Thursday, April 25, 2013

 

Elections 2013

Holy Water 

Chilliwack candidates to debate on the state of local water April 30

Released by Sheila Muxlow, WWP

 

This poster was spotted on a storefront downtown earlier this week.

 

he WaterWealth Project is hosting a public conversation with all B.C. election candidates for the Chilliwack and Chilliwack-Hope ridings on critical water protection issues. Candidates will be asked where they stand on issues that impact our water wealth and how they plan to safeguard our home waters.

 

The WaterWealth campaign has been gaining momentum as its Declaration, which advocates for more community control over decisions that impact our home waters and stronger water protection legislation, approaches 1,000 signatures.

 

In just one week, almost 1,000 people have pledged to vote to protect their home waters, said WaterWealth Campaign Director Sheila Muxlow. Water is making a splash during this election because so much is at stake in the next four years. The representatives that will head to Victoria will be involved in major decisions that impact our home waters, and we want them going into office knowing how important water is to their constituents.

The WaterWealth Project is also asking election hopefuls to sign the Declaration following the all-candidates conversation. The Declaration is available to sign online at www.waterwealthproject.com. The election is May 14, 2013.

All the candidates for Chilliwack and Chilliwack-Hope have been invited. All have confirmed expect Chilliwack Liberal candidate John Martin.

EVENT DETAILS:

Date: Tuesday, April 30

Time: 6 pm

Location: Building 10, Stó:lō  Nation Resource Centre, Stó:lō Nation, 7201 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, V2R 4G5

Event livestream: http://www.livestream.com/waterwealthproject

 

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