With her experience and expertise, Melanie is a strong principled voice for equality and justice for our community. Let's make continue making history together by re-electing Melanie Mark to the BC Legislature. - Jenny Kwan, MP Vancouver East and former Vancouver Mt. Pleasant MLA

Melanie has deep roots in community activism and Mount Pleasant residents are much better off for her efforts. She is a dedicated, focused, smart and passionate MLA. We need her in Victoria. - Joy MacPhail, former MLA for Vancouver Hastings-Sunrise

Melanie Mark is a strong voice, representing and advocating for some of the most vulnerable people in our community. Our community has a proud record of blazing trails and making history. Let's continue that by sending this amazing woman to Victoria to represent us all." — Libby Davies, former MP for Vancouver East

 We are deeply honored and proud to declare our support for Melanie Mark in her campaign to win the upcoming election in Vancouver-Mount Pleasant. - Joan & Grand Chief Stewart Phillip

I'm proud to endorse Melanie Mark for MLA in Vancouver - Mt Pleasant. She's has been a fierce advocate for the most vulnerable in our province - many of whom live right here in our community - and I know she'll give a voice to the environment and a sustainable economy. - Andrea Reimer, Former Vancouver City Councilor

I wholeheartedly support the re-election of Melanie Mark for MLA for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant. This riding is a great fit for Melanie to utilize the knowledge and skills that she has developed over many years of working directly with community members and organizations. Her drive, commitment, broad-based knowledge, and strong work ethic will help her to meet the unique needs of the Vancouver-Mount Pleasant constituents. - Lynda Gray, author of First Nations 101 and former Executive Director of the Urban Native Youth Association

As a working single mother Melanie understands the stresses lack of quality affordable childcare has on a family. Parents in Vancouver-Mount Pleasant will be fortunate to have a strong advocate who will fight to make sure families receive the support they need. - Sharon Gregson, Childcare Advocate

We have needed for a long time to have representatives of our First Nations in the legislature, in particular First nations women, and I cannot think of a better candidate to fulfil this role. She is warm, hard-working and open-minded, she listens to people’s concerns and takes them to heart. I would feel incredibly lucky to have her represent our community as our member of the legislative assembly. I am confident that Melanie has the skills, character and life experience to carry out such an important responsibility. - Maryvon Delanoë, Long  time Strathcona resident

I have only recently met Melanie and was immediately impressed by her enthusiasm, optimism and unabashed willingness to take on issues, whatever they might be.  Her own life and work experiences have exposed her to the essential issues facing many British Columbians.  She would be an excellent representative for Vancouver Mount Pleasant and a refreshing addition to the NDP Party I whole heartedly endorse her bid for this nomination. - Joyce Preston, Retired Social worker, former child, Youth and Family Advocate for British Columbia, former Director of Social Planning for the City of Vancouver, manager and social worker for the Ministry for Children and Families for 20 years

I thought Melanie was impressive with her vast experience in Mt. Pleasant, and then I got the opportunity to meet her. I was completely amazed by her enthusiasm, determination and love for the community. She cares deeply about this place and I know will make an excellent MLA for Mt. Pleasant. We are in good hands with Melanie Mark. - Samantha Monckton, Strathcona resident and small business owner

I’m supporting Melanie Mark because I believe she is the best person to represent the constituency of Mount Pleasant. Melanie has both professional and experiential knowledge of many of the issues that touch the residents of the riding. That matters to me, because this is my home. Melanie is a fighter. With a powerful intellect and grounded well in her heart, Melanie Mark will be a strong voice for our community. From our affordable housing crisis to the failings of our foster care system, I know Melanie will fight for Mount Pleasant and social justice for all British Columbians. - Trish Kelly- writer, social justice activist and past co-chair of the Vancouver Food Policy Council

What impresses me about Melanie Mark is her commitment to rights based treatment for our children - especially our most vulnerable children.  For Melanie, when it comes to children it's not about good wishes, or charity, or political trade-offs.  It's about children's right to a safe, secure and productive life. - David Chudnovsky, retired teacher and MLA for Vancouver Kensington, past President of the BC Teachers Federation

I am honoured to support Melanie Mark, as a candidate, I have known her for approximately 15 years and have witnessed her growth and development in her professional development and achievements. Melanie is a young woman with strong leadership, advocacy, communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills. She manages to balance her strong work ethic with providing her family with quality time. Melanie has the ability to make sound decisions and demonstrates ingenuity in achieving results. Throughout her educational and professional life Melanie has maintained strong ties to her cultural practices, customs and tradition. Melanie has been involved in many roles of governance within the Aboriginal and community at large and has provided an excellent role model to youth from many communities. I believe she will make an excellent Member of the Legislative Assembly. - Susan Tatoosh, Executive Director of Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society

I first met Melanie approximately 20 years ago when I was employed with the Vancouver Police Department and she was working with  Save The Children, I remember being impressed with her knowledge and work ethics, she has matured and grown from those days to become an incredibly strong voice for all People ,I was extremely happy when she informed me she was running for office just recently, her background in  the Representative for Children and Youth office and her knowledge of the many issues and her commitment to making Vancouver a better place to live will make her an excellent candidate for office. - Dave Dickson, retired Police Officer still working in the Downtown Eastside