For Immediate Release: September 18, 2011
An overwhelming turnout of almost 1,000 Coalition of Progressive Electors members and supporters decided this afternoon which Candidates COPE will field in the coming municipal elections. “We’re not only proud of our new slate of amazing candidates,” said COPE External Chair Marcus Youssef. “But we’re also proud to be the only Vancouver party to see contested nominations.”
COPE Members voted in Ellen Woodsworth, Tim Louis, and RJ Aquino as their council candidates. Brent Granby and Donalda Greenwell-Baker for Parks Board. Allan Wong, Jane Bouey, Gwen Giesbrecht, and Allen Blakey for School Board.
COPE also announced co-campaign managers Kate Van Meer Mass and Nathan Allen for the upcoming campaign. “Kate and Nathan are seasoned organizers and have already hit the ground running,” said Youssef. “We have a great slate of candidates, a great campaign team, and a great message. We want to build a Vancouver for Everyone and we’ve committed to work with all progressives to do just that because that’s what the residents of Vancouver want us to do. We won’t let them down.”