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HSA provides support for members to attend election campaign training

Over the next few months, various organizations will be offering election campaign training. HSA members may apply for Political Action Fund support to attend election campaign training which is:

  1. non-partisan;
  2. is offered by labour organizations with which HSA is affiliated ; or
  3. is offered by political parties that meet all 4 of HSAs criteria, by demonstrating support for:
    1. a positive role for the public sector;
    2. the principles of the Canada Health Act;
    3. free collective bargaining for public sector employees; and
    4. progressive occupational health and safety legislation.

HSA members who plan to run for elected office, or want to help elect representatives who will support public health care and community social services, are encouraged to take advantage of these training opportunities. Forms to apply for Political Action Fund support to attend such training can be downloaded from the HSA website. Contact Carol Riviere at the HSA office for more information about eligible courses and support to attend them (criviere@hsabc.org).

BCFed Political Action Campaign Schools: Volunteering in the 2013 Election

The BC Federation of Labour is holding campaign schools around the province this fall, designed for members with little or no campaign experience. HSA members may apply for Political Action Fund support to attend the school in their area.

The following schools have been confirmed, and additional ones will be announced shortly:

Nanaimo ... Saturday, October 20 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Vancouver ... 2 evenings: Wednesday, November 21 & Thursday, November 22 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Workshop descriptions, application forms and information about additional schools is available at: www.bcfed.ca/event To register online, visit www.bcfedcampaignschool.com

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