CUPE BC’s Political Action Committee provides members with information about political choices and encourages them to participate in the political process. The committee also organizes training sessions and ensures CUPE BC’s voice is heard by elected bodies at all levels.

The committee is examining new ways to reach out to members and mobilize voters. With land line phone numbers quickly becoming a thing of past, CUPE BC is seeking innovative solutions to managing data and refining electronic communications. However, old tried and true techniques still work best - getting out the vote door-to-door, member to member.

CUPE members also live in the communities they work in, and care about all their neighbours affected by local government decisions. Everything from environmental sustainability, to compassionate housing policy, to zoning that impacts the local economy, CUPE members know that getting involved in elections is crucial in building strong communities.

Interested in getting involved? Contact the committee at [email protected].


Committee members

Tuesday Andrich
Local 1004
Denice Bardua
Local 4990
Dal Benning
General Vice President, Local 718
Harjit Birdi
Local 4177
Jeff Culhane
Local 403
Daljinder Gill
Local 2950
Deborah Hopper
Local 1858
Adam Jensen
Local 900
Cory Longley
Local 2403
Heidi Mann
Local 1285
Marcel Marsolais
Local 409
Jessica Sandy
Local 5278
Justin Schmid
Staff Advisor, Local 1004, Staff-BCRO/Div
Kelly Stalker
Local 523
Clay Suddaby
Communications advisor, Local Staff-BCRO/Div
Michelle Waite
General Vice President, Local 3479, CUPE BC Executive Board