Have your say in the BC NDP leadership race
July 20, 2022
To: MoveUP Members in BC
In late June, BC Premier John Horgan announced he would not be running in the next provincial election and intended to step down in his role as BC NDP leader. Members of the BC NDP will soon select the next leader of the BC NDP, and the next Premier of British Columbia.
MoveUP, like many other unions, is affiliated with the BC NDP and is an active participant within this political party, and hundreds of our members are actively involved with the BC NDP. The roots of the BC NDP come directly from the labour movement, and it is the only party that speaks for working people like all of us.
It is important for our members, whether you are in the public or private sector, to take part in choosing the next leader of the BC NDP. This bulletin will provide information on how to participate in the election of the next BC NDP leader.
Who is eligible to vote in this leadership race?
To be eligible to vote, you must be a BC NDP member in good standing. If you are not a BC NDP member, you will need to sign up by the deadline of September 4 to be able to vote.
To sign up as a member, visit bcndp.ca/join.
Who is eligible to be a BC NDP member?
If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who lives in British Columbia, and you are at least 12 years of age, you can become a member of the party.
I have donated to the BC NDP in the past. Am I automatically a member?
No, a donation does not automatically grant membership. You must fill out the membership application to become a member and to be eligible to vote.
When will voting take place?
The earliest date for the voting period to begin is November 13. The voting period is a maximum of 21 days.
When will BC NDP Party members receive information on how to vote?
The voting information will be sent to eligible BC NDP members one week before the voting period begins.
Who do I contact to confirm I am an eligible voting member of the BC NDP?
You can contact the BC NDP Provincial Office by phone at 1-888-868-3637 or 604-430-8600, or by email at email@example.com. You can also update your contact information at the same time.
I have more questions about the Leadership Race. Where can I find more information?
You can find out more information by visiting leadership2022.bcndp.ca.
Rysa Kronebusch and Annette Toth
Co-chairs, Political Action Committee