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Sarah Miller

Mother, Photographer and Activist

Sarah Miller is a full-time working mom and one of the organizers of the FACE (Families Against Cuts to Education) Nanaimo group.

She's passionate about public education, health care, and the environment, which she feels is undermined and underfunded in British Columbia.
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Why I Am Voting For The B.C. NDP

This election I am voting NDP because I am tired of fundraising tens of thousands of dollars every year for basic supplies. I am tired of special needs students spending years on wait lists for support they need to fully participate in their education. I am tired of our school board having to decided which service or support they will cut every year. I am tired of attending consultations for school closures that pit communities against each other in fights over which school deserves to stay open.
05/03/2017 11:59 EDT
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Let's Talk About The Social Deficit Created By BC Liberals

I am tired of hearing about people dying every single day from overdoses while we still don't have a solid long term plan-a year after declaring a state of emergency. I'm tired of watching friends and family struggle more and more every year while costs of living skyrocket and wages remain stagnate. I am tired of fundraising endlessly to cover basic supplies at my sons school and watching other schools go without because they cant fundraise enough.
04/26/2017 09:39 EDT
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The Problem With Big Money In B.C. Politics, Explained

Eighty-six per cent of people in B.C. support banning corporate and union donations, with 76 per cent agreeing that the B.C. Liberals are only interested in helping their political donors and big businesses. The majority of us know that people don't just give away hundreds of thousands of dollars without expecting anything in return.
04/03/2017 12:39 EDT
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B.C. NDP Is More Than Just Its Leader

After all, you can hardly judge a book by it's cover, so why judge an entire party only on it's leader? As luck would have it every NDP MLA talked openly about anything we asked, and they all had issues they were passionate about.
03/27/2017 10:30 EDT
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John Horgan Is B.C. Premier Christy Clark's Polar Opposite

Listening to John speak and thoughtfully answering questions, you really did get a sense that he is just a regular guy who comes from humble beginnings, who at some point in his life decided that he wanted to make a positive difference. I for one am more then willing to give him that chance.
03/13/2017 03:17 EDT
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Nothing Heroic About $25M 'Funding Increase' For Public Schools

The B.C. Liberals have been cutting funding and supports for public schools. This year alone the government asked school board to find $25 million in "administrative cuts," last year it was $29 million. So this one-time funding announcement is not what I consider to be an addition to funding, but rather a reduction in this year's cuts.
06/03/2016 10:53 EDT
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Dear B.C. NDP, Please Get Your S**t Together

I have seen far too many supporters jump ship lately and the party that we know and love is fading into this mishmash of right and left policies, glazed over by a negative opposition tunnel vision that is getting us nowhere, fast. So please... listen to the people, build a strong platform and be the leaders this province so desperately needs.
04/12/2016 11:07 EDT
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All BC School Districts Are Struggling -- Not Just Vancouver

The BC Liberal government cites declining enrollment for both schools closures and constant cuts to overall funding. They blame school boards for mismanaging their money, constantly insisting they just need to cut the low hanging fruit. They blame teachers for asking for too much with their salaries and class size demands, despite the fact that we have some of the lowest paid teachers and highest class sizes in Canada.
03/04/2016 11:49 EST
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Stop Downplaying The Underfunding Of B.C. Schools

Dear Mike Bernier: If you truly believe there are no funding issues in our public schools, then I assume you think it is the job of parents and PACs to raise upwards of $30,000 a year to supply basic necessities for their children's school. Do you think that giving students in B.C. $1,000 less than the national average will offer them the best opportunities in their education?
02/29/2016 11:13 EST