Winning system-level change means building power both inside and outside of the government.
Inside the halls of power, we need social movement-backed candidates pushing bold policy solutions. Out in the streets, we build outside pressure through movements that are powerful enough to pressure governments to act.
We animated this “inside / outside” strategy of social change in a 2-minute video with Danny Glover, because we see it as a key approach to governing in the face of the climate crisis. We simply cannot achieve the speed and scale of change we need without massive policy changes fueled by federal spending.
While The Leap was always a non-partisan project, it was never an apolitical one — The Leap Manifesto launched during a federal election in Canada, and we encouraged all parties to address its demands.