Blog entry 82 - Campaign hits the high notes

Mi-mi-mi-mi... an opera singer warming up? No, just another day of more media, many municipalities and a mondo meeting -- and they’re all singing the Key Campaign’s song (even if it’s only got three notes).

First note: This is a double-note -- a duet of great media coverage. First, we have an article in 24 Hours about how the Union of BC Municipalities will debate throwing its collective weight behind the Key Campaign next week. And the extra beat is a very nice story by Steven Heywood in the Peninsula News Review (a Sidney-based community newspaper) on how the crunch affects Friendship Housing Co-operative.

Second Note: Remember that resolution Metro Vancouver passed back in March? Well, it’s now on the agenda of the Union of BC Municipalities’ convention in Whistler as a resolution (see above article in 24 Hours). If it’s passed, that means CHF BC’s campaign for a rent supplement program for low-income and other co-op members will have the official support of every municipality in the province. Now that’s a lovely note...

Third Note: Perhaps the highest note on this short scale: that mondo meeting in Surrey is for all housing co-ops inSurrey, Delta and Langley. We want a packed house on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Birch Housing Co-op. And it’s really important, since part of that vast track of territory is Coleman Country (Walnut Grove Co-op is right in his riding). Send Housing Minister Rich Coleman a message that you care. All co-op members welcome! (link here).