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Too young to vote? Maybe not.

04.08.14 | Actions, Election - BC 2017, Elections |  Kai Nagata

How many times have you heard someone say that politicians are “acting like children”? It’s a tired old cliche and frankly, it’s insulting to children. I have the good fortune of leading workshops once in a while with high school students and I think politicians could take a few notes. The teenagers I know are […]

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Let’s give Enbridge a judo lesson

03.27.14 | Actions, Commentary, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

Advance polls open in Kitimat next Wednesday, and Enbridge is doing everything it can to buy the vote. Our friends on the ground in the B.C. town of 9,000 say Enbridge has them under siege. The company is pouring unlimited money into ads and even flying salespeople in from Calgary to go door-to-door telling people […]

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On the road again

03.18.14 | Actions, Commentary, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Celine Trojand

“I’m glad we’re getting started small and then growing big. We’re going to grow fast here.” That’s what one first-time organizer from Prince George said to us after we carefully walked him through the process of bringing together an alliance of at least 476,509 citizen’s initiative pledgers. It will be a lot of work, but […]

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Organizing beyond the classroom

03.15.14 | Beyond Coal, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Dogwood

Grace and Fiana, two Grade 11 students who attend New Westminster Secondary, are founders of the Youth Initiative – a small but dedicated group of students organizing around key issues in their community. On a sunny February afternoon, I joined seven students at their school for a training workshop they led to help their peers […]

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We deserve the facts!

02.15.14 | Beyond Coal, Organizing |  Laura Benson

Over the past year Dogwood Initiative has been part of an ever-growing grassroots movement to protect our health and communities from the threat of expanded coal exports. We are now part of a powerful network of environmental and community groups that has forced Port Metro Vancouver to respond to public concerns over the U.S. coal […]

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The No Tankers movement could change politics in B.C. forever

01.24.14 | Actions, Citizens' Initiative, Commentary, No Tankers, Strategy |  Will Horter

“It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required.” – Sir Winston Churchill In December when the federal review panel announced their recommendation to approve Enbridge’s oil tanker and pipeline proposal I was disappointed, but not surprised. I always knew it would come down to a political decision. Still, […]

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The first steps of organizing

01.24.14 | Actions, No Tankers, Organizer Profiles, Organizing, Strategy |  Lyndsey Easton

If enough British Columbians pledge to sign up their friends, family and neighbours, it will be politically disastrous for Premier Clark if she does not stand up for B.C. against risky oil tanker proposals. That’s because together, we’ll have the people-power necessary to organize the hundreds of thousands of people across the province required to […]

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Frequently asked questions about Dogwood’s new strategy

12.19.13 | Citizens' Initiative, Let BC Vote, Organizing |  Karl Hardin

What exactly is the plan I’m being asked to support? Dogwood is planning a two-step process to prepare for a potential citizen’s initiative to give British Columbians decision-making power over crude oil tanker and pipeline projects in our province. If 8,481 British Columbians organize their friends, family and neighbours to stop an increase in crude […]

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