United Way of the Lower Mainland

United Way of the Lower Mainland

March 18, 2015 16:40 ET

United Way Supports Yes Vote; Joins Better Transit and Transportation Coalition

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 18, 2015) - United Way of the Lower Mainland has joined the Better Transit and Transportation Coalition in support of the transportation improvement tax.

"United Way believes that every person who lives here should have access to the same opportunities to build a better life for themselves. The half percent tax increase is a fair and equitable way to help vulnerable populations like lower-income working families and seniors," says Michael McKnight, President & CEO, United Way of the Lower Mainland.

Find out why transit improvements are important to lower-income working families and seniors at a news conference:

Where:
Boardroom, United Way of the Lower Mainland, 4543 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C.
When:
Thursday, March 19, 12:00 pm (noon) to 1:00 pm.
Who:
Michael McKnight, President & CEO, United Way of the Lower Mainland
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Representatives of the Better Transit and Transportation Coalition will include:
Aaron Ekman, Secretary-Treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour
Elizabeth Model, Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association

About United Way of the Lower Mainland

United Way is a charitable organization established over 80 years ago to support families, children and seniors in need. We are leaders in our field developing partnerships, tracking progress, and bringing the right people together to initiate change. UWLM funds 150 agencies throughout the Lower Mainland to deliver more than 450 programs and services. Last year, we helped 400,000 people in the Lower Mainland. For more information, visit www.uwlm.ca.

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