Make Change Happen: Politics

Copy_of_Make_Change_Happen_-_Politics_green__other_text_white_-_no_date.pngPCE is calling on Alberta citizens who are concerned about the direction of education to take action and make a proactive impact in the political sphere. 

It is time to move from simply feeling enraged to becoming meaningfully engaged!

Wondering where to start? 

Here are some important opportunities.

 


Alberta Election 2019

 

Are you ready for April 16th?

It’s the day Albertans will choose a new set of 87 lawmakers to represent them and set the direction of the province.

Given that education is a provincial responsibility, those 87 individuals elected by you on April 16th will have a significant impact on our K-12 classrooms going forward.

Time to get to know the candidates for your area and make an informed choice!

We’re here to help.

Access our new comprehensive, easy-to-use “Alberta Election 2019: Get to know your candidates” resource, available on our Parents for Choice in Education website.

For each of the 87 constituencies or electoral districts in Alberta we have compiled a list of candidates, including their:

  • websites
  • social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • campaign email addresses and phone numbers

Click here or on the image below to get informed and engaged in this important provincial election!

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The necessity of taking action in politics

We live in an amazing country, yet have been soothed into a false belief that our prosperity and freedom require nothing of us.

For far too long many people have only shown an interest in government on election day, if then.

And while we have allowed our political muscles to atrophy, the government's power has grown.

In fact, the government has become so arrogant that they have recently passed legislation making it illegal for school staff in Alberta to share important information with parents about their own children.    

Enough is enough. It's time to get involved!

As Randall Denley wisely stated in a recent Ottawa Citizen column:

We live in a participatory democracy, and that requires more than just voting every four years. If you are not satisfied with outsourcing your political choices to a relatively small number of other people, you have to get directly involved. That means joining a political party. The good news is that it’s inexpensive and demands only as much time as you are willing to give it.

It’s a little-understood fact, but the people who join political parties have enormous say over the choices we have on election day. They pick party leaders, choose local candidates and influence party policies. As a voter, you are one of millions. As a party member, you are one of thousands provincially, and usually one of hundreds at the riding level.

The greater the number of PCE supporters who are meaningfully engaged and mobilized, the stronger our impact will be toward ensuring the best possible education system both now and in the future!

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