At SSMU, political campaigns are student-led causes for a social justice issue such as the climate crisis or police brutality. Some campaigns target McGill University, such as Divest McGill’s campaign to have McGill divest its investments from the fossil fuel industry, while others are directed at the government, like the Students’ for Peace and Disarmament campaign to have the City of Montreal join the ICAN Cities Appeal.
SSMU supports a variety of student-led causes as affiliated political campaigns, meaning SSMU has adopted an explicit mandate to grant them privileged support. Campaigns that are not affiliated with SSMU, independent political campaigns, can also receive support from SSMU. For more information on how to gain support from SSMU for a political campaign, check out the Guide to Political Campaigns!