Time to Get Ready: Political Action Training Forums

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! If you are a Union registering your members please use this form. If you are registering yourself, please use this form. The Alberta Federation of Labour is holding Political Action Training Forums in Edmonton and Calgary to help labour activists get ready for the upcoming election. These forums will provide introductory sessions which will cover an overview of electoral campaigns and the essential tools needed for labour activists wanting to get involved in supporting a labour-friendly candidate’s municipal, provincial or federal election campaign. Participants will learn about voting in the election, gain hands-on training for member to member campaigning and take away an informed understanding of what needs to be done when volunteering for a campaign. Posters for the events are available for sharing: Edmonton - March 26 Calgary - March 28 Poster with both events listed is available here.    

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