Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

URGENT CALL TO ACTION – COUNTDOWN TO ELECTION – 6 DAYS TO MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT

URGENT CALL TO ACTION – COUNTDOWN TO ELECTION – 6 DAYS TO MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT

April 27, 2011

Nurses know that next Monday’s federal election is THE MOST IMPORTANT in decades!!!! Nothing less than the future of our publicly-funded, not-for-profit health-care system is at stake!

Whoever forms the government will lead the country into renegotiations of the Health Accord and determine whether we take the opportunity to strengthen Medicare to include primary health care for every Canadian resident, national pharmacare and home care. Now is the time for all of us to stand up and be counted for Medicare and for the public!

We must mobilize our families, friends, neighbours and colleagues to VOTE for Medicare!

Your riding was decided in the 2008 federal election by a very small number of votes. Your vote CAN and WILL make a difference. Make sure your vote is counted!

WHAT CAN YOU DO BETWEEN NOW AND MONDAY MAY 2?

1. Read about what’s at stake in this election. Where do the major political parties and Leaders stand on health and health care?

Canadian Health Coalition, Put Health Care on the Ballot

Sign the Medicare Pledge TODAY:

Dr. Harper’s New and Improved Medicare

Canadian Nurses Association, Elections 2011, 350,000 Voices have Power – Take Action!

2. Check the following websites to see who are the top contenders in your riding and choose the one that aligns most with your values and aspirations for Canada:


For the results in your riding in 2008, click on the map

To see which political party’s platform is closest to your values, check out this link


3. Speak with your family, friends, neighbours and colleagues and mobilize them to mobilize others to go to RNAO’s and CNA’s websites.  To get informed. And, to VOTE on May 2.


4.   Get to know your candidates. If you’re not sure who they are, you can check the following websites: 

Conservative Party of Canada          

Green Party of Canada 
            

 

Liberal Party of Canada  
               

New Democratic Party of Canada             

WHAT CAN YOU DO ON MONDAY MAY 2?

 

VOTE AND GET OTHERS TO VOTE!

THANKS FOR ASSERTING YOUR DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS!

 

 

David McNeil, RN, BScN, MHA, CHE                                        

RNAO President

Doris Grinspun, RN, MSN, PhD, O.ONT.

Executive Director, RNAO

 

 

 

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