Rally for the City We Need

Rally for the City We Need

“We will never get what we need, unless we ask for it.” - Jean Swanson

FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/394221924377471/

Last year, Jean Swanson’s campaign for Rent Freeze and Mansion Tax shaped the Vancouver by-election. This coming October 2018 there is a general election for City Council, and Jean Swanson and her team are calling on residents and all candidates to support the City We Need platform.

After more than a dozen years of the developer-backed parties, NPA and Vision, running City Hall, Vancouver has never been more ready for sweeping political change. On Thursday May 3rd come to Vancouver City Hall at Noon to learn about this people’s platform, and to show your support for bringing a political revolution to City Hall.

There will be speeches, songs, spoken word, and other performances highlighting what the City We Need looks like. Bring your Rent Freeze t-shirt if you have one, or come early to get one.

Find out about how you can support the rally by joining the Facebook event here, and please invite your friends. If you are able to make a small donation to help fund this platform launch, you can donate here: https://www.votejeanswanson.ca/donate

What is The City We Need?

While some other parties and candidates have been focusing on backroom deals, Jean’s Team has been focusing on policies. The City We Need platform builds on Jean Swanson’s policies from last year, and extends them to other policy areas, including public transit, child care, local businesses, and much more.

Many people in our city are struggling to pay for rent, tuition, transit, or day care. Wages and social assistance rates are far too low. Many are losing their homes or places of business to soaring rents and gentrification. When we all unite around a strong platform, pushing all levels of government to come through with what we need, only then we can start to win the City We Need.

This is a people’s platform, not the typical campaign document. We want your input on this platform, and Jean and others will be participating in meetings around the city, at community centres, co-op common rooms, and around kitchen tables to get your feedback and advice on how to fight for the City We Need.

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