Fletcher Opens Campaign Office
Prince George-Valemount NDP candidate Natalie Fletcher at campaign office opening- photo 250News
Prince George, B.C. – Natalie Fletcher says she’s rolling up her sleeves in her effort to win the riding of Prince George-Valemount for the NDP.
At the official opening of her campaign headquarters today, Fletcher says her team will have to “work harder than we ever have before” if they want to bring about change.
Fletcher, a long time Prince George resident and health care worker, addressed a gathering of about 40 people at her campaign office at Massey and Ospika. She received two hearty rounds of applause for two of the planks in the NDP platform, first, that the NDP will pay for their campaign promises by taxing the rich, and secondly that by the end of the NDP’s first term “not one person in British Columbia will work for less than $15 dollars per hour.”
She also spoke of the NDP’s plan to cut MSP premiums and fund health care and education to the necessary levels.
She says she decided to make the leap in the political realm to bring about change “When I see something that’s wrong, I want to change it.” Fletcher says for too long, “People are struggling, they are finding it harder and harder to live in B.C. and it’s really shameful.”
As for what she personally brings to the race? ” I care about people and I work hard, I am approachable.”
Fletcher is up against incumbent Liberal Shirley Bond and Green Candidate Nan Kendy.