Jordan Parente is young energetic and an activist
I met Jordan Parente at a constituency fundraiser on Wednesday. Although he has only officially been a candidate for two weeks, he is surrounded by lots of good community organizers, and has been active on issues for the past while.
Margaret Birrell is a longtime community organizer whom I first met in 1991, when she was executive director of the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities. Under Margaret's guidance, I worked for Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Yukon, and we led a provincial election campaign on disabilities issues. With Jordan under Margaret's wing, he will soon be flying strongly.
Jordan's family supporters showed up with support signs!
Jordan receives a cheque from Paul Faoro, president of CUPE 15. Jordan works for City of Vancouver, and Paul describes him as being a hard worker and busy with the young workers movement.