For Immediate Release: Friday, October 14th, 2011
COPE candidates are supporting the non-violent occupy Vancouver movement starting this Saturday, October 15th, outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. Inspired by the wall-street occupation, COPE fully supports the movement’s goals protesting systemic patterns of inequality and discrimination, corporate greed and corruption, and growing economic disparity.
“COPE stands in solidarity with the people of Vancouver, and the world, in the struggle for peace, genuine equality, economic security and the protection of the environment,” said COPE City Councilor Ellen Woodsworth. “In Vancouver we are calling for affordable housing and an end to homelessness, for accessible public transit, and a sustainable ecology. The ninety-nine percent can count on COPE.”
“COPE’s goal is to create a Vancouver for everyone,” said COPE School Board Candidate, Jane Bouey. “That means creating a Vancouver for students, workers, and the unemployed, the homeless, artists, families, seniors and small business owners. That means creating a Vancouver for the ninety-nine percent.”
COPE candidates will be joining the peaceful protest and wishes everyone a safe, supportive, and inclusive demonstration.