Hi folks! I wanted to share with you info on the important campaign to have my comrade Dru Oja Jay elected on the board of directors for Mountain Equipment Co-operative! Voting runs until March 31st 2011.
Chances are you have probably shopped at MEC once in your life and therefore you are a member. If you haven't I bet you know someone who has! Forgot your membership number? So did I but after 40 seconds on the phone with them they found the info I needed to vote! Dru will need about 10'000 votes to win and so it is crucial that every person across Canada that cares about building strong cooperatives as well as social and climate justice vote for Dru.
Dru is running on a platform based on four main principles and I invite you to check out his site to learn about his positions on these themes.
- Democratic participation of the membership
- Effective environmental advocacy
- Support for cooperatives
- Social justice and strengthening our commitment to ethics
I believe in Dru's ability to push MEC to stop purchasing products from war profiteer's and to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction campaign that 171 Palestinian civil society groups called on to end the occupation.
I believe in Dru's capacity to educate MEC members how the current $2 million environmental fund used is supporting SUNCOR and promoting the expansion of tar sands in Alberta.
Dru is a tireless organizer who continues to help dozens of groups and campaigns across Canada. If there is one person I trust to put the pressure on MEC it is him. I hope you will take the 2 minutes to vote for him and please consider emailing your friends and passing along the info on twitter and facebook.
In solidarity and struggle,