As some of you may know, at the last Alberta NDP Convention I was acclaimed as the Vice-President for the Edmonton Region along with Peggy Wright who was elected to represent Edmonton. I take this responsibility very seriously. It’s important to build the Alberta NDP as we prepare for the next Alberta General Election but more importantly for the many years to come if we hope to gain more New Democrat MLAs in the Legislature. For this reason I have decided not to seek the Federal NDP nomination as planned and to focus on building the Alberta NDP instead. It was a difficult decision to make. There are a number of federal issues that I have been actively involved in for many years; however, there are provincial issues that are just as important, healthcare and Education and the potential privatization of each by the PCs and Wildrose being just a couple that deserve our focus.
In my new role with the party I hope to work with many of you to build on achievements that have been established to date. There are a couple of initiatives we are recruiting volunteers for, the most immediate is to form a team to table at community and labour events in Edmonton. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity please get in touch with me by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
In solidarity always,