Vancouver – Mable Elmore officially launched on Jan. 17, her campaign to be the NDP’s candidate in Vancouver-East at a campaign rally at the ANZA Club.
Speaking to a packed room of supporters, Elmore pledged to build on Libby Davies’ extraordinary legacy and through a commitment to grassroots organizing and by fighting for what matters to the people of Vancouver East and to all Canadians. “When we organize and when we fight for our values, we win,” said Elmore.
“In today’s Canada, we have to take that lesson to heart like never before. Because only if we organize, only if we unite, only if we fight – together! – will we win and stop the Harper government,” she added.
Elmore was joined by community organizer Wendy Lawrence; retired union activist, Marion Pollack; historian and curator, Naveen Green; UNITE HERE! Local 40 President Robert Demand and Hereditary Chief Gordon August. They said Mable’s unique ability to organize and bring people together for social change made her the right candidate for Vancouver-East.
Before her election as an NDP MLA in 2009, Elmore was a community organizer and activist on many issues including human rights, peace and climate change. She co-founded the Women’s Rights Committee at the Vancouver and District Labour Council and was a StopWar.ca co-chair.
Since becoming an MLA, she continues to mobilize and unite people around common issues, regardless of their background.