Thank you! Letter to the Constituents of Edmonton Ellerslie

Dear constituents of Edmonton Ellerslie,

I owe you all an immense debt of gratitude for putting your faith and hope into Alberta’s NDP, Leader Rachel Notley, and myself to represent you in the Legislature. Due to each and every one of you who cast a ballot for our party, politics in Alberta will start to transform and bring hope to all Albertans, regardless of who they voted for.  As we begin to move forward, we will implement the policy changes highlighted in our party’s platform and follow through with our vision.

This is an important time for Alberta. A great opportunity lays before us as representatives to engage in meaningful consultation with our constituents and focus on overcoming the challenges we are currently experiencing, while at the same time recognizing what parts of the system already work for all Albertans. It cannot be stated enough: I am here to serve you. I am here to listen to you, to help identify solutions to our common issues, and to implement those changes in the best interest of all our communities.

As we all move forward together, I will approach my role through building genuine relationships focused on strengthening our communities. I am eager to get to work and to continue building unity among members of this constituency, so that together we may increase engagement and participation in our democracy.

It is with a humble heart that I again thank you for the confidence you have placed in me by electing me to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.  You have voted for change, and Rachel Notley and I, along with many other great MLAs, plan on delivering that change.

Yours Truly,

Rod Loyola
Member-Elect
Legislative Assembly of Alberta

Come for a Visit

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Love the NDP? Love free food? What would you say if we told you you could enjoy BOTH at the same time? Probably “When and where?!” The answer is this upcoming Saturday at eleven at Loyola campaign headquarters!

Rod Loyola Alberta NDP BBQ
Saturday, May 2, 2015
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
6107 – 28 Avenue NW

Join Team Loyola for burgers and hot dogs and sides (as well as vegetarian options). Come by for a last minute lawn sign, sign up for an election day shift, or just stop by for a friendly chat with Rod and his crew. All are welcome!

Candidates Forum @ T.D. Baker School

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The Social Capital Coalition gave us a great opportunity to have an all-candidates forum for Edmonton-Ellerslie at TD Baker School, which the NDP and PC candidates accepted. At this debate, Rod stressed the importance of lower tax rates for small businesses, a small corporate tax increase for large businesses, protecting and fully funding public health care, and giving seniors better options for home care.

Going Strong!

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Since the Provincial Leaders debate, support in Edmonton Ellerslie has really grown.    You can feel the shift.  We’ve ordered more signs (just for private lawns) because of the demand.  Rachel Notley has done a tremendous job presenting our plan and Albertans are loving it.  We’re coming into the home stretch now, and  we really need our supporters to get out and vote.  You can vote early if it’s more convenient for you at:

THE STEPPES EAST

101 1253 91 STREET SW

Advance Voting Dates:

Wednesday, April 29, 2015   9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 30, 2015   9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 1, 2015   9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 2015   9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Election Day Volunteers Needed

Hello everyone, please help share this message on social media and help recruit volunteers for E-day. Suggest that they volunteer for the campaign and complete the electronic form.

Dear Edmonton Ellerslie Constituents and friends,
We are 9 days away from the most important election in a long time. Team Loyola is moving into Election Day planning mode and we need your help.
We need hundreds of volunteers to help with our E-day strategy!
This is an opportunity for you to make history!
Sign up now to be Team Loyola E-day Volunteer and let’s get the job done.

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Early Provincial Election Right Around the Corner

By now I am sure that all of you have heard that eight Wildrose MLAs, including Leader Daniel Smith, have joined the Progressive Conservative caucus to be part of the governing party. We can all agree that it is a sham, especially considering that in the 2012 provincial election people voted for the PCs only because they wanted to hold the Wildrose at bay.

Members of both parties have now proven that there is no difference between Wildrose and PC policy, especially when it comes to cutting public services putting the economy before hard working Albertans. This begs the question: Why do some Albertans vote for the Wildrose? In my opinion, it is because they are a populist party that gives the perception that they are standing up for average Albertans.  This coupled with the fact that many Albertans don’t truly know the Alberta NDP and for what we stand.

Now more than ever, it’s up to every New Democrat to get out into public spaces and encourage debates on public policy and share our vision for a more economically viable plan that puts Albertans first. The time has come for each one of us to stand our ground and like Rachel says, make history. The time for the NDP is now if we want it badly enough.

An early election is just around the corner and I, being the nominated candidate for the Alberta NDP in Edmonton Ellerslie, am ready to fight hard to make it into the Alberta Legislature, but I can’t do it alone. Although we have a great core group of volunteers already working for the campaign we could always use more. Volunteer Today! Only a grassroots initiative is going to help us win in the next election and that is why we need you on board.

