It’s Now Or Never

I VOTED!If you’ve been thinking about what you can do to help build multi-party environmental leadership in the British Columbia election, it’s now or never.

Election Day is May 9. It’s a tight race. Candidates and their teams are planning their strategies for the last days of the campaign.

Which means this is precisely the moment for you to make a difference.

Six Candidates. Three Parties. Six Days. GO.

Your dollars can go a long way. Look no farther than the last provincial election for proof.

 

2013 BC Election Results

Riding

GreenPAC Candidate

NDP

Liberal

Green

Boundary-Similkameen

Colleen Ross

7,113

8,499

1,602

North Coast

Jennifer Rice (incumbent)

4,617

2,692

831

North Island

Dallas Smith

11,885

9,883

1,675

Oak Bay-Gordon Head

Andrew Weaver (incumbent)

7,536

7,767

10,722

Vancouver-Fairview

George Heyman (incumbent)

12,649

11,298

2,785

West Vancouver-Sea to Sky

Jordan Sturdy (incumbent)

6,966

11,275

2,359

 

In 2013, our endorsed candidate in Vancouver-Fairview, George Heyman (NDP), only won his seat by 5%. He’s been a strong environmental leader in the legislature ever since.

Our challengers in Boundary-Similkameen and North Island, Colleen Ross (NDP) and Dallas Smith (Liberal), are running in ridings
their parties lost by 7.6 and 8.5%, respectively. Which puts them both within the next tier of seats their campaigns are hoping to pick up this time.

Our three other incumbents—Jennifer Rice (NDP), Jordan Sturdy (Liberal), and Andrew Weaver (Green)—had wider margins of victory last time. But any campaigner will tell you that you never take a big lead for granted. And you never stop raising grassroot donations to support your candidate.

Endorsements That Put Environment First

If you live anywhere in British Columbia, whatever your political persuasion, you can direct your campaign dollars to a candidate with a proven track record for environmental leadership.

We endorsed our candidates after our BC Expert Panel took a close look at their past experience. We’re pleased, often amazed, by what they’ve achieved.

And we’re confident—with your donation today, and our continuing relationships with the incoming group of MLAs—that they’ll work across party lines to support the strong environmental legislation the province needs and deserves.

But the next week will make the difference.

The Tax Credit

The province’s political contribution tax credit makes it easier to dig deep and give generously.

You get 75% back on the first $100 you donate...that’s a $100 contribution to the candidate of your choice, for 25 bucks.

The province refunds 50% on contributions between $100 and $550.

Then one-third on anything over $550, up to a maximum tax credit of $500.

So the opportunity is right in front of you. But it’s now or never.

If you haven't completed the Candidate Matching Tool, take five minutes and get it done.

Once you've found your match...you know what to do next.

And on the morning of May 10, get set to wake up to a new generation of environmental leadership in British Columbia.


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