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Encourage Leadership Candidates to Support Cycling

Three political parties, the BC NDP, BC Liberals and BC Conservative Party are in the midst of readership races. This is an excellent opportunity to engage and educate these political leaders on cycling. Please contact them through the links below and encourage them to support cycling.

Volunteering on their campaigns and going to campaign events are a great ways to show your support for cycling and build relationships with the candidates and their aids who may key people in government at some point.

Please indicate your support for the BCCC’s recommendations and in particular the four year investment of $175 million dollars per year totalling $700 million to fund bicycle paths, separated bike lanes and other high quality cycling facilities in communities and on provincial roads throughout BC. Investing in a Healthy Future is summary of the recommendations prepared for the candidates.

The message can be as short or as long as you want. The most important thing is to let them know that investing in cycling is important. It could include some or all of the following:
- The mention any of the other recommendations that are important to your or your community.
- What these recommendations and improved cycling would mean for you, your family and your community
- Specific cycling facilities you would like to see built
- Stories on what new cycling facilities have meant to you and your community
- Stories about impact of the lack of cycling facilities in your community

BC Liberals
Contact information for the candidates:
http://conservationvoters.ca/leadership-race-2011/liberal-candidates

BC NDP
Contact information for the candidates:
http://conservationvoters.ca/leadership-race-2011/ndp-candidates
Note that the deadline for new members to be eligible for the leadership was Feb. 4.

BC Conservative Party
Deadline for joining to vote in election of the party leader: May 7, 2011 at midnight
Leadership convention: May 28, 2011 – Details to be announced

Green Party of BC
The Green Party is not holding a leadership race.

The BCCC is also planning to survey the candidates. Stay tuned.

Please share this with your cycling friends.

This entry was posted in Campaigns.

One Comment

  1. Posted March 4, 2011 at 6:07 am | Permalink

    thanks for posting a link to the Green Party. “Conservation voters of BC” refused to provide a link to the Greens because they said it would “confuse” voters. I think environmentally aware voters are smarter than that.