Vancouver, the NPA and Peter Ladner for Mayor

I’m blogging on behalf of Vancouver City Councilor Peter Ladner. You may or not be aware that tonight the NPA Board overturned any bid to challenge Sam Sullivan for his mayoralty candidacy within the NPA. Peter wants a chance to run as mayor under the NPA against Sam. He needs your help.

The fight has only begun. Last night, the NPA board made the decision that all elected NPA candidates that are currently elected cannot have their candidacy challenged: They will automatically be on the ballot without facing a challenge by any other interested candidates within the NPA. Peter wants to challenge Sam Sullivan as the NPA mayoralty candidate and needs your support.

Peter has an impeccable record: he has consistently proven his popularity in the polls, coming ahead of Sam every time in every election, when they were both city councilors. Vancouver wants Peter – we are hearing this over and over again.

I’m not going to bash Sam. His record is public.

Peter needs your help. It’s simple. On April 22nd, the NPA will be holding their AGM. Despite last night’s ruling, we will continue to sign up new members and on April 22nd, we need you to show up at the AGM, membership cards in hand, and let Sam Sullivan know that we will not be bullied. Peter Ladner is the better choice for Vancouver and the NPA, and he can win.

Peter needs your help
. You have to join the NPA to get Peter there!

I know it’s a huge commitment to join any political party – I’m pretty left wing, and I’ve always been a Cope or Vision kind of gal, but I also know Peter, have for years. He’s alright. Rides his bike to work, doesn’t think much of twinning the bridges, wears fun shirts, loves his kids and wife and is not happy about getting shot downtown.

I also believe in democracy, so this is why I’m on side with him. If you want to support Peter, at this point, it means membership.


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