In Vancouver, working people, students, and seniors are facing a growing crisis of housing affordability. Rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is now $2,000, there are over 2,100 people sleeping on the streets, and transit and daycare fees are increasing every year. But now we're coming together to elect Jean Swanson, Anne Roberts, and Derrick O'Keefe as councillors who will fight for a Rent Freeze and a Mansion Tax to fund more affordable housing. We've united under the banner of COPE to Win the City We Need. Find out more about how you can get involved and help out.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE), which was formed in 1968 as a coalition of the Vancouver and District Labour Council, housing activists, and environmental groups. COPE believes that residents and social movements can advocate for policies that address the needs of people, not the profits of real estate developers and speculators. In 2002-5, COPE elected majority governments on city council, park board and school board. After 13 years of Vision and NPA rule, the city faces an unprecedented crisis. It’s time for a political revolution at City Hall. Vote COPE on October 20th 2018.