy & Democracy Director: How can you tell a campaign is starting to pick up serious momentum? I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to notice some signs: fist-bumps from guys I haven’t hung out with since high school, saying “nice job on Global News, man”. Two college students yelling over the […]

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Multi-faith Partners Unite for Tar Sands Healing Walk

06.24.14 | Actions, Commentary, Organizing |  Guest Writer

I came back a changed woman after my river pilgrimage to the tar sands last September and was more determined than ever to take action. After sharing my story at my local church, Esquimalt United minister Leanne Benoit wanted to do something here on Vancouver Island. “I naively wondered, how can this happen in Canada […]

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‘We are so lucky to be able to do this in Canada!’

05.30.14 | Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Lyndsey Easton

Tiffany Walsh worked as an organizer for the Sensible BC citizens’ initiative campaign and has been organizing with Dogwood for the past month. She’s a stay-at-home mom, she helps out in her daughter’s classroom and she volunteers for the school reading program – but it’s Tiffany’s basic sense of fairness that motivates her to organize […]

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Six Dogwood teams hit their targets

04.25.14 | Let BC Vote, Op-Ed, Organizing |  Kai Nagata

It’s working. Dogwood Initiative and its allies are building what is already the largest nonpartisan political organizing network in British Columbia. We’re conservative and liberal, urban and rural – but we share one thing in common: we’re not going to let the federal government shove unwanted bitumen pipelines through an unwilling province. With 68 teams […]

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