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Final week to register for HSA election campaign school

Space is still available in the non-partisan election campaign school HSA is holding for members interested in working on election campaigns or running for political office.  The school will focus on the May 12, 2009 provincial election, and will be the only campaign school HSA offers before this election.

If you want to help elect representatives who will support public health care and community social services, or are considering running for elected office some day, then HSAs election campaign school is for you!

Campaign School Dates:  Thursday & Friday, February 19 & 20, 2009

Location:  HSA Office, 300 - 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver

This workshop is designed for HSA members with little or no experience in electoral politics, and will discuss the various roles that HSA members could play during the pre-election and election periods.  Workshop topics will include:

- The nomination process
- Campaign positions (who does what)
- Nomination campaigns
- How to get involved
- Overview of election campaigns
- How HSA can support members to run or work in elections

Nomination campaigns and election planning is well underway for the provincial election, but there will still be many opportunities for HSA members to get involved.   Come to HSAs election campaign school to find out how you can make a difference in your community.

Interested members should complete the attached application form and return it to the HSA Office (Attention: Karin Herbert). As with other union education, HSA provides union paid leave and pays expenses for members to attend this workshop.   Mail or fax your registration forms as soon as possible, and by Monday, February 2, 2009 at the latest (Education Fax: 604-419-5195 in the Lower Mainland or 1-800-663-6119 for out-of-town).  HSA will call you to confirm your registration.

For further information about the campaign school, please contact Carol Riviere, Communications Officer at the HSA office.

Deadline: February 2, 2009

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