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Jean Swanson
Vancouver City Councillor. Join the movement for a political revolution at City Hall:
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Ilhan Omar Jul 17
You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise. -Maya Angelou
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Jean Swanson Jul 16
In defense of me. Ha ha "The only thing that trickles down from the top is oppression."
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Jean Swanson Jul 16
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Spent a couple hours at Oppenheimer park today with for news conference to call in all levels of govt to fund good housing for the residents. Dispersing tenters is not safe for anyone
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Jean Swanson Jul 16
The solution is very simple. Take some tax money from people who can afford to pay, and there’s lots of them, and use that money to build housing so no one has to sleep on the street.
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Jean Swanson Jul 16
"She said, however, that much more federal and provincial funding is needed to house the more than 2,000 people recently counted as 'sleeping rough' in the city, an official tally that likely underrepresents the total number of homeless people."
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Jean Swanson Jul 15
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Yarrow serves low-income immigrant seniors in Chinatown and the DTES. Incredible group that deserves our recognition and support:
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Jean Swanson Jul 15
Congratulations to the dedicated youth volunteers at for receiving the Healthy City for All award!
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Jean Swanson Jul 15
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As a city with an affordable housing crisis, we have a responsibility to capture some of the increased value from this project for the community and for affordability.
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Jean Swanson Jul 15
Little Mountain used to be a home for 224 low-income families. This council has received 0 rezoning applications for low-income units. The housing we need isn't being built by the private market.
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Jean Swanson Jul 5
Powell Street festival folks are being awesome, refusing to displace Oppenheimer park tenters as they were displaced in 1942. Respect!
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Jean Swanson Jun 28
“It’s a race against time...this is a battle of epic proportions.” We’ve been to jail to stop this pipeline, and we’d do it again. Whatever we can do to stand with local First Nations and push for climate justice
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Jean Swanson Jun 26
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But ultimately, we have to work towards giving Indigenous land back.
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Jean Swanson Jun 26
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Council also approved scoping out a city-wide colonial audit, similar to the Park Board's. Their 2018 reports, both written by Indigenous women, were pretty radical for a city department.
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Jean Swanson Jun 26
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We'll hear staff's review of the report in the fall.
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Jean Swanson Jun 26
This morning council approved staff's report back on reconciliation work. I asked how we'd work on recommendations in the Red Women Rising (RWR) report: adding an Indigenous reparations property tax, ending the criminalization of homelessness, etc.
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Ishmam Bhuiyan 🌷 Jun 23
Organizing is draining in every way imaginable, but how can you not swell up with elation when you see~200 people gather to fight for housing justice on a Sunday? Thank you to everyone who came out to our city's first-ever people's housing summit.
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Jean Swanson Jun 18
Attended news conference today opposing Trudeau’s pipeline decision. Hands up to indigenous land and water protectors! Onward to stop the pipeline.
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Jean Swanson Jun 17
Lots of folks against the pipeline at the rally this weekend. Federal decision on the pipeline expected tomorrow. Nayeli Jimenez said "the pipeline expansion is incompatible with the notion of a climate emergency."
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Jean Swanson Jun 17
Folks at the tent city in Oppenheimer Park call my city cellphone: “It’s snowing, Jean, what can you do to help us?” Or “The cops are coming again.” Or “They put up a fence. If they kick us out where can we go?”
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Jean Swanson Jun 12
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