Well friends, here we are. The eve of the advance poll is upon us and its GOTV execution time!
I spent most of the day helping the Alison Redford campaign organize for tomorrow, but was lucky enough to experience what was for me the highlight of this leadership election campaign.
An elderly couple contacted the #PCAA because they wanted to know more about the 6 leadership candidates but didn’t have access to the internet and rarely read newspapers anymore. The PC Office contacted Jeremy Hexham, the Deputy Returning Officer in the constituency the couple was from, who phoned the 6 leadership teams and asked the campaigns to provide information so that the couple could make an informed decision. This afternoon I visited with them to tell them about Alison Redford.
I felt honored to sit with them to talk about their experience in Alberta and to learn why they support the PC Party. I enjoyed telling them about Alison’s credentials and priorities, and learning what was important to them. I was impressed by their desire to get informed and to participate in the process at all costs.
Being married for 59 years, the couple was keenly interested in Alison’s commitment to creating a continuing care system that keeps couples living together. This particular couple said they were lucky enough to be able to stay together, but knew of many others who had to be physically separated because each person required a different level of care. They told me how lucky they felt that they did not have to experience such separation.
Visiting this couple reminded me about the importance of voting. Regardless of who you decide to support, I encourage you to participate in the process. The PC Party is about to change directions and it would be a shame if you missed your opportunity to have a say! If this lovely couple can go to such effort to vote, you really do not have an excuse!
$5 dollars + 20 minutes of time = positive change for Alberta – don’t miss it!