Writing Support For Local Politician #endvawp

Oakville North-Burlington MP Pam Damoff shone a light on the issue of threats and abuse in politics.  In May she announced she will not seek re-election and cited as factors the toxicity and incivility in politics.  CFUW Oakville advanced our policy intention last year, specifically addressing the need to advocate for ending violence against women in politics.  Pam had been a supportive resource as our advocacy team prepared that resolution. 

The leaders of CFUW Oakville drafted and sent a letter to Pam acknowledging her contribution and stating support.  Do take the time to read the letter which you will find HERE

You can read more about Pam Damoff’s time in office since 2015 in an Oakville News article below, dated May 14.  Her dedication to constructive public service is clear.  Her future path will almost certainly feature more of the same interest and caring for her community, even if not in the same political office.

Just last week an article in Burlington Today (see below) reported that Halton Elected Representatives (H.E.R.)  had experienced incidents of harassment and abuse, inspiring them as early as November, to prepare a statement.  Their statement was released last week and included a pledge to support women in office and to work towards change.

Linked Articles

Pam Damoff proud of her time as MP, but not seeking re-election due to abuse, threats (Oakville News May 14)

Halton’s female politicians pledge support for each other, rally for change in face of abuse (Burlington Today May 18)

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