THE GINGER GROUP HAS BEEN FORMED TO:
1. Address the democratic deficit within the provincial NDP;
The Ginger Group believes that the current leadership of the provincial NDP has lost its sense of direction and vision, along with the confidence of a large number of NDP members and supporters. It is imperative that the Provincial NDP immediately address the democratic deficit within the Party.
Further, the Group believes that too much power has been concentrated in the hands of the Table Officers. The ultimate decision making power must be returned to
2. Refocus the Party on the environmental, social, and economic crises, particularly Climate Change, which confront the ordinary citizens of BC, and provide a sense of agency and belonging for the alienated membership of the party.
The Group believes that the leadership of the Party has insulated itself from the membership and appears to be incapable of, or unwilling to, address these crises.
This alienation is destroying the Party.
3. Return the Party to its democratic Socialist roots.
THE GINGER GROUP HAS THEREFORE GATHERED TOGETHER LIKE-MINDED PROVINCIAL NDP MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS TO:
A) Restore to the membership the power to decide policy and to choose our organizational and political leadership.
B) Restore our Party as a vigorous advocate for, and an agent of, social justice.
C) Commit our Party to protection of the environment, including the initiation of real actions to deal with Climate Change
D) Commit our Party to offering a clear and unambiguous socialist economic model to replace the failed capitalist system which is destroying our environment, undermining basic human rights, and robbing our citizens of their share in the common wealth of our province.
THE GINGER GROUP WILL ACCOMPLISH THE GOALS ABOVE THROUGH:
Resolutions at the bi-annual Provincial Convention to further these goals;
Electing Provincial leaders who advance the economic principles of socialism (ie. production for use and not for profit)
Electing leaders at the Constituency level who will work towards these goals.