Top 10 things you can do to support the $10aDay Plan

We’re only weeks away from election day in BC, and thanks to supporters like you the $10aDay campaign has built an incredible amount of momentum. Now we need your help to get to the finish line and make sure that this election, we make access to affordable, quality child care a reality in BC.

We've had a lot of people ask us — "How can I get involved and support the $10aDay campaign?".

Here are the top 10 ways you can make a difference:

1. Email your local candidates

Since launching our new online tool last week, we’ve already had close to 1,000 supporters send emails to their local MLA candidates. Simply enter your postal code into our online tool, and your local candidates will be targeted automatically. You can send our pre-written message, or customize it to add your own voice.


2. Tweet your local candidates

With the popularity of our “Email your Local Candidates” tool, we’ve decided to launch two additional tools to help you reach out to your local candidates. With our first new tool, simply enter your postal code and you will be able to automatically target your local candidates on twitter.


3. Call your local candidates

We’ve also launched another online tool that you can use to call your local candidates to ask them to support the $10aDay Plan. Enter in your phone number and postal code, and the tool will automatically generate a call to your phone number and connect you via phone with your local candidates. We’ve also included some suggested questions and talking points that you can use when speaking with your candidates.


4. Attend an All Candidates meeting and ask your local candidates to support the $10aDay Plan in person.

With the election in full swing, your candidates will be hosting local debates and knocking on doors in your neighbourhood. These are key opportunities to let them know that you are voting for child care. Check out our guide to talking to your local candidates about BC's child care crisis and the $10aDay Plan.



5. Mobilize on the ground in your local community

We need your help mobilizing on the ground in your local community to spread the word about the $10aDay Plan. Sign up to volunteer, and we’ll mail you a package of outreach materials that you can use to help spread the word about the $10aDay Plan in your local community. Ways you can mobilize on the ground include:

  • Putting up posters in child care spaces, coffee shops, community centres, and other visible locations in your neighbourhood
  • Leaving drop cards in your neighbours’ mailboxes and on their doorsteps
  • Collecting petition signatures in your community and mailing us your completed petition sheets
  • Getting your friends, neighbours, and family to sign the $10aDay petition by texting ‘SIGN’ to 604-670-4911.

We are a small organization that relies on help from supporters like you, so spending even an hour of your time spreading the word about the $10aDay Plan in your local community will have a huge impact. Sign up to volunteer today!



6. Join our Election Day Thunderclap campaign

Join our Election Day Thunderclap campaign, and help us send a mass message on May 9th that this election day you'll be voting for affordable, quality child care.



7. Update your Facebook profile picture

Help increase the visibility of the $10aDay Plan by adding at $10aDay overlay to your Facebook profile picture.


8. Share the $10aDay Petition on Facebook & Twitter

Help us recruit even more supporters to the $10aDay campaign by sharing our $10aDay petition on Facebook and Twitter.




9. Share our latest Facebook posts & tweets with your friends & family

Visit us on Facebook and Twitter, and share/repost/retweet our latest campaign news. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to make sure you’re getting the latest news right in your feed.




10. Donate $10 to support the $10aDay campaign

We are a small, grassroots organization with a limited budget, so every dollar you donate — however small — will make a big difference. Your $10 donation for the $10aDay Plan will help us reach even more families and supporters across BC, and launch additional engagement tools to help make sure your voice is heard loud and clear by your local MLA candidates.


*Bonus* - Join us for a Stroller Brigade in Downtown Vancouver on May 6th!

If you're in the Vancouver area, join us on May 6th for a $10aDay Stroller Brigade in Downtown Vancouver!

The Stroller Brigade will start at the Roundhouse Community Centre at 10:30am with family-friendly activities like balloons and face painting. We'll then proceed together up Davie street, ending up at at Emery Barnes Park at noon for a picnic lunch (bring your picnic lunch and blanket).

Click here for more info, or check out the event on Facebook.


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