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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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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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