cope meeting March 11 2018

Coalition of Progressive Electors

Immediate Release Contact:

Connie Hubbs 604 910 6719

12 March 2018 Rider Cooey 604 872 1382

COPE HOSTS CIVIC PROGRESSIVES

FOR ELECTION CAMPAIGN COORDINATION

VANCOUVER, BC

Unceded Coast Salish Territory

Representatives of several Vancouver political parties and community groups addressed a packed hall Sunday March 11 at the invitation of Vancouver’s Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE).

COPE Co-chair Connie Hubbs MC’d the meeting, which featured a panel of speakers: Pete Fry of the Greens, Alison Atkinson and Christine Boyle of One City, Derrick O’Keefe of the Tenants Union (VTU), Jean Swanson and Ishmam Bhuiyan of Marpole Students for Modular Housing.

The Vancouver & District Labour Council sent a statement to the meeting that was read out to the assembly.

All were determined to work against a city hall government dominated by “developer parties” in the civic election scheduled for October 20th.

Political party representatives all expressed willingness to discuss agreement on a progressive mayoral candidate, as well as on their numbers of candidates for Council, Park Board, and School Board.

After the meeting Hubbs expressed satisfaction with the results of the event. “There appears to be significant agreement among Vancouver’s civic progressives that we must cooperate to be successful in the upcoming campaign and election,” she said.

“Discussions were collegial, respectful, and sometimes humorous.”

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Contact:

Connie Hubbs 604 910 6719

Rider Cooey 604 872 1382

March 12 Press Release