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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

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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.

http://bit.ly/1HLZjC3

 

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

Alberta NDP Edmonton Strathcona AGM

ALBERTA NDP EDMONTON STRATHCONA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014ndp-logo
Hazeldean Community Hall
9630 – 66 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

6:30 PM
Social

7:30 PM
Guest Speaker:
Rod Loyola

Cultural Change through Community and Capacity Building

As progressives we often speak of the status quo and we reflect on how difficult it is to change.  It certainly is a challenge but it is not impossible. Join the Alberta NDP Edmonton Strathcona Electoral District Association for an evening of lively discussion as together we explore the elements for creating cultural change that will continue to strengthen the achievements of the Alberta NDP as we move forward.

Rod will be sharing some of his spoken word pieces as they relate to progressive culture and education.

The Privatization of Alberta’s Public Services

THE PRIVATIZATION OF ALBERTA’S PUBLIC SERVICESCouncil of Canadians Privatization Event
Should the Invasion Continue?
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February 20, 2014
Allendale Community Hall
6330-105A Street, Edmonton
(behind Allendale School)
7-10 PM 

Are you familiar with the ongoing efforts of the Alberta Government to allow for-profit healthcare? The City of Edmonton’s plan to build a SE LRT with private companies? Nestles corporation’s influence on the University of Alberta? The Alberta Government’s efforts to muzzle our public service unions? The loss of public control of our senior’s care, childcare, social services, post-secondary education and other public services?

Please join The Council of Canadians Edmonton Chapter and others who care about keeping public services public, accountable and democratically run by citizens. Refreshments provided.

Featuring : 

Tom Radford – Alberta Film Producer and his Film  – Common Ground : Defending the Public Sector  

Panel Discussion :
Bill Moore Kilgannon – Public Interest Alberta – Seniors Care, Childcare, Public/Private Partnerships
Rod Loyola – Non-Academic Staff Association (U of A) – Post-Secondary Education

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