On Tuesday Aug 29, COPE members nominated Diana Day for School Board and endorsed Jean Swanson for Council in Vancouver’s upcoming By-Elections.

Diana DayDiana Day is an Indigenous First Nations from the Oneida Nation a member of the Wolf Clan and has lived in Vancouver since 1983.  Diana is passionate about social justice issues that impact the health and welfare of the most vulnerable.  Diana has an honours degree in Psychology and is the Program Coordinator for the Indigenous Women Rise, a program of the Pacific Association of First Nations Women.  A long-time advocate for education and health care Diana was a Leader, in Aboriginal Community Engagement and Development for 10 years with Vancouver Coastal Health and a member of the District Parent Advisory Council of the Vancouver School Board for 3 years.  Her work experience includes work at the local, regional, provincial and national level ranging from program development to management.  With exceptional facilitation skills Diana has provided personal and professional development training for Indigenous people in Canada and the US.  Her most important role is mothering her two young adult children Alexander and Angeline. Diana ran for VSB with COPE in 2014 and was the Top Vote Getter for the Party with over 39,000 votes!Join the Campaign to Elect Diana Day to the Vancouver School Board. We need your time, your dollars and your vote!contact COPE cope@cope.bc.ca
Jean Swanson at Nomination Meeting-cropped2Jean Swanson, who is running as an independent, is a long-time activist ….who recently received the Order of Canada in recognition of her community service.Her top policies include:

  •   A Rent Freeze
    Stop rent increases for four years
    End renovictions
    Impose a “Mansion Tax”
    Rapidly build modular housing
    School children and low-income people ride for free
    Work toward free transit for all
    Ban corporate and foreign donations
    Register all voters, including permanent residents
    Create ward system

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COPE Nominates Diana Day and Endorses Jean Swanson