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You can use our Make Poverty Public app to phone your new MLA and ask them to commit (if Liberal) or maintain their commitment (if NDP or Green) to voting implement a fully-funded poverty reduction plan with legislated targets and timelines.

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Make Poverty Public Election Toolkit

Election Toolkit coverA call is building across British Columbia for a comprehensive poverty reduction strategy. You’ve heard the call and joined the call, and now you want to pass it on to your local MLA candidates. The lead-up to May’s provincial election is a window of opportunity for you to get the attention of candidates in your riding. This guide will give you some tips for getting started, provide you with a brief overview of the political context, the breakdown of poverty in BC, and offer suggestions for some engaging questions. Click here to download.

Celebrations of Humanity: Organizing an All-Candidates Meeting for your Community

Celebrations of Humanity coverAll candidates meetings are a good opportunity to hear from your local candidates on the issues you care about. However, they can become platforms for candidates to talk about the issues they care about or to provide a “laundry list” of election promises. This guide will support you in keeping the focus on your community and your issues by providing practical steps for hosting a Celebration of Humanity, an all candidates meeting with a twist. Click here to download.

Visit our Resources page for research and policy recommendations to support your action.