President’s Welcome

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SLCBC President, Ginny Hasselfield

As President, SLCBC, I welcome you – and I invite you, and all registered Senior Liberals 60 years plus, to become active members of our Senior Liberals Commission, BC Section.

This coming year will be an eventful one. With an election on the horizon, we have high hopes for organizing an active troupe of senior volunteers in every region of British Columbia. Our Liberal constitution ensures every Electoral District Association (EDA) can include a Senior Representative, appointed by the SLCBC Executive, as a voting member. Our province is divided into 6 regions; each with an SLCBC Regional Director, whose goal it is to submit the name of a Senior Rep for every EDA. Any senior may nominate themselves for this position by sending your bio to your Regional Director. Click here to see a list of Riding Reps.

We are now entering the exciting days of Election Campaigning 2019.  B.C. Seniors can play a vital role in the coming election.  A critical part of modern election campaigns involves identifying who voters support and listening to their views on issues.  Telephone surveys (“phone banking”) is one of the ways this is determined.  The Liberal Party of Canada has a telephone surveying program that is easy to use.  All that is needed is a computer and a telephone.

The Senior Liberals Commission of B.C. is creating a “SWAT TEAM” that can help the Party by doing phone banking either from someone’s home or by going to the Liberal Party of Canada’s B.C.’s office in downtown Vancouver at 580 Hornby Street.  If you phone bank from your home, you’ll need a computer, access to the internet and a phone.  If you phone bank from the Liberal Office everything will be provided including the fun of working with a group.  In either case you will receive the necessary training to be very effective.

The Seniors “SWAT TEAM” will be used for a variety of subjects to help local campaigns.  If you are interested in joining the team or have questions, please contact me at ghasselfield@gmail.com or telephone the SLCBC office at 604-813-6409.

One of our most pressing issues is to put forward policy resolutions where they will be heard! At the 2018 Halifax biennial Policy Convention, the SLC was successful in having resolutions from our region prioritized in the top 15, now being considered in the context of Party Platform in the 2019 election; resolutions related to Healthcare(13) and Stable, Quality Jobs(15). Click here to download the 2018 Policy Resolutions.

We will advocate for those resolutions by entering into discussions with the BC Caucus, the National Party Platform Committee, and local EDAs. We will also begin the next grassroots process to identify policy resolutions for the 2023 election! We will implement innovative means to gather your ideas and participation, making certain the Party hears the voices from our province.

Contact us to be notified of new Blog postings containing updates and timely information on events such as Ministers visits to which you will be invited.

Seniors can make a significant contribution to policy and governance. Your voice is needed!

I look forward to working with you!

Ginny Hasselfield, President, SLCBC