Let’s work hard together to bring the PC dynasty to an end and begin a new era of progressive politics in Alberta.

Always yours,

Rod Loyola

The Biggest Myth of All

While crisscrossing the province for the last few months, I’ve been listening to all kinds of people tell me about their hopes and their ideas and their fears. It’s a leader’s job to solve problems, especially whatever people fear. And sometimes, the reason they’re afraid is shifty people on a shifty payroll that have been feeding them big, fat lies.

And the biggest doozy I’ve heard, repeated to me by people who are genuinely afraid for their jobs and their future, is that the Alberta NDP won’t protect their jobs in the oil and gas sector.

So let’s set the record straight, and wash away these oily lies once and for all.

If you work for a living, we are your party. Not the party of millionaires and billionaires who lay you off and fire you to buy an extra yacht. We’re the party of the people who actually make this province run by the strength of their own hands and work ethic, some of whom are working two jobs just to make the rent. Some of those families are struggling to keep up with the mortgage or pay for their kids’ education but with a dwindling pension to look forward to.

The Alberta NDP is working day and night for good paying jobs, jobs with dignity so that Albertans can feed their families, plan their futures, save for retirement, and take a vacation while they’re healthy enough to enjoy it. We’re the party of real folks with real concerns about why they’re working so hard but still going further into debt. And we’re the party with real plans to make their work and lives better.

The PCs and Wildrosers say they love law and order. But when it comes to law and order for oil & gas, and making those billionaires pay modest royalties for becoming the wealthiest people on the planet, suddenly the PC-Wildrosers become bleeding heart conservatives. They cry and whine for poor billionaires, but they can’t answer the telephone to address your family’s needs. The PC-Wildrosers would have you think that requiring billionaires to stop picking our royalties-pockets will make them cut and run, and abandon all the Albertans whose sweat made them rich right here. But not even billionaires can pack all that oil into a truck and disappear into the night, not even if Jim Prentice and Danielle Smith are taking turns at the wheel. So they’re not going anywhere.

And that’s because unlike the PC-Wildrosers, governments in the rest of the world don’t give oily lip-service to their citizens when it comes to the oil wealth of their birthright. Around the world, some of these same corporations are paying up to 75 cents on the dollar, and they’re still making billions! So how much do PC-Wildrosers think is fair? Nine cents. That’s right. In other places, oil billionaires hand over most of the wealth that actually belongs to the citizens. But PC-Wildrosers want you stuck with candy money. They don’t want you to know about world royalty standards, because they want their mega-rich oil friends and the oily lobbyists who work for them to keep on keeping all your money. Why buy the Alberta cow when you can get the oil for free? Meanwhile they want you, the real people doing the real work of Alberta, living paycheque to paycheque with the highest household debt and anxiety in Canadian history.

But here’s the good news. The Alberta NDP has a plan. Develop Alberta oil sustainably. Keep Albertans’ wealth in Albertans’ pockets, not in billionaires’ bank accounts in the Cayman Islands. Our plan will keep tradespeople working for years and years, and create the post-oil, high-tech economy of the future. The PC-Wildrosers just want to rip it and ship it. They don’t know what leadership is. But they know what servicing billionaires is, because that’s their real job. The Alberta NDP knows we need to make the future today. For all of us. Our plan makes a prosperous Alberta for all blue collar and white collar workers and their families by modernising royalty collection and investing our money back into a renewable resource, 21st century technological future.

So please, the next time lobbyists, special interests, think tanks, and other professional falsifiers working for billionaires try to tell you that the NDP will hurt jobs, tell them that they’re crude liars. They’ve mucked up our oil wealth by handing over the safety deposit box key to billionaires. I’ll help get that key back. Together we’re going to build an economy with dignified jobs and a world-class standard of living for you and your loved ones. The PC-Wildrosers want you to think about everything except who’s paying them to keep quiet about selling out your future. We want you to work with us to build the future into the best it can possibly be.

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Volunteer with Alberta NDP Team Rod Loyola in Edmonton Ellerslie

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Volunteer for Team Rod Loyola and help another Alberta NDP candidate into the Alberta Legislature.

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We are looking for people with a variety of skills and varying degrees of knowledge when it comes to political campaigns.  If you’ve never volunteered for a campaign before, that is okay, we are dedicated to helping build capacity and train volunteers in a number of areas: strategic planning, event planning, data entry, public speaking, door knocking, public relations, communications, social media and more. Let us help build your skills as we work together to build a successful campaign.

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