If you have a message for the government before the provincial election, you have an opportunity to let it be known.
Jennifer Hickey, the organizer of the ‘Post March’, says she drew inspiration from the Women’s March and the discussions that came out of that day.
“It opened my eyes to my privilege and something that I hadn’t really considered, and thinking that I’m a good person and donating to some charities isn’t really enough, and I really felt that it’s my responsibility to create a platform for people.”
Hickey says the public is invited to come to the Roundhouse Community Centre April 1st at 11 a.m. with written letters, or fill to out a template that you can download from the Post March Facebook Page.
She says that day they’ll be compiling the letters to be mailed all at once to the appropriate MP or MLA’s office.
“Once you’ve come down, written a letter, spent your Saturday doing this, now you’re invested and you’re engaged, and I think there is more of a likelihood that you’re gonna follow up and call somebody and say, ‘hey did you get my letter? Like, what are you gonna do about this.”
“If you are an elected official and you receive a letter, in my mind that would mean that’s a voter, so if they received 50 letters… a hundred… if everybody from the Women’s March wrote a letter and it arrived on the same day – probably going to pay attention to that.”
Hickey was a guest on CKNW Weekend with Charmaine De Silva.
You can hear the interview in its entirety below.