New Westminster & District Labour Council endorses Jalen Bachra for School Board Trustee

January 10, 2024

To: MoveUP Members living in New Westminster

The New Westminster & District Labour Council has endorsed Jalen Bachra for school board trustee in the upcoming School District No. 40 by-election.

Jalen Bachra, 21, first became interested in government during his campaign to improve transit for Queensborough students attending New Westminster Secondary School. His advocacy was part of successful efforts to secure provincial government funding for a school bus and transit subsidies that promise to reduce the cost and commute times for students.

Jalen’s priorities include more space in schools, improved mental health resources, and support for learning about sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). If elected, he wants to focus on equity, anti-racism, the environment, and inclusion for people with a variety of needs.

Jalen also has prior experience with the school board, having served as a non-voting student trustee in 2020.

Learn more about Jalen Bachra here.

The by-election day takes place on Saturday, February 3 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m at the locations listed below.

  • Queen Elizabeth School, 921 Salter St.
  • Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary School, 1714 Eighth Ave.
  • Fraser River Middle School, 800 Queens Ave.
  • Glenbrook Middle School, 701 Park Cresc.
  • Skwo:wech Elementary School, 331 Richmond St.

You can also vote in advance on Wednesday, January 24 (Queensborough Community Centre – 920 Ewen Ave.) or Wednesday, January 31 (City Hall, Council Chamber – 511 Royal Ave.) between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information on how to vote, click here.

In solidarity,

Rysa Kronebusch & Annette Toth
Co-chairs, Political Action Committee

File Number: 24-MOVEUP-COMM-BLTN-NWDLC endorses Jalen Bachra for School Board Trustee Jan 10
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