SAVE THE DATE: OneCity Nomination Meeting is June 16

If you joined OneCity before March 17, 2018, you'll be able to help Brandon secure a candidate spot for Vancouver City Council by voting for him - in person - at the OneCity nomination meeting. 

The Nomination Meeting will be Saturday, June 16th, at the Polish Community Centre. The meeting will begin at 2:00 PM with brief remarks from the candidates. Voting be take place until 4:30 PM, with results announced by 5:00. 

An advance poll will also be available on Wednesday, June 13 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Creekside Community Centre (1 Athletes Way) for those not available to attend the nominations meeting.

To vote, you must have become a member of OneCity by March 17, 2018. Please bring a government issued photo ID; or government, bank, or utility mail showing your name and the address we have on record. If you need to change your address, please email before June 9. A OneCity member can also vouch for the identity of one other OneCity member.

Young candidates on both left and right push to allow apartment buildings in every Vancouver neighbourhood

Young candidates on both left and right push to allow apartment buildings in every Vancouver neighbourhood

Brandon Yan, a prospective city council candidate for the left-wing OneCity Vancouver party, has been retweeting a slogan lately: From Boundary to Belmont.

The slogan refers to all the places the party thinks apartment buildings should be allowed to be built.

“The history of zoning is racist and classist,” said the 31-year old Yan, who works for the non-profit Out in Schools and is seeking a OneCity nomination this June. “(Single family zoning) excludes lower income people — the price of admission can be $3 million.”

Brandon Yan and Cara Ng: Car dwellers—how we are failing Vancouver's invisible homeless population

While forces of inequity cause people to sleep on sidewalks and in cars and tent cities, their right to exist in these spaces is often called into question or criminalized through anti-homeless, anti-poor bylaws and other dehumanizing strategies that deny them basic human dignity.

Out on Screen's Brandon Yan condemns Trump's reversal of U.S. protections for transgender students

On February 22, President Trump revoked President Obama’s policy that protected the civil rights of transgender public school students to use the washroom that matches their gender identity in their schools. This irresponsible use of power to perpetuate violence and injustice towards trans and gender variant youth is abhorrent and we condemn it unreservedly. Basic human dignity is non-negotiable.