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Organizing is Always the Answer

11.22.16 | Organizing, Strategy |  Laura Benson

I was born and raised in Oregon. Aside from my kids and partner, all my family and most of my dearest friends are Americans who, unlike me, still live in the communities that have been riven by political and social divisions this year’s presidential election has wrought. On election night I feared for the safety […]

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What Trump’s win can teach progressives

11.10.16 | Actions, Commentary, Organizing, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

How do we harness the power of emotion to elect decent people? Yesterday I wrote about how local resistance can slow down climate change, even under a Donald Trump presidency. But we can’t win just by playing defence. One day we’ll need to change who’s in charge. To do that, we can learn from Trump […]

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British Columbians Knock the Block this October

10.07.16 | Actions, Let BC Vote, Media |  Lisa Sammartino

With a federal decision expected on Kinder Morgan in December, British Columbians petition in support of a citizens’ initiative. BURNABY — Supporters of B.C.’s largest citizen group, Dogwood Initiative, will be knocking on doors this month in support of their Let BC Vote campaign in preparation for a province-wide citizens’ initiative on pipeline and tanker […]

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Never underestimate British Columbians

10.06.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, Organizing, Strategy |  Will Horter

The federal government is using political calculus that doesn’t add up The last time a Prime Minister named Trudeau forced an unpopular energy policy on a western province, the backlash eviscerated the Liberals’ foothold in the West and created fault lines that ultimately transformed Canada for a generation. Trudeau, the father, miscalculated the impact of overriding […]

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Meet Francois Brassard

10.03.16 | Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Charles Campbell

“It was like a happening.” Esquimalt Team Leader, Francois Brassard tells us how organizing with Dogwood has made a difference in his life and in his community. You can make a difference too! Sign up now to join a Dogwood team.

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Flexing grassroots muscle

09.29.16 | Organizing |  Laura Benson

Over the summer, our movement grew bigger, got stronger and flexed its grassroots muscle. Thanks to volunteer teams and Dogwood’s three summer students, more than 7,000 people signed petitions in their communities. Whether signing on to Let BC Vote on pipeline and tanker projects, Ban Big Money in politics or Defend our Farmland from fossil […]

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Hermione Granger & the battles ahead

09.21.16 | Organizer Profiles |  Sophie Harrison

Welcome to Dogwood, Sophie!  I first picked up a Dogwood clipboard at age 17, eager to stop the onslaught of tar sands pipeline and tanker expansion through British Columbia. As a young person in Vancouver concerned about climate change, these projects were the most direct manifestation where I lived of the Canadian government’s willingness to […]

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Spill response — what’s to celebrate?

09.09.16 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Cheryl Cameron

Honouring 40 years of spill response won’t make bitumen float.  Ahhh…  Summertime on the North Shore. If you’re a North Van local like I am, there’s no better way to spend a Friday night than to head to the Shipyards Night Market. Couples and families stroll the waterfront, revelling in the shimmer of the evening sun […]

